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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...

Chicago youth advocate for change during global Youth Climate Strike

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...

Climate change has bigger impact on low-income communities

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 ...

Study reinforces need for climate change education

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 ...

Chicago to host historic climate summit

Chicago to host historic climate summit

October 2, 2017

Mayors from around the world will assemble in Chicago to develop strategies for combating climate change at the inaugural Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy’s North American Climate S...

Chicago office buildings grab top spot in energy efficiency

By Eric Bradach

July 18, 2017

Chicago is taking going green in the workplace to a  new level and is now the national leader in office building energy efficiency, according to a recent study.After placing second to San Francisco in 2016, Chicago claimed the top spot in the 2017 National Green Building Adoption Index. Chicago's 66 percent green-certified office space—a 6.5 percent increase from last year—drove the city to the lead. The study ranked the...

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