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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Friday, Mar 22, 2019 at 05:50 AM CDT

Midwest Floods Expose Threat to Military Posed by Climate Change

Midwest Floods Expose Threat to Military Posed by Climate Change

The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. They had to scramble to save sensitive...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 02:54 PM CDT

US Judge Blocks Oil, Gas Drilling Over Climate Change

US Judge Blocks Oil, Gas Drilling Over Climate Change

A judge blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles (1,295 sq. kilometers) in Wyoming and said the federal government must consider the cumulative climate change impact of leasing broad swaths of...

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2019 at 09:33 AM CDT

Hawaii Considers Nation's 1st Statewide Ban on Plastics in Restaurants

Hawaii Considers Nation's 1st Statewide Ban on Plastics in Restaurants

Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of cities nationwide have banned plastic foam...

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 at 09:28 AM CDT

Analysis: Heat Is Setting Records Twice as Often as Cold

Analysis: Heat Is Setting Records Twice as Often as Cold

Over the past 20 years, Americans have been twice as likely to sweat through record-breaking heat rather than shiver through record-setting cold, a new Associated Press data analysis shows. The AP looked at 424...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 05:08 PM CDT

NYC Students Join Global Strike for Climate Change

NYC Students Join Global Strike for Climate Change

Middle and high school students joined a global strike in more than 100 countries to call on lawmakers to acknowledge climate change on March 15. Students gathered at Columbia University for a rally organized by...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 03:25 PM CDT
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By Nina Lin

Students Strike for Climate Change in Over 100 Countries

Students from Australia to the United States coordinated "school strikes" to...View gallery

  • San Francisco
  • Boston
  • New York City
Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 09:11 AM CDT

NYC Mayor: Extend Shoreline to Protect City From Storms

NYC Mayor: Extend Shoreline to Protect City From Storms

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan Thursday to protect lower Manhattan from rising sea levels by surrounding it with earthen berms and extending its shoreline by as much as 500 feet. Officials...

Friday, Mar 15, 2019 at 06:14 PM CDT

Students Worldwide Skip Class to Demand Action on Climate

Students Worldwide Skip Class to Demand Action on Climate

From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, students mobilized by word of mouth and social media skipped class Friday to protest what they see as the failures by their governments to take tough...

Sunday, Mar 10, 2019 at 05:47 AM CDT

Republican Climate Change Believers Seek Green New Deal Sub

Republican Climate Change Believers Seek Green New Deal Sub

Republicans have trashed the Green New Deal — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's proposal to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions and create a renewable energy economy — as unrealistic, unaffordable and ill-conceive...

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 09:14 PM CST

Mexico Says At Most Only 22 Vaquita Porpoises Remain

Mexico Says At Most Only 22 Vaquita Porpoises Remain

Experts said Wednesday that only 22 vaquitas remain in the Gulf of California, where a grim, increasingly violent battle is playing out between emboldened fishermen and the last line of defense for the smallest...

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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

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.