| Jan 15, 2015
| 3:22 PM
I appreciate Tom Bennett's letter to the editor ("Obama's policies wage war on affordable energy"). In it he challenges the "global warming congregation" belief that "the science is settled" and 2014 was the "warmest in recorded history."
| Jan 4, 2015
| 4:49 AM
As we fearlessly — or fearfully — march toward winter's peak, people inevitably turn to weather forecasts to try to anticipate when roads will be treacherous, whether offices and schools may be closed, and how much they'll have to shovel...
| Jan 3, 2015
| 10:03 AM
President Obama is finally trying to make good on his 2008 campaign promise to heal our warming planet and calm our rising seas. His administration will soon release a regulation that will force Florida to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 38 percent...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:12 PM
Alarmed by the rapid pace of climate change, a key federal science panel is urging a major research effort into high-tech schemes that could cool the planet if prevention fails, potentially including giant machines to suck greenhouse gases from the air,...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:28 PM
The Republican-controlled Congress cleared a bill Wednesday to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, setting up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure.
The House passed the bill on a 270-152 vote,...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.
The House is expected to pass the bill easily Wednesday afternoon, capping weeks...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 5:28 AM
Pope Francis said Thursday there are limits to freedom of expression, especially when it insults or ridicules someone's faith.
Francis spoke about the Paris terror attacks while en route to the Philippines, defending free speech as not only a...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:09 AM
Based on input from surveys, residents and stakeholders and an analysis of the area, members of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning would recommend a roundabout for the intersection at Washington and Main streets in Carpentersville.
| Feb 7, 2015
| 10:00 PM
State lawmakers are preparing a sweeping package of bills that would fulfill several of Gov. Jerry Brown's climate change objectives by increasing California's reliance on renewable energy and alternative transportation fuels.
The proposals would also...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 4:22 PM
As President Obama tries to build an enduring legacy on climate change, he is finding that the biggest obstacle in his path may not be his many critics in Congress or lawsuits from oil companies but the precarious state of the economy.
That much was...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:14 PM
Illinois governmental agencies Wednesday issued a report proposing ways to prop up Exelon's ailing nuclear power plants, citing the economic and environmental impact that closing those plants could have on the state.
The agencies suggested programs...