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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 04:47 AM CDT

6 Elephants Die at Thai Park Trying to Save Fallen Calf

6 Elephants Die at Thai Park Trying to Save Fallen Calf

A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in a national park in Thailand, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two of the animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 05:26 AM CDT

Pope Urges Bold Action to Protect the Amazon Amid Fires

Pope Urges Bold Action to Protect the Amazon Amid Fires

Pope Francis urged bishops on Sunday to boldly shake up the status quo as they chart ways to better care for the Amazon and its indigenous people amid threats from forest fires, development and what he called...

Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 09:17 AM CDT

President's Windmill Hatred Is a Worry for Booming Industry

President's Windmill Hatred Is a Worry for Booming Industry

The winds are blowing fair for America's wind power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing U.S. energy sources. Land-based turbines are rising by the thousands across America, from the remote Texas...

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 11:55 AM CDT

Report: 58% of Europe's Native Trees Face Extinction Threat

Report: 58% of Europe's Native Trees Face Extinction Threat

An international conservation group is warning that more than half of the European tree species that exist nowhere else in the world are threatened with extinction. The International Union for the Conservation...

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 11:53 AM CDT

2nd Wave of Protests Caps Week Focused on Climate Action

2nd Wave of Protests Caps Week Focused on Climate Action

Students took to the streets across the globe in the hundreds of thousands Friday for a second wave of worldwide protests demanding swift action on climate change. The protests were inspired by Swedish teenager...

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Witness Recounts Horrific Killings of 5 Neighbors
Witness Recounts Horrific Killings of 5 Neighbors

A Chicago man recounted the chilling moments of a horrific crime in which his neighbor at a Northwest Side apartment complex brutally killed five neighbors, according to police.

Suspect Arrested in Brutal Cicero Bowling Ball Attack
Suspect Arrested in Brutal Cicero Bowling Ball Attack

A suspect was arrested Sunday for a brutal attack that critically injured a man at a bowling alley in early September in west suburban Cicero, a city spokesman said.

Crawford Lead Blackhawks to 1st Win, 3-1 Over Oilers
Crawford Lead Blackhawks to 1st Win, 3-1 Over Oilers

Patrick Kane and Alexander Nylander scored, Corey Crawford stopped 27 shots, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-1 Monday night for their first win of the season.

Waukegan Police Officer Shoots Fleeing Driver: Police
Waukegan Police Officer Shoots Fleeing Driver: Police

A police officer in north suburban Waukegan reportedly shot a fleeing driver on Monday evening after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, police said.

Bolton Called Giuliani's Ukrainian Efforts 'Drug Deal': Hill
Bolton Called Giuliani's Ukrainian Efforts 'Drug Deal': Hill

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton was so disturbed by Rudy Giuliani’s efforts to get the Ukrainians to investigate President Donald Trump’s political opponents that he called it a “drug deal,” former...

Chicago-Area Man Remembers Classmate Fatally Shot by Officer
Chicago-Area Man Remembers Classmate Fatally Shot by Officer

The death of a Texas woman who was shot and killed by a police officer while inside her own home on Saturday has sparked outrage across the U.S., but for one Chicago-area man, the story hit especially close...