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‘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...

College campuses: Green, clean, money-saving machines

College campuses: Green, clean, money-saving machines

September 24, 2018

What happened to the environmental movement at Columbia? Once a leader, the college is losing ground to one of its biggest competitors. Columbia once emphasized its on-campus environmental sustainability initiatives with pride, but now the practices have been brushed unde...

Riley Fest honors Columbia co-founder

Riley Fest honors Columbia co-founder

September 24, 2018

Amid music, food and exciting energy, Columbia students gathered to celebrate one of the college’s co-founders. Riley Fest, a student-produced festival, returned to Columbia Sept. 20 to honor Ida Riley. “Riley Fest is the sister event to Blood Ball. It is a festiva...

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. ...

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

@ALittleBirdieToldMe: #anonymous Twitters bring marketing, satire to your feed

October 30, 2017

On his daily commute in Chicago Transit Authority vehicles, Bus constantly looks over his shoulder. He is paranoid that people will see his phone. Sometimes he has to pocket the device to finish business...

Chicago kicks off first  Climate Festival

Chicago kicks off first Climate Festival

October 10, 2016

The month-long Chicago Climate Festival held its inaugural event, “Raptivate!,” on Oct. 5 at DePaul University’s Lincoln Park Campus, 1110 W. Belden Ave.Christine Skolnik, founder of the festival, said she...

New Chicago-based architect group  advocates for climate change legislation

New Chicago-based architect group advocates for climate change legislation

September 12, 2016

A group of 95 Chicago-based architecture, design and engineering firms launched a new organization—the Architects Advocate Action on Climate Change—Sept. 1 to promote and advocate for climate change legis...

Long process of improving Chicago rivers continues

Long process of improving Chicago rivers continues

September 6, 2016

The city’s new project, “Great Rivers Chicago,” includes plans to make the Chicago, Calumet and Des Plaines rivers “inviting, productive and livable by 2040,” according to the project’s web...

Scholarship group says thank you

Scholarship group says thank you

May 9, 2016

Thank you, The Columbia Chronicle, for covering the Faculty & Staff Scholarship Initiative (FSSI) Acoustic Showcase! And thank you, Columbia College Chicago faculty, staff and friends for suppo...

Environmental issues should not be politicized

February 22, 2016

Climate change is one of today’s most urgent and far-reaching issues. President Barack Obama has addressed it through his Clean Power Plan, which was announced August 3, 2015. The plan is designed to reduce carbon emissions from power plants and expand the clean energy economy, but, unlike other proposed solutions such as a tax on the carbon content of fuels, it does not require congressional approval as it alters existing...

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