| Apr 9, 2015
| 5:02 AM
A Wisconsin board has banned its employees from working on global warming issues on state time in what's become a bitter feud between a Republican board member and Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson's daughter.
The three-member Board of Commissioners of...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 8:29 PM
Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday released a broad-ranging plan that outlines his vision for environmental goals and programs in Los Angeles over the coming decades.
The 105-page booklet — simply titled, in a play on words, “the pLAn”...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 8:42 AM
To the editor: The California drought is not simply the state's problem. It's a national problem and most likely an international problem, as California is one of the most important food-producing regions in the world. ("Brown orders California's first...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 8:14 AM
This is in response to “Chicago at heart of crude transport; U.S.: 437,000 barrels pass through area daily; data aid discussions on rail safety” (Page 1, April 4). This Tribune story regarding the large volume of crude-oil rail shipments...
| Apr 7, 2015
| 1:08 PM
There is no denying it: Climate-change deniers are in retreat.
What began as a subtle shift away from the claim that man-made global warming is not a threat to the planet has lately turned into a stampede.
The latest attempt to deny denial comes...
| Apr 8, 2015
| 4:57 AM
President Barack Obama says his memory of the fear over his daughter's preschool asthma attacks brings home the debate over climate change.
Obama says he knows firsthand how scary it can be to have a child who struggles to breathe. He is arguing that...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 7:02 PM
Global warming will bring the "unprecedented" risk of a decades-long mega-drought in the American Southwest and Great Plains during the second half of the century, researchers claim.
The forecast, which was published online Thursday in the new journal...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 8:59 AM
It seemed like an easy question: Has climate change made it harder to find snow for making snowmen?
As I grew up in Connecticut, every time it snowed, it seemed, quality snowman-making snow — deep and thick, the kind that sticks to itself like...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 5:43 PM
This year will be pivotal for the Arctic, one of Earth's most extraordinary and threatened regions.
The icy top of our planet is suffering effects of climate change more severely than elsewhere, with dramatic ecological and cultural consequences. Arctic...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 9:21 PM
OK, so Ted Cruz said something, and we went back and forth about whether or not we should address it because it's just baffling. But then we figured, yes, even the baffling things deserve some sort of response.
In an interview with The Texas Tribune,...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:38 PM
In a landmark event that could have many holding their breath, Pope Francis has agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress this fall. That sets the stage for an oration by an outspoken pontiff whose views on immigration and global warming clash with...