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  • Nuclear expansion right move for the climate, world

    In the 1970s, scientists discovered that chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons were being spewed into the atmosphere. To their shock, they found that the chemicals — then common in refrigerators, air conditioners and hair sprays — were...
  • Storms roll through Chicago area, tornado watch expires

    Storms roll through Chicago area, tornado watch expires
    A tornado watch for northern Illinois, including Chicago and surrounding areas, expired at 1 a.m. after strong thunderstorms rolled through the area. Flood warnings remain in effect for the east branch of the DuPage River at Bolingbrook, from Sunday...
  • Record Crowds Expected For Riverfest

    Record Crowds Expected For Riverfest
    HARTFORD — Riverfront Recapture's 35th annual Riverfest kicks off at 4 p.m. Saturday and is expected to have record attendance. "The weather forecast is great and the super moon will be out, meaning the moon will be big and low in the sky," said...
  • Brazil, Netherlands look to rebound in World Cup's third-place game

    For adherents of wide-open, pop-a-shot soccer, Saturday's formalities involving Brazil and the Netherlands might offer the last satisfactory glimpse of World Cup action. Third-place games tend to resemble friendlies, with fewer fouls to interrupt the...
  • No Increase In Warming

    The recent column by Robert M. Thorson, "Science Vs. Beliefs On Climate, Creationism" [July 10, Opinion] is simply another unfounded attempt to demonize climate skeptics. He argues, with credence, that "scientific evidence from geology, paleontology,...
  • 'Supermoon' 2014 returns; high tides at beaches expected

     'Supermoon' 2014 returns; high tides at beaches expected
    Summer just got brighter as the so-called  "supermoon" is expected to light up the Earth early Saturday. With it, the National Weather Service issued a warning to coastal areas of Southern California. "High astronomical tides will occur this evening...
  • Margaret L. Snyder: Science gets corrupted when scientists can't raise questions

    When Nina Teicholz set out to write "The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet," one of her goals was to demonstrate how science was perverted, not through conspiracy, but through normal human bias, the creation of interests...
  • Firefighters battling seven blazes in Washington state

    Firefighters battling seven blazes in Washington state
    More than 1,000 firefighters battled seven blazes in Washington on Friday, as a heat wave blasted through the state, threatening to aggravate conditions in one of the most active fire regions in the country. Only three outbuildings had been damaged by...
  • Landmarks Of Denial Toppling?

    Interestingly enough, another landmark of denial has apparently fallen thanks to the ravages of climate change. For years, the Wall Street Journal was a citadel of climate denial, insisting that we shouldn't take serious action to reduce carbon emissions....
  • National Weather Service says tornado touched down in Virginia Beach

    National Weather Service officials confirmed that a tornado touched down in Virginia Beach Thursday afternoon, the result of three storms that converged near 17th Street. The EF0 tornado, with winds between 70 and 75 miles per hour,  struck at 3:35 p.m....
  • Next week a July 'Polar Vortex'? Depends on who you ask

    Next week a July 'Polar Vortex'? Depends on who you ask
    Next week will bring a span of unseasonably cool days and nights that could dip into the 40s in some Chicago suburbs, say weather forecasters. In a tweet on its official Twitter feed, the National Weather Service in Romeoville described the system in...