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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 07:28 AM CDT

Daimler to Stop Selling Electric Smart Cars in US, Canada

Daimler to Stop Selling Electric Smart Cars in US, Canada

German automaker Daimler will stop selling its all-electric Smart EQ fortwo cars in the United States and Canada, according to a company spokesman. The company will stop selling Smart in the two countries...

Monday, Apr 29, 2019 at 08:34 PM CDT

Beto O'Rourke Unveils Climate Plan With Yosemite as Backdrop

Beto O'Rourke Unveils Climate Plan With Yosemite as Backdrop

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday announced his first major policy initiative, a $5 trillion plan to combat climate change that he says will keep the Earth from sliding past the point of...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 08:04 AM CDT

Skin Cancer Risks Remain High as Earth's Ozone Faces New Threats

Skin Cancer Risks Remain High as Earth's Ozone Faces New Threats

Exposure to UVB radiation from the sun causes non-melanoma skin cancer and is linked to increased risk of melanoma development, according to the National Cancer Institute. People with fair skin or who are...

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 06:05 AM CDT

How Climate Change Could Muck Up the Chesapeake's Recovery

How Climate Change Could Muck Up the Chesapeake's Recovery

Due to climate change, storms will likely hit the Chesapeake Bay watershed more often and drop more rain and snow, a serious danger to go with rising seas and rising temperatures. The increased precipitation...

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 at 06:24 PM CDT

Major Emperor Penguin Breeding Ground Gone Barren Since 2016

Major Emperor Penguin Breeding Ground Gone Barren Since 2016

For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica's second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start of this year is looking just as bleak, a new study found. Usually...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 at 07:11 AM CDT

How Countries Around the World Are Dealing With Climate Change

How Countries Around the World Are Dealing With Climate Change

From trading recyclable items for transportation passes to requiring all public buses be electric, countries are thinking of creative ways to reduce carbon emissions. Climate change continues to threaten...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 07:40 PM CDT

What to Expect for DC's Future Climate as the Earth Warms

What to Expect for DC's Future Climate as the Earth Warms

With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reporting that March 2019 was the second warmest March on record, the reality of climate change is difficult to dispute. But even more concrete are the...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 05:13 PM CDT

Calif. Earth Day Protesters Scale Universal Studios Globe

Calif. Earth Day Protesters Scale Universal Studios Globe

A pair of protesters scaled the globe at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on Monday, waving green flags to call attention on Earth Day to a "climate emergency." The two apparently had affixed themselves to...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 04:16 PM CDT

Buckle Up! Target Brings Back Car Seat Trade-In Event

Buckle Up! Target Brings Back Car Seat Trade-In Event

In honor of Earth Month, Target is giving car seat recycling a boost with the return of its popular trade-in event. Need to update your growing child's old car seat for a new size or just looking to get rid of...

Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 at 07:17 AM CDT

Climate Change Delays Move of National Aquarium Dolphins

Climate Change Delays Move of National Aquarium Dolphins

An aquarium in Maryland has been looking to build a refuge in the tropics for its captive dolphins. But it's having trouble finding the right location because of pollution and warming waters from climate...

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Family Travels to Chicago from Mexico for Teen's Funeral
Family Travels to Chicago from Mexico for Teen's Funeral

Family members are traveling from Mexico to Chicago Tuesday as they prepare to meet their youngest relative and say their final goodbyes to his 19-year-old mother Marlen Ochoa.

Student Arrested After Threats Made Delay Graduation
Student Arrested After Threats Made Delay Graduation

A high school in the southwest suburbs has rescheduled its graduation ceremony Tuesday after a student was arrested for making threats to the school.

IDPH Opens Investigation Into Advocate Christ Medical Center
IDPH Opens Investigation Into Advocate Christ Medical Center

The Illinois Department of Public Health has opened an investigation on Advocate Christ Medical Center, the facility facing questions following the birth of a child who police say was cut from the womb of his...

Spend Memorial Day Weekend at The St. Charles Fine Art Show
Spend Memorial Day Weekend at The St. Charles Fine Art Show

The following content is created in consultation with the St. Charles Fine Art Show. It does not reflect the work or opinions of NBC Chicago's editorial staff. To learn more about the St. Charles Fine...

Abortion Rights Advocates Protest Across US to #StoptheBans
Abortion Rights Advocates Protest Across US to #StoptheBans

Supporters of abortion rights flooded state capitols, town squares and courthouses around the country Tuesday to protest a wave of new laws restricting women's access to abortion that have passed in several...

Teacher Carjacked at Gunpoint in High School's Parking Lot
Teacher Carjacked at Gunpoint in High School's Parking Lot

A teacher was carjacked at gunpoint Tuesday in the parking lot of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School on the Near West Side.