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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Friday, Apr 5, 2019 at 03:07 PM CDT

How Cherry Blossoms Are Impacted by Climate Change

How Cherry Blossoms Are Impacted by Climate Change

The iconic cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. are impacted by climate change. Their peak blooms have shifted five days earlier over the past century.

Monday, Apr 1, 2019 at 11:12 AM CDT

Al Roker Travels to the Arctic for Firsthand Look at Climate Change

Al Roker Travels to the Arctic for Firsthand Look at Climate Change

What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. And scientists studying global warming are trying to learn why, TODAY reports. That’s why Al Roker headed to Utqiagvik, Alaska, considered ground zero for...

Sunday, Mar 31, 2019 at 12:58 AM CDT

Cities Around the World Turn Off Lights to Mark Earth Hour

Cities Around the World Turn Off Lights to Mark Earth Hour

Cities around the world marked Earth Hour on Saturday by turning off lights at 8:30 p.m. local time in a call for global action on climate change. Earth Hour, spearheaded by the World Wildlife Fund, calls...

Saturday, Mar 30, 2019 at 09:29 PM CDT

Judge Restores Obama-Era Drilling Ban in Arctic

Judge Restores Obama-Era Drilling Ban in Arctic

President Donald Trump exceeded his authority when he reversed bans on offshore drilling in vast parts of the Arctic Ocean and dozens of canyons in the Atlantic Ocean, a U.S. judge said in a ruling that restored...

Friday, Mar 29, 2019 at 05:22 PM CDT

New York Poised to Become 3rd State to Ban Plastic Bags

New York Poised to Become 3rd State to Ban Plastic Bags

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and fellow Democrats who control the Legislature reached a deal Friday to make New York the third state with a ban on single-use plastic grocery bags as they worked to finalize budget...

Thursday, Mar 28, 2019 at 08:52 PM CDT

US Sues California, Says Water Policy Violates Law

US Sues California, Says Water Policy Violates Law

The federal government sued California on Thursday over a water policy it said violates the state's environmental protection law. The U.S. Department of Justice filed suit in Sacramento federal court to block a...

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2019 at 11:22 AM CDT

Senate Shuns Green New Deal Amid Claims of Bad Faith

Senate Shuns Green New Deal Amid Claims of Bad Faith

The Senate turned away from the Green New Deal on Tuesday as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Republicans in the GOP-controlled Senate...

Monday, Mar 25, 2019 at 02:45 PM CDT

Key Melting Greenland Glacier Is Growing Again — For Now

Key Melting Greenland Glacier Is Growing Again — For Now

A major Greenland glacier that was one of the fastest shrinking ice and snow masses on Earth is growing again, a new NASA study finds. Around 2012, the Jakobshavn glacier was retreating about 1.8 miles (3...

Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 12:24 PM CDT

Rescue of the At-Risk Vaquita Porpoise

Rescue of the At-Risk Vaquita Porpoise

For the first time in four years, fishermen are back on the water in the Upper Gulf of California fishing inside the vaquita marina sanctuary, the only place in the world where the smallest marine mammal can be...

Saturday, Mar 23, 2019 at 02:47 PM CDT

Planet Savior Or Horror Show? Green New Deal Inflames Debate

Planet Savior Or Horror Show? Green New Deal Inflames Debate

To Democratic supporters, the Green New Deal is a touchstone, a call to arms to combat climate change with the full measure of the nation's resources and technological might. "A mission to save all of creation,"...

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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.