| Aug 30, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The chance of a "megadrought" gripping the Southwest for more than 30 years has increased to 50%, scientists say, which means bad news for California's already parched landscape.
The odds of a 10-year drought afflicting the southwestern U.S. have...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 9:59 PM
President Barack Obama on Friday pledged a $3 billion U.S. contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, putting the issue front and center of the G20 Leaders Summit in Australia.
The large size...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 7:08 AM
In the wake of recent domestic violence incidents involving former Ravens running back Ray Rice, Carolina Panthers defenisve end Greg Hardy, San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald and Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer, the NFL is...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Across the pond, the pleated skirts and tartan kilts are all aflutter: Come Sept. 18, Scottish voters will decide whether to sever the 307-year-old union that binds them to England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Owing to ancestry, tribalism, grudges or...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:53 AM
The United States is considering a proposal to combat climate change that would require countries to offer plans for curtailing greenhouse gas emissions on a certain schedule but would leave it to individual nations to determine how deep their cuts...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:36 AM
The world populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles fell overall by 52 percent between 1970 and 2010, far faster than previously thought, the World Wildlife Fund said on Tuesday.
The conservation group's Living Planet Report, published...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Raymond Hartstein, the founding chairman of Oakton Community College, spearheaded the development of the Skokie campus and was on hand with his family in 1995 when it was named the Raymond Hartstein Campus in his honor.
"I remember standing next to my...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The American Red Cross is assisting two families in Portsmouth and Virginia Beach after being displaced by early Saturday morning house fires.
Jonathan McNamara, American Red Cross of Virginia communications officer, said a family of six in Portsmouth...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Evanston Public Library officials on Monday re-issued a speaking invitation to a Palestinian-American writer after their earlier decision to call off his talk sparked an angry response on social media.
The Chicago writer, Ali Abunimah, said in a post on...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- While the U.S. and its allies are struggling to figure out how to stop the Islamic State from metastasizing throughout the Middle East and beyond, China has been conspicuously absent from the containment efforts. Given that China is the largest...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Despite its doubters and opponents, nuclear power is here to stay. In the next decade, at least two new nuclear plants will begin operating in Florida. And the use of nuclear power will increase nationally and worldwide.
The recent performance of U.S....