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  • Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study says

    Chance of 'megadrought' in U.S. Southwest now 50%, study says
    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...
  • Obama, in latest climate move, pledges $3 billion for global fund

    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...
  • Roger Goodell sends memo to all NFL teams on initiatives to prevent domestic violence

    Roger Goodell sends memo to all NFL teams on initiatives to prevent domestic violence
    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...
  • The risk as proud Scots mull splitting from the UK

    The risk as proud Scots mull splitting from the UK
    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...
  • U.S. considers climate change plan that would mandate emission cuts

    U.S. considers climate change plan that would mandate emission cuts
    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...
  • WWF: Half the world's wildlife gone over last 40 years

    WWF: Half the world's wildlife gone over last 40 years
    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...
  • Raymond Hartstein, 1918-2014

    Raymond Hartstein, 1918-2014
    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...
  • Fires displace 2 families in Portsmouth, Virginia Beach

    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...
  • Palestinian-American writer accepts offer to appear at Evanston library

     Palestinian-American writer accepts offer to appear at Evanston library
    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...
  • Electric utilities on right track with clean nuclear energy

    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....
  • Burger 21 to open in Schaumburg

    How many burger joints can Chicagoland stomach? Apparently, at least one more. Two entrepreneurs with a McDonald's pedigree have signed a franchise agreement to open Illinois' first Burger 21 in Schaumburg by fall 2015. Future openings are being...