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Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 07:25 PM CDT

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

G-7 Leaders Vow to Help Brazil Fight Fires, Repair Damage

Leaders of the Group of Seven nations said Sunday they are preparing to help Brazil battle fires burning across the Amazon region and repair the damage as tens of thousands of soldiers got ready to join the...

Sunday, Aug 25, 2019 at 09:17 AM CDT

Extinction Bites: Countries Agree to Protect Sharks and Rays

Extinction Bites: Countries Agree to Protect Sharks and Rays

Countries have agreed to protect more than a dozen shark species at risk of extinction, in a move aimed at conserving some of the ocean's most awe-inspiring creatures who have themselves become prey to...

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 08:00 PM CDT

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

Bolsonaro to Send Army to Fight Huge Fires in the Amazon

Under international pressure to contain fires sweeping parts of Brazil's Amazon, President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized use of the military to battle the huge blazes while thousands took to the streets to...

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 03:47 PM CDT

The Causes and Risks of the Amazon Fires

The Causes and Risks of the Amazon Fires

Fires have been breaking out at an unusual pace in Brazil this year, causing global alarm over deforestation in the Amazon region. The world's largest rainforest is often called the "lungs of the earth."

Friday, Aug 23, 2019 at 06:45 AM CDT

Global Worry Over Amazon Rainforest Fires Escalates

Global Worry Over Amazon Rainforest Fires Escalates

Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil's government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 03:27 PM CDT

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Giraffes Move Closer to Endangered Species Protection

Nations around the world moved Thursday to protect giraffes as an endangered species for the first time, drawing praise from conservationists and scowls from some sub-Saharan African nations. Thursday's vote by...

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 05:01 PM CDT

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Bernie Sanders' $16T Climate Plan Builds on Green New Deal

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders released a $16.3 trillion climate plan on Thursday before touring a Northern California town ravaged by wildfire, declaring the setting a "wake-up call for our...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 07:46 PM CDT

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Toy Company Hasbro Is Saying Goodbye To Plastic

Hasbro said Tuesday that all its packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022.

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 08:12 PM CDT

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

UN: Don't Worry About Drinking Microplastics in Water

The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but that research has been spotty and more is needed into their effects on the environment and...

Wednesday, Aug 21, 2019 at 07:40 PM CDT

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Environmentalists Sue Over Endangered Species Act Rollbacks

Seven environmental and animal protection groups teamed up to file the first lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's rollback of the Endangered Species Act. The environmental law nonprofit Earthjustice...

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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...