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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Thursday, Aug 22, 2019 at 09:13 AM CDT

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Bolsonaro Suggests NGOs Setting Amazon Fires, Gives No Proof

Brazil's official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggested Wednesday, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could...

Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019 at 12:13 PM CDT

Actor Javier Bardem Urges UN Delegates to Protect Oceans

Actor Javier Bardem Urges UN Delegates to Protect Oceans

Spanish actor and environmental activist Javier Bardem said Monday "we are all villains" for playing "deaf and blind" and not caring about the world's oceans, which are under more pressure than at any time in...

Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 at 04:28 PM CDT

Funeral for Lost Ice: Iceland Bids Farewell to Glacier

Funeral for Lost Ice: Iceland Bids Farewell to Glacier

It was a funeral for ice. With poetry, moments of silence and political speeches about the urgent need to fight climate change, Icelandic officials, activists and others bade goodbye to what once was a...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 01:45 PM CDT

Alaska Records Its Warmest Month Ever; Future Records Likely

Alaska Records Its Warmest Month Ever; Future Records Likely

Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning. July was Alaska's warmest month ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration....

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 05:49 AM CDT

How Greta Thunberg Shifted World's Gaze to Climate Change

How Greta Thunberg Shifted World's Gaze to Climate Change

Staring through a swarm of photographers and television crews, self-described introvert Greta Thunberg took the stage at a Swiss university last week, NBC News reports, to pointedly reiterate a message that has...

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 at 08:25 AM CDT

From Tusks to Tails, Nations Eye Trade in Endangered Species

From Tusks to Tails, Nations Eye Trade in Endangered Species

From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting...

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 03:41 PM CDT

NASA Scientists Fly Over Greenland to Track Melting Ice

NASA Scientists Fly Over Greenland to Track Melting Ice

The fields of rippling ice 500 feet below the NASA plane give way to the blue-green of water dotted with irregular chunks of bleached-white ice, some the size of battleships, some as tall as 15-story buildings....

Thursday, Aug 15, 2019 at 12:35 PM CDT

July Was Hottest Month Measured on Earth Since Records Began

July Was Hottest Month Measured on Earth Since Records Began

July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019 at 02:54 PM CDT

This Farmer Ditched Corn for Solar, Says Others Should Too

This Farmer Ditched Corn for Solar, Says Others Should Too

Gerald Kreider is a 75-year-old farmer who doesn't look like a tech guy, but that's exactly what he is. The raggedy "Community Energy" baseball cap he wears around the farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania...

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019 at 02:38 PM CDT

Goodbye Monarchs? Protection Changes May Imperil Butterflies

Goodbye Monarchs? Protection Changes May Imperil Butterflies

Hand-raising monarch butterflies in the midst of a global extinction crisis, Laura Moore and her neighbors gather round in her suburban Maryland yard to launch a butterfly newly emerged from its chrysalis. Eager...

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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.

Bolton Called Giuliani's Ukrainian Efforts 'Drug Deal': Hill
Bolton Called Giuliani's Ukrainian Efforts 'Drug Deal': Hill

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton was so disturbed by Rudy Giuliani’s efforts to get the Ukrainians to investigate President Donald Trump’s political opponents that he called it a “drug deal,” former...

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...