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Changing Climate

In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Wednesday, Mar 6, 2019 at 12:39 PM CST

School Lessons Increasingly a Target for Climate Skeptics

School Lessons Increasingly a Target for Climate Skeptics

A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards. A Virginia legislator worries teachers are indoctrinating students with their personal views on global warming. And an Oklahoma...

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2019 at 11:11 AM CST

After Years of Promise, Battery Cars About to Go Mainstream

After Years of Promise, Battery Cars About to Go Mainstream

For years, there have been lots of electric cars proudly rolled out at auto shows but few on the streets or at dealers. That could be about to change. The electric cars under the lights at the Geneva Internati...

Sunday, Feb 24, 2019 at 07:57 PM CST

Consumer Goods Companies Preparing for Climate Change Impact

Consumer Goods Companies Preparing for Climate Change Impact

Companies behind some of the best-known consumer products — from soaps to sodas — are beginning to factor climate change into their business equation, according to a report published Monday. The survey of 16...

Saturday, Feb 23, 2019 at 03:10 PM CST

Sen. Feinstein Debates Children Over Climate Change

Sen. Feinstein Debates Children Over Climate Change

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a group of San Francisco Bay Area students squared off over climate change in a sometimes tense exchange captured on video and widely shared on social media. The 15-minute...

Friday, Feb 22, 2019 at 10:46 AM CST

Toxic Red Tide Appears to Have Faded From Florida's Waters

Toxic Red Tide Appears to Have Faded From Florida's Waters

Florida's coastal waters appear free from a devastating red tide bloom that began in October 2017. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission report released Wednesday says the toxic algae were no...

Thursday, Jan 24, 2019 at 02:58 PM CST

2018 Was 4th Warmest Year on Earth

2018 Was 4th Warmest Year on Earth

While Earth was a tad cooler last year than the last couple of years, it still was the fourth warmest on record, a new analysis shows. With the partial U.S. government shutdown, federal agency calculations for...

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 at 02:23 PM CST

US Orders Refuges to Staff for Hunters Despite Shutdown

US Orders Refuges to Staff for Hunters Despite Shutdown

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is directing dozens of wildlife refuges to return staffers to work to make sure hunters and others have access despite the government shutdown, according to an email obtained...

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 at 10:37 AM CST

Making Your Own Home-Cleaning Products? Some Pro Tips

Making Your Own Home-Cleaning Products? Some Pro Tips

To reduce waste and avoid unnecessary plastic bottles and chemicals — and to save money — many people are opting to make cleaning products from scratch at home. You can find an abundance of recipes for household...

Sunday, Jan 6, 2019 at 05:14 AM CST

National Parks Struggle to Stay Open, Safe During Shutdown

National Parks Struggle to Stay Open, Safe During Shutdown

Nonprofits, businesses and state governments nationwide are putting up money and volunteer hours in a battle to keep national parks safe and clean for visitors as the partial U.S. government shutdown lingers....

Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 at 05:09 PM CST

Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue EPA Over Air Quality

Environmental Groups Threaten to Sue EPA Over Air Quality

A coalition of environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue on Thursday, warning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it must hold Utah and Arizona accountable for missing deadlines to submit...

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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.