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Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 12:45 AM CDT

US Commerce Declares Fishing Disasters for 7 States

US Commerce Declares Fishing Disasters for 7 States

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has declared fishing disasters for seven states on three coasts. "Fishing is the cornerstone of countless coastal economies and has been a way of life for generations of...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 03:42 PM CDT

17 States Sue Feds Over Endangered Species Act Rules

17 States Sue Feds Over Endangered Species Act Rules

Seventeen states sued the Trump administration Wednesday to block rules weakening the Endangered Species Act, saying the changes would make it tougher to protect wildlife even in the midst of a global extinction...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 11:52 AM CDT

'We're All in Big Trouble': Climate Panel Sees a Dire Future

'We're All in Big Trouble': Climate Panel Sees a Dire Future

Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned in a grim new report Wednesday. Sea levels are rising at an ever-faster rate as ice and snow shrink, and...

Wednesday, Sep 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM CDT

Voracious Swamp Rodents Set Off Alarms in California

Voracious Swamp Rodents Set Off Alarms in California

One of the most recent threats to California’s environment has webbed feet, white whiskers, shaggy fur and orange buck teeth that could be mistaken for carrots. “Boy, they’re an ugly-looking thing,” said David...

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019 at 12:36 AM CDT

'You Are Failing Us': Plans, Frustration at UN Climate Talks

'You Are Failing Us': Plans, Frustration at UN Climate Talks

Scolded for doing little, leader after leader promised the United Nations on Monday to do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. As they made their pledges at the Climate...

Monday, Sep 23, 2019 at 05:29 AM CDT

Lingering Pacific Heat Wave Threatens Hawaii Coral

Lingering Pacific Heat Wave Threatens Hawaii Coral

At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black rocks meet the Pacific, small off-the-grid homes overlook the calm blue waters of Papa Bay on Hawaii's Big Island — no tourists or hotels in sight. Here,...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 03:03 PM CDT

World Leaders Feel the Heat in Upcoming Climate Summit

World Leaders Feel the Heat in Upcoming Climate Summit

Saying humanity is waging war with the planet, the head of the United Nations isn't planning to let just any world leader speak about climate change at Monday's special "action summit." Only those with new,...

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 04:53 AM CDT

As Amazon Burns, Conservationists Blame Illegal Logging

As Amazon Burns, Conservationists Blame Illegal Logging

As the Amazon continues to burn in a record fire season, experts say the problem is rooted in illegal logging and criminal networks exploiting the forests for its natural resources and agricultural potential,...

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 05:31 PM CDT

Youth Leaders at UN Demand Bold Climate Change Action

Youth Leaders at UN Demand Bold Climate Change Action

Fresh off the climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders gathered at the United Nations Saturday to demand radical moves to...

Saturday, Sep 21, 2019 at 02:00 PM CDT

GM Electric Car Push Could Mean Fewer and Lower Paying Jobs

GM Electric Car Push Could Mean Fewer and Lower Paying Jobs

If U.S. consumers ever ditch fuel burners for electric vehicles, then the United Auto Workers union is in trouble. Gone would be thousands of jobs at engine and transmission plants across the industrial...

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Timeline: When CTU May Announce a Potential Strike
Timeline: When CTU May Announce a Potential Strike

It's down to the wire for Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union, with less than two days remaining before a potential strike. When will the city know if teachers plan to hit the picket lines?...

Potential Chicago Teachers Strike Looms 2 Days Away
Potential Chicago Teachers Strike Looms 2 Days Away

The Chicago Teachers Union bargaining team and district officials continued negotiations Tuesday, as a potential strike looms just two days away. Chicago Public Schools and CTU officials have met more than...

2 Suburbs Among America's Best Places to Trick-or-Treat
2 Suburbs Among America's Best Places to Trick-or-Treat

If your children are looking to get the most out of their trick-or-treating excursion this fall, a pair of Illinois cities are among the best in America for the annual tradition, according to a new ranking.

'GoT' Actors Served Meal on a Sword at Chicago's Alinea
'GoT' Actors Served Meal on a Sword at Chicago's Alinea

What does one serve the former King of the North, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch and Dragon Queenslayer?

Where Parents Can Take Their Kids If Chicago Teachers Strike
Where Parents Can Take Their Kids If Chicago Teachers Strike

With a Chicago teachers strike looming this week, parents will likely be looking to make preparations for their children.

Akiem Hicks Placed on IR by Bears
Akiem Hicks Placed on IR by Bears

For the second day in a row, the Chicago Bears have been forced to put a key player on injured reserve, as defensive tackle Akiem Hicks’ season is now in jeopardy.