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Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 at 07:05 PM CDT

Protect or Develop? Amazon Fires Signal Growing Pressure

Protect or Develop? Amazon Fires Signal Growing Pressure

"Without smoke, there's no progress," said the Amazon rancher in a torn straw hat and cowboy boots caked in red dirt. The rancher, 75-year-old Antonio Lopes da Silva, was talking about the fires that have swept...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 09:04 AM CDT

Politics of Climate Change Put Corporations in Tough Spot

Politics of Climate Change Put Corporations in Tough Spot

The polarizing politics of climate change have forced companies to choose between supporting the Trump administration's deregulation policies that could boost profits or opposing them to win over environmentally...

Friday, Aug 30, 2019 at 02:17 AM CDT

Australia Lowers Great Barrier Reef Outlook to 'Very Poor'

Australia Lowers Great Barrier Reef Outlook to 'Very Poor'

The government agency that manages Australia's Great Barrier Reef has downgraded its outlook for the corals' condition from "poor" to "very poor" due to warming oceans. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 02:22 PM CDT

Brazil Bans Most Burning for 60 Days to Curb Amazon Fires

Brazil Bans Most Burning for 60 Days to Curb Amazon Fires

Brazil on Thursday banned most legal fires for land-clearing for 60 days in an attempt to stop the burning that has devastated parts of the Amazon region. The decree prohibiting the fires was signed by...

Thursday, Aug 29, 2019 at 04:15 PM CDT

Trump Admin. to Roll Back Rules for Methane, a Major Heat-Trapping Gas

Trump Admin. to Roll Back Rules for Methane, a Major Heat-Trapping Gas

The Trump administration moved Thursday to revoke Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from oil facilities, a proposal that environmental advocates said would renounce key federal legal...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 04:13 PM CDT

Sharks to Saiga, Nations Up Support for Endangered Wildlife

Sharks to Saiga, Nations Up Support for Endangered Wildlife

From towering giraffes to bottom-feeding sharks and many species in between, endangered species got new protections under an agreement finalized Wednesday by most of the world's countries at a conference on...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019 at 02:54 PM CDT

Why Is the Amazon on Fire?

Why Is the Amazon on Fire?

Tens of thousands of fires are raging through the world's largest rainforest. Global leaders and environmentalists are calling for answers.

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 11:02 PM CDT

Vast Fires Sweep Across Bolivia as Well as Brazil

Vast Fires Sweep Across Bolivia as Well as Brazil

While global attention has been focused on fires burning across the Brazilian Amazon, neighboring Bolivia is battling its own vast blazes, which have charred an area nearly as extensive as the nation of...

Tuesday, Aug 27, 2019 at 01:26 AM CDT

Brazilian Firefighters Toil in Amazon Region Hazy With Smoke

Brazilian Firefighters Toil in Amazon Region Hazy With Smoke

Equipped with hoses connected to rubber backpacks, Brazilian firefighters in the Amazon on Monday raced in a truck along dirt roads toward plumes of smoke after a spotter in a military helicopter directed...

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 11:43 PM CDT

Brazil's Bolsonaro Causes Global Outrage Over Amazon Fires

Brazil's Bolsonaro Causes Global Outrage Over Amazon Fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has insulted adversaries and allies, disparaged women, blacks and homosexuals, and even praised his country's 1964-1985 dictatorship. Yet nothing has rallied more anger at home...

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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.

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Waukegan Police Officer Shoots Fleeing Driver: Police

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

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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...