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  • Climate-change talk for grownups

    This morning, "my Tribune colleague Michael Hawthorne took readers on a tour through the conflicting claims on global warming. We ran a climate change questions and answers package along with it," writes James Janega at TribNation. Hawthorne underscores what t
  • Cleaning up the Chicago River

    It seems like a simple choice: Would we rather have a Chicago River that is clean enough for fish to flourish and people to swim? Or would we prefer to let polluters go on dumping filth into the city's chief...

    Chromium-tainted drinking water: Time for a federal crackdown?

    A type of chromium linked to cancer is turning up in tap water in more than two dozen cities, including Riverside, according to a study that urges federal regulators to adopt tougher standards. Even though scientists at the U.S. Environmental...

    Madigan, Daley press to solve tour boat case

    Mayor Richard Daley and the Illinois attorney general's office on Tuesday joined a growing list of public officials outraged by the dousing of Chicago River tour boat passengers with foul-smelling gunk over the weekend. About two-thirds of the 120...

    Band's driver denies drenching boat

    The bus driver for rock star Dave Matthews called from the road Monday to say his luxury coach was not the one responsible for dousing passengers on a Chicago River tour boat with foul-smelling muck over the weekend. Witnesses on the architectural...