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In-depth coverage of our changing climate and environmental issues

Saturday, Dec 29, 2018 at 11:12 PM CST

Washington Could Be First State to Legalize Human Composting

Washington Could Be First State to Legalize Human Composting

When Americans die, most are buried or cremated. Washington could soon become the first state to allow another option: human composting. As NBC News reported, the push to allow composting of human remains...

Friday, Dec 28, 2018 at 11:23 AM CST

Signs Point to Voters Demanding Action on Climate Change

Signs Point to Voters Demanding Action on Climate Change

Going into the midterm elections, few candidates made the warming planet a keystone of their campaigns despite devastating fires and storms that scientists say have been worsened by carbon pollution. Climate...

Sunday, Dec 16, 2018 at 07:40 PM CST

Talks Adopt 'Rulebook' to Put Paris Climate Deal Into Action

Talks Adopt 'Rulebook' to Put Paris Climate Deal Into Action

Almost 200 nations, including the world's top greenhouse gas producers, China and the United States, have adopted a set of rules meant to breathe life into the 2015 Paris climate accord by setting out how...

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018 at 05:11 PM CST

Warming at Poles Showing Up at Weird Times, Places

Warming at Poles Showing Up at Weird Times, Places

Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth's polar regions at times they don't expect, like winter, and in places they don't expect, like eastern Antarctica. New studies and reports issued this week at a...

Monday, Dec 10, 2018 at 02:33 PM CST

Trump Plan to Reclassify Nuke Waste Alarms Environmentalists

Trump Plan to Reclassify Nuke Waste Alarms Environmentalists

The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier. The proposal by the U.S....

Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 at 05:28 AM CST

Landmark Environmental Protections Being Rolled Back

Landmark Environmental Protections Being Rolled Back

One after another, landmark U.S. protections for climate, air and land are in the crosshairs of the Trump administration as his agency leaders move past early fumbles and scandals to start delivering on a...

Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at 09:14 PM CST

Trump EPA Acts to Roll Back Control on Climate-Changing Coal

Trump EPA Acts to Roll Back Control on Climate-Changing Coal

The Environmental Protection Agency acted again Thursday to ease rules on the sagging U.S. coal industry, this time scaling back what would have been a tough control on climate-changing emissions from any new...

Monday, Dec 3, 2018 at 09:10 PM CST

Leaders Stress Need to Win Support for Climate Measures

Leaders Stress Need to Win Support for Climate Measures

As leaders attending the U.N.'s annual climate summit heard fresh warnings about the dire consequences of leaving global warming unchecked, a new issue emerged Monday as a pressing concern: how to persuade...

Sunday, Dec 2, 2018 at 07:43 AM CST

UN Climate Talks Begin in Poland With Boost From G-20 Summit

UN Climate Talks Begin in Poland With Boost From G-20 Summit

Negotiators from around the world began two weeks of talks on curbing climate change Sunday, three years after sealing a landmark deal in Paris that set a goal of keeping global warming well below 2 degrees...

Friday, Sep 21, 2018 at 05:26 AM CDT

California to Make People Ask for Straws, Soda With Kid Meals

California to Make People Ask for Straws, Soda With Kid Meals

People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under a new law. The law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service...

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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.