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In crisis: desertification threatens a way of life in the Sahara Desert

In crisis: desertification threatens a way of life in the Sahara Desert

By Camilla Forte, Photojournalist

January 24, 2020

MOROCCO—For the last six years, Herrah and her family have gone against tradition by remaining in the Erg Chigaga region of the Western Sahara Desert. Despite it being one of the most untouched parts...

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

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...

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

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...

Climate activists remind Black Friday shoppers of the environmental crisis

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...

Chronicle FYI: Green New Deal would make a ‘radical change’ in climate crisis

Chronicle FYI: Green New Deal would make a ‘radical change’ in climate crisis

October 26, 2019

A close-knit group of college-aged students passionately chatted in a room decorated with brightly colored murals of Latino flags and other cultural symbols. Some of them wore shirts representing diff...

Editorial: Protests keep complacency from going extinct

Editorial: Protests keep complacency from going extinct

October 26, 2019

Climate activists are taking to the streets across the globe to rally for legislative action against an environmental catastrophe. In London, the global climate activist group Extinction Rebellion h...

Opinion: Clean energy should be Pritzker’s No. 1 priority

Opinion: Clean energy should be Pritzker’s No. 1 priority

October 18, 2019

Elected officials wouldn’t know a crumbling ecosystem if a forest fire held up a sign saying it was the end of the world. Yet, it is still truly baffling how—in a state as blue and agriculturally-cente...

Climate protesters break police lines

Climate protesters break police lines

October 8, 2019

Several hundred climate protestors broke police lines near Daley Plaza Monday night, resulting in at least one arrest and blocked traffic. The protest, led by Extinction Rebellion in conjunctio...

Letter to the Editor: In response to the Chronicle’s environmental coverage

Letter to the Editor: In response to the Chronicle’s environmental coverage

October 1, 2019

Glad to see the students on strike about the rapid warming of the planet. But they should have been out there decades ago when it was taught in colleges around the country that⁠, if nothing was done...

Illinois residents protest doubling of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Illinois residents protest doubling of the Dakota Access Pipeline

September 28, 2019

The heavy rain on Friday did not stop Chicagoans from demanding Gov. J.B. Pritzker declare a climate emergency in Illinois, ban fracking and halt the doubling in volume of the Dakota Access Pipeline. ...

Climate crisis inspires people all over the world to take action, a look at how student evaluations affect professors

Climate crisis inspires people all over the world to take action, a look at how student evaluations affect professors

September 25, 2019

A look at climate crisis strikes in Chicago and student evaluations.

‘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 ......

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