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Activists march from Millennium Park to Federal Plaza during a Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 climate strike led by Illinois Youth Climate Strike and the Sunrise Movement.

Chicago declares climate emergency, protestors not satisfied

February 19, 2020

After public testimony from local climate activists, the Chicago City Council voted unanimously to declare a state of “climate emergency.” The decision caused protestors and activists, who felt the ...

(From left) WBEZ’s Jerome McDonnell; Donald Wuebbles, a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Illinois; and Troy Peters from Audubon speak to the City Club of Chicago about ways to lower the carbon footprint.

‘We ain’t got it’: Panelists discuss Chicago’s need for aggressive environmental protection

January 31, 2020

The Great Lakes region, which holds 21% of the world’s freshwater supply and could be a climate refuge for more than 400,000 Americans, is being threatened by global warming. Between decreasing oxyg...

Greta Thunberg, a Swedish climate activist, addresses world leaders at the COP25 summit in Madrid, Wednesday, Dec. 11.

Chronicle FYI: Where the world stands on the climate crisis ahead of 2020

December 16, 2019

As the decade closes, more than 25,000 leaders gathered for the 25th Conference of the Parties to decide the fate of new environmental policies in the midst of a global climate crisis. 2020 will ma...

Activists started marching from Millennium Park to Federal Plaza, located on South Dearborn Street, where leaders gave speeches.

Chicago climate group rallies as U.N. discusses global environmental crisis

December 7, 2019

Lower temperatures did not stop Illinois Youth Climate Strike and the Sunrise Movement from organizing what they billed as their final strike in 2019. As world leaders were currently discussing the...

CFAC election and Black Friday strike

CFAC election and Black Friday strike

December 4, 2019

On this week's episode of Chronicle Headlines, our staff covers the Columbia part-time faculty union election and a series of climate strikes at Water Tower Place on Black Friday....

The strikers continue their demonstration as they proceed to the Chicago Water Tower, 806 Michigan Ave., where organizers deliver speeches.

Climate activists remind Black Friday shoppers of the environmental crisis

December 1, 2019

Just hours after giving thanks, hundreds of shoppers jumped from store to store across the country scouring for the best Black Friday deals. But, Chicago environmental activists took a different a...

'No bees, no food': Chicagoans are abuzz about saving bees

‘No bees, no food’: Chicagoans are abuzz about saving bees

August 13, 2019

The honey bee population is being killed off at an unsustainable rate, with beekeepers reporting a 30% loss in their colonies annually. Activist organizations in the Chicagoland area are trying to c...

Mark Templeton, clinical professor at the University of Chicago Law School and director of the Abrams Environmental Law Clinic, moderated a discussion with Jacqueline Patterson on the disproportionate impact low-income communities face as a result of climate change at 1160 E. 58th St.

Climate change has bigger impact on low-income communities

April 29, 2018

The link between climate change and its disproportionate impact on low-income communities may not often be seen, but it does exist, said Jacqueline Patterson, director of the National Association for t...

Bee & Tea flies into Wicker Park

The tapioca boba nicely compliments Bee & Tea’s delicious chicken teriyaki bao, making for a delightful snack.

By Assistant Arts & Culture Editor

September 15, 2014

Nestled inside a vibrant storefront, Bee & Tea, 1843 W. North Ave., offers a variety of affordable boba teas and baos, the Chinese dumpling.Boba tea is a traditional Taiwanese beverage that is eithe...

Change policies with climate

By Contributing Writer

March 3, 2014

All winter, the Midwest and Eastern regions have faced glacial winter storms named after terrifying mythological Greek characters. The average temperature for Chicago this winter will likely be around 16–18 degrees, making it the third-coldest winter since records began in 1877, according to the National Weather Service.The miserable winter weather must mean that climate change isn’t real, right? Wrong. On behalf of every brea...

Climate action tour calls for fossil fuel divestment

By Brandon Smith

December 3, 2012

Fossil fuel corporations have made a powerful enemy—and he can “Do the Math.”Bill McKibben, author and co-founder of, a climate activism website, spoke Nov. 28 at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., as part of his nationwide “Do the Math” tour that serves as a call to action to stop environmental degradation caused by oil, gas and coal companies.Chicago was the 15th stop on the 21-city tour t...

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