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(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...

‘Just the beginning’: Youth strike for climate justice

September 20, 2019

From kindergarteners to college students, youth were at the helm of Chicago’s Sept. 20 march in the global climate strike to demand climate justice from leaders. “This isn’t a one day event ......

Marchers mourn loss of Amazon rainforest destroyed by fire

September 10, 2019

Hundreds of marchers dressed in black marched downtown Thursday to mourn the damage caused by the Amazon rainforest fires. Organizers from Extinction Rebellion Chicago and Articulation of Indigenous...

OPINION: Rapid insect decline is cause for worry

OPINION: Rapid insect decline is cause for worry

April 12, 2019

Summer evenings have always been filled with the steady hum of little insects flying around as the sun sets and the air cools. Annoying as they can be, their presence also means the arrival of one...

Mikey Ball, 7th grade student from Summit Hill Jr. HIgh School, posed for a photo during the protest at Federal Plaza Friday, March 15.

Chicago youth advocate for change during global Youth Climate Strike

March 22, 2019

Chicago area high school students added their voices to the worldwide protest against Climate Change recently, crowding downtown's Federal Plaza as part of the global Youth Climate Strike. At the pl...

EDITORIAL: Students energize fight against climate change

EDITORIAL: Students energize fight against climate change

March 21, 2019

On March 15, students worldwide walked out of their schools to protest their governments’ failure to address climate change. There were more than 2,000 events in over 100 countries, and these even...

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

OPINION: Let’s get to the meat of climate change

March 8, 2019

  When we think of the causes of climate change, we tend to focus on transportation as the main culprit. While gas emissions are a  contributor,  there’s a larger cause right under our nose...

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...

It’s time to talk—not argue—about climate change

It’s time to talk—not argue—about climate change

By Tessa Brubaker

January 27, 2018

A study released Jan. 18 reports that 2017 was one of the hottest years on record, ranked as the second-warmest year by NASA and the third-warmest by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administratio...

Musical Chairs: SMA Dean takes over Audio Arts leadership

Musical Chairs: SMA Dean takes over Audio Arts leadership

January 19, 2018

DEAN OF THE School of Media Arts Eric Freedman replaced former Chair of the Audio Arts and Acoustics Department David Worrall with Associate Dean of the School of Media Arts Tom Dowd Jan. 17. ...

Study: Climate change endangers Midwest infrastructure

Study: Climate change endangers Midwest infrastructure

October 23, 2017

After the devastation of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria on the nation’s southern coasts, Mary Craighead, transportation policy analyst at the Midwest Economic Policy Institute, said she saw a need ...

Politicians are supposed to unify, not divide

Study reinforces need for climate change education

October 16, 2017

Climate change has been heavily featured in news headlines in light of the string of hurricanes around the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have ravaged coastal states and islands like ...

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