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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Friday, Apr 26, 2019 at 10:15 AM CDT

DC Heads to 100% Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country

DC Heads to 100% Renewable Energy, a Symbolic Move for the Country

As the Trump administration moves to dismantle federal laws to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Washington D.C. is working to bring renewable energy to the White House and the rest of the city. Under a law...

Monday, Apr 22, 2019 at 07:39 AM CDT

Pollen Problems: How Climate Change Supersizes Allergy Season

Pollen Problems: How Climate Change Supersizes Allergy Season

Climate change is changing pollen production patterns and impacting everyone with seasonal allergies. Take a deeper look at the problem and see what you can do to help fight off the coughing and sneezing.

Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 at 05:22 PM CDT

For Some Millennials, Climate Change Clock Ticks Louder Than Biological One

For Some Millennials, Climate Change Clock Ticks Louder Than Biological One

The government reported last year that U.S. birth rates had hit a 30-year low, attributed partly to millennials who felt they were under economic duress. But climate concern also appears to be surging, NBC News...

Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 at 04:47 PM CDT

Waikiki Flood Concerns Spur Push for Hawaii Shore Protection

Waikiki Flood Concerns Spur Push for Hawaii Shore Protection

Hawaii's iconic Waikiki Beach could soon be underwater as rising sea levels caused by climate change overtake its white sand beaches and bustling city streets. Predicting Honolulu will start experiencing...

Friday, Apr 19, 2019 at 01:24 PM CDT

Bieber, Ariana Grande Join Lil Dicky for Earth Day Video

Bieber, Ariana Grande Join Lil Dicky for Earth Day Video

Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday. Dicky released the...

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 at 12:40 PM CDT

Jason Momoa Shaves Signature Beard to Promote Recycling

Jason Momoa Shaves Signature Beard to Promote Recycling

"Aquaman" is clean-shaven. Actor Jason Momoa on Wednesday released a video in which he shaved off his signature beard and mustache in order to promote recycling. He started by saying farewell to his "Game of...

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 at 05:31 AM CDT

Wild Bee Species Critical to Pollination On the Decline in New England

Wild Bee Species Critical to Pollination On the Decline in New England

More than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinizing everything from blueberries to apples in New England are on the decline, according to a new study. Researchers from the University of New Hampshire...

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 at 06:21 AM CDT

Earth, Meet Polo: Ralph Lauren Unveils Plastic Bottle Shirt

Earth, Meet Polo: Ralph Lauren Unveils Plastic Bottle Shirt

Earth, meet Polo. Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water. David Lauren, the youngest...

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 at 06:58 PM CDT

Former US Interior Boss Parlays Post Into Private Career

Former US Interior Boss Parlays Post Into Private Career

Former U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is quickly parlaying his time in President Donald Trump's cabinet into a lucrative private career. He's landed a more than $100,000-a-year post at a Nevada mining...

Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 at 10:11 AM CDT

Teen Climate Activist Warns EU That It's Time to Panic

Teen Climate Activist Warns EU That It's Time to Panic

Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg says time is running out to halt climate change and she's urging European politicians "to panic." Thunberg told EU lawmakers Tuesday: "I want you to act as...

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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...

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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.