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Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 04:26 PM CDT

The Blob 2.0: Another Pacific Ocean Heat Wave?

The Blob 2.0: Another Pacific Ocean Heat Wave?

On a quiet Monday afternoon in Santa Cruz, families lounged on the beach as a few swimmers played in the waves and a lone fisherman cast his line in the water from the cliffs off in the distance. It was, by all...

Monday, Sep 16, 2019 at 09:20 PM CDT

Fishermen Demand a Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

Fishermen Demand a Say in Decisions on Offshore Wind Energy

Fishermen insisted Monday to a congressional subcommittee looking at offshore wind energy that they be consulted when crucial decisions are being made on the development of such projects, including where they...

Sunday, Sep 15, 2019 at 03:36 AM CDT

Teen Girls Strike for Global Action on Climate Change

Teen Girls Strike for Global Action on Climate Change

Fridays for Future school strikes — a movement led largely by teenage girls — has eclipsed the quiet, solitary protests started by its founder, 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg, in August 2018. Now upward of...

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 at 04:58 PM CDT

Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

Trump Administration Drops Obama-Era Water Protection Rule

The Trump administration on Thursday revoked an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 04:29 PM CDT

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Democrats Step on Shaky Political Ground With Fracking Bans

Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural gas extraction...

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019 at 04:52 AM CDT

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Veterans With PTSD, Anxiety Turn to Beekeeping for Relief

Gently lifting a wooden frame containing dozens of Italian honeybees, Vince Ylitalo seemed transfixed as he and several other veterans inspected the buzzing insects. "This is really cool," he said, pointing to...

Monday, Sep 9, 2019 at 08:57 PM CDT

More Bodies Recovered in Bahamas Amid Damage From Dorian

More Bodies Recovered in Bahamas Amid Damage From Dorian

U.S. emergency workers on Monday found five bodies in the debris left by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, and they said they expected to find more victims a week after the devastating storm hit. Bahamians,...

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 12:16 PM CDT

Trump Challenges California's Power to Control Auto Pollution

Trump Challenges California's Power to Control Auto Pollution

The Trump administration on Friday began an all-out challenge to California's authority to set its own automotive emissions standards as government agencies opened an antitrust investigation and told state...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 08:45 PM CDT

2020 Democratic Candidates Turn Focus to Climate Change

2020 Democratic Candidates Turn Focus to Climate Change

Top Democratic presidential contenders talked tough Wednesday on cutting climate-damaging emissions from oil, gas and coal, turning their focus to global warming in a marathon evening of town halls that gave the...

Wednesday, Sep 4, 2019 at 02:24 PM CDT

Trump Rolls Back Regulations on Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

Trump Rolls Back Regulations on Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that it will roll back requirements for more energy efficient light bulbs, a set of rules that could lead to increased green house gas emissions that accelerate...

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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.

Turkey Widens Invasion as Syrian Army Returns to Northeast
Turkey Widens Invasion as Syrian Army Returns to Northeast

Syrian government troops moved into towns and villages in northeastern Syria on Monday, including the flashpoint region of Manbij, setting up a potential clash with Turkish-led forces advancing in the area as...

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...