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Chicago goes to war with Asian carp

BBC: The US city of Chicago is considering drastic measures to prevent giant fish infesting North America’s Great Lakes. Continue reading

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Fracking opponents take their fight to Chicago

Chicago Tribune: Hundreds of miles from the shale oil of southern Illinois, nearly 300 people jammed into a hearing room in Chicago this week in an attempt to turn the tide against horizontal hydraulic fracturing. “This is where the majority of the people are. Continue reading

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Fast-moving killer storm tornadoes batter Midwest

Reuters: A fast-moving storm system triggered multiple tornadoes on Sunday, killing at least five people, injuring about 40 and flattening large parts of the city of Washington, Illinois as it tore across the Midwest, officials said. The storm also forced the Chicago Bears to halt their game against the Baltimore Ravens and encourage fans at Soldier Field to seek shelter as menacing clouds rolled in. Chicago’s two major airports also briefly stopped traffic with the metropolitan area was under a tornado… Continue reading

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Snowstorm hits north-central U.S., heads to mid-Atlantic

Reuters: A blizzard dumped heavy snow on the midwestern United States, disrupting highway and air travel on Tuesday as it moved east toward the Ohio Valley and the mid-Atlantic states. More than 1,000 flights were canceled in and out of Chicago’s O’Hare and Midway airports and nearly 100 more were canceled in and out of Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport, according to the FlightAware.com flight tracking service. Heavy snow and patches of ice made driving difficult along the highways in parts… Continue reading

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New England to bear brunt of powerful blizzard

Reuters: New England braced on Thursday for a possibly record-setting winter storm, with forecasts of up to 2 feet of snow already causing airlines to cancel thousands of flights and utilities to prepare for power outages. The storm was blowing in from the Midwest where it began dropping snow on the Chicago area on Thursday afternoon. It was due to bring light snow to the Northeastern United States on Friday morning before ramping up to blizzard conditions by afternoon. Continue reading

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Study: Ice sheets can change quickly with climate shift

LiveScience: Arctic glaciers grew rapidly in response to sudden climate change 8,200 years ago, a new study finds. Only on NBCNews.com Bush administration received many pre-9/11 warnings Birdwatcher, 73, says she was raped in Central Park NBC News Despite dark past, Israelis seek new lives in Berlin NBC News After climbing ladder, family falling backward Study: Immigrant students do better than US-born kids Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Modern medicine: Lab-grown genitals, spray-on skin Chicago parents… Continue reading

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Heat wave bakes the West and high plains, moves east

Climate Central: A prolonged and historic heat wave is baking the West and migrating eastward, with temperatures from Texas to Chicago expected to approach or exceed 100°F during the next few days. Already, several all-time high temperature records have been set. On June 25 and 26, Denver tied its all-time record high temperature for any month of the year when the thermometer at Denver International Airport hit 105°F Continue reading

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Conservationists around Great Lakes plan for climate change

Chicago Tribune: Stuart Goldman, a Nature Conservancy restoration ecologist, sprays herbicide to kill tall goldenrod, an invasive species at the Gensburg-Markham Prairie in Markham this month. Continue reading

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Climate change analysis predicts increased heat wave fatalities

JHU Gazette: Global climate change is anticipated to bring more extreme weather phenomena such as heat waves that could impact human health in the coming decades. An analysis led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, using three different climate change scenarios for the final decades of the 21st century, calculated that the city of Chicago could experience between 166 and 2,217 excess deaths per year attributable to heat waves. The study was published in the May 1 edition of… Continue reading

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United States: Gov. Pat Quinn vetoes coal-to-gas plants

Chicago Tribune: In vetoing two bills Monday that would have paved the way for two coal-to-gas plants to be built in the state, Gov. Continue reading

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