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Some grocery stories are no longer allowing shoppers to use reusable bags as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus.

Changing habits related to coronavirus pandemic offer reasons for hope in fighting climate crisis

April 7, 2020

Worldwide, the human response to the coronavirus pandemic has led to a decrease in emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and the human activities that negatively impact the environment. While the decr...

Student's interactive video challenges waste disposal notions

Student’s interactive video challenges waste disposal notions

March 21, 2020

What do greasy pizza boxes, disposable coffee cups and oily takeout containers all have in common? They are often mistaken to be recyclable. According to an April 2019 survey of 2,000 Americans by Covan...

From campus to the city: College students can make or break food waste epidemic

From campus to the city: College students can make or break food waste epidemic

March 9, 2020

Isabella Bryant has been eating out a few times per week—more than she cares to admit—because she is constantly on the go. “I don't like doing it," said Bryant, a senior creative writing ...

The Wave Film Festival hosted 15 local, national and international organizations at tables in the lobby outside Film Row Cinema, 1104 South Wabash Ave.

The first annual Wave Film Festival makes a splash at Columbia

March 7, 2020

Columbia dipped its toes underwater by welcoming 12 subaquatic filmmakers, 13 environmental organizations and 20 short films to Film Row Cinema for the first Wave Film Festival. The Saturday, Feb....

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 ...

The last straw: Columbia prepared for city’s proposed single-use plastics ban

The last straw: Columbia prepared for city’s proposed single-use plastics ban

February 15, 2020

As the Chicago City Council plans to consider legislation that will demand more of its citizens in the fight against the climate crisis, Columbia faculty, students and administrators say they are prepared ...

A guide to sex for environmental nuts (pun intended)

A guide to sex for environmental nuts (pun intended)

By Alexandra Yetter, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2020

Shower sex, food play and leather toys may all make for an exciting way to spice up your sex life, but they are also killing the planet. When you really stop to think about it, there are a lot of ways intercours...

(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...

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

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...

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...

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...

Dejah Powell and Brian Gomez from the Sunshine Movement take questions from the audience about the Green New Deal, Oct. 24, 803 South Morgan Street.

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...

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