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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...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will bring city leaders from across the globe together for the first annual climate summit to be held in December. 

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...

Not quite history: films that take on real tragedies

Not quite history: films that take on real tragedies

March 27, 2017

Robert Pattinson walks into one of the World Trade Center buildings on 9/11. Ben Affleck serves in the Army Corps when Japan attacks Pearl Harbor. Mark Wahlberg aides a manhunt for the terrorists who de...

Women have, will continue to run the world

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

November 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton's loss on Nov. 8 was a blow to women who thought the "highest, hardest glass ceiling" would finally be shattered. So where should American women look to find female political role models? L...

REVIEW: Magnificent Coloring Day gives new hues to South Side

Chance's performance Sept. 24 at the U.S. Cellular Field became a story telling experience rather than a concert performance. His connection with audiences and coloring the stage himself with props and lights created a 'Coloring Book.'

By ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR

September 26, 2016

The talk of the weekend was Chance the Rapper's Magnificent Coloring Day, which brought "Blessings" to the South Side. Although Jamila Woods—the singer featured on the hit song—was sadly absent, th...

The new climate change exhibit

Interactive exhibit demystifies climate change for all ages

April 4, 2016

Thunderstorms, floods and heat waves have influenced the changing weather and wardrobe for decades but are now more unpredictable due to global warming. A new climate change exhibit opened April 2 at t...

A rendering of the proposed apartment complex with extended stay hotel rooms.

Micro apartments may come to South Loop

September 21, 2015

For about $1,300 per month, a 336 square-foot apartment might not seem like sufficient space for the price, but some consider it the only way to live in a chic neighborhood.A local development group pr...

Climate change effects to heat up in coming years

By Sports & Health Reporter

May 11, 2015

From record-low temperatures to an increase in natural disasters, the effects of climate change are considered visible to some and controversial to others. However, a meta-analysis by Mark Urban, a University of Connecticut ecology and evolutionary biology professor, has revealed the impact of global warming is more tangible and destructive than previously thought. According to the study, published in the May 1 issue of the j...

Lorde ushers in 18th year on high note with ‘Mockingjay’

By Managing Editor

November 10, 2014

Most people would not recognize the name Ella Yelich-O’Connor if they heard it on the street, but the pop-phenomenon who calls herself Lorde on stage has maintained her fame in the music industry since she burst into the scene with her Platinum record Pure Heroinein 2013.The singer turned 18 on Nov. 7, which may be surprising to her less-informed, casual fans seeing as she has accomplished more in the last couple years t...

People fill the street during the People's Climate March, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in New York. Tens of thousands of activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth — in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Climate policies gain steam after march, summit

September 29, 2014

THE ISSUE OF climate change continues to garner attentionworldwide following the Sept. 21 People’s Climate March and Sept. 23 UN Climate Summit in New York City. Research on global environmental issues concer...

Energy efficiency key to global city

By The Columbia Chronicle

October 15, 2012

Chicago-based design firm Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill Architecture has completed the investigative phase of its ambitious plan to decarbonize the Loop by making buildings more energy efficient.The initiative is a response to the city’s call for a plan to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2030. If the firm receives approval from city officials, its plan could reduce carbon emissions 20 percent by the year 2020 and 80 ...

Lofty aspirations inspired by media

By BenitaZepeda

March 14, 2011

In a society bombarded with hundreds of messages and advertisements each day, it’s important for people to recognize what their opinions are and stick to them. Think about it: How many commercials are on television for beauty products, anti-aging creams and celebrity tabloids that proudly display people who had work done who needed it? Perhaps we aspire to aspects of life we cannot attain.The British television show “...

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