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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019 at 04:45 PM CDT

Climate Change Could Change Cost, Taste of Beer

Climate Change Could Change Cost, Taste of Beer

New research says climate change is brewing trouble for the beer industry. Storm Team4 Meteorologist Amelia Draper explains the impact on the cost and taste of beer.

Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 at 07:29 AM CDT

Seychelles President Delivers Speech From Under the Ocean

Seychelles President Delivers Speech From Under the Ocean

In a striking speech delivered from deep below the ocean's surface, the Seychelles president on Sunday made a global plea for stronger protection of the "beating blue heart of our planet." President Danny...

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 05:02 PM CDT

Trump Wields Presidential Power on Pipeline, Energy Projects

Trump Wields Presidential Power on Pipeline, Energy Projects

Eager to jump-start the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline and other energy projects, President Donald Trump has acted to assert executive power over pipelines and such infrastructure. He issued a new permit for...

Saturday, Apr 13, 2019 at 07:10 PM CDT

Pace of Bering Sea Changes Startles Scientists

Pace of Bering Sea Changes Startles Scientists

The Yupik Eskimo village of Kotlik on Alaska's northwest coast relies on a cold, hard blanket of sea ice to protect homes from vicious winter Bering Sea storms. Frigid north winds blow down from the Arctic...

Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 at 07:55 AM CDT

Climate Change Will Crush Real Estate Values for Investors Who Don’t Prepare, New Report Says

Climate Change Will Crush Real Estate Values for Investors Who Don’t Prepare, New Report Says

For any investor, measuring opportunity against risk is critical. And for real estate investors in particular, risk is rising exponentially in the age of climate change. To that end, big real estate firms...

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 11:35 AM CDT

Glaciers Are Shrinking Faster Than Scientists Thought: Study

Glaciers Are Shrinking Faster Than Scientists Thought: Study

Earth's glaciers are melting much faster than scientists thought. A new study shows they are losing 369 billion tons of snow and ice each year, more than half of that in North America. The most comprehensive...

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 10:33 AM CDT

Beyond Paper Straws: More Hacks for Reducing Plastic at Home

Beyond Paper Straws: More Hacks for Reducing Plastic at Home

To help the environment by cutting down on non-compostable plastics, many people have begun saying no to plastic straws and are bringing reusable bags to the grocery store instead of accepting new plastic ones....

Monday, Apr 8, 2019 at 12:47 AM CDT

NASA Climate Scientist Behind 'OMG' Study Moonlights as Comedian

NASA Climate Scientist Behind 'OMG' Study Moonlights as Comedian

Climate change can be a difficult topic to explain and understand, but one NASA scientist has found a funny way to talk about the issue. Josh Willis is a climate scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory....

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 11:16 PM CDT

Temple Grad Sentenced for 'Biggest Green Scam' in History

Temple Grad Sentenced for 'Biggest Green Scam' in History

One of three people, including two Temple University graduates, behind what is believed to be the biggest scam involving clean energy in American history was sentenced Friday in Philadelphia federal court. Ama...

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 10:42 AM CDT

Environmental Groups to Sue Shell Over Climate Change

Environmental Groups to Sue Shell Over Climate Change

Climate activists delivered a court summons Friday to oil company Shell in a court case aimed at forcing it to do more to rein in carbon emissions. Friends of the Earth Netherlands, one of the groups involved...

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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

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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.