Thanks to an exploding food movement over the past 10 years, more food than ever is now being grown in backyards, rooftops, vacant lots and abandoned factories throughout Chicagoland.
Sustainable neighborhoods are the building blocks of sustainable cities. Neighborhoods are where development decisions are made and where increments of change -- whether good or bad -- actually take place, as well as where residents and workers experience the city environment on an everyday basis.
Pope's move yesterday seems designed to revive the project that neighbors were loudly opposing. And by courting companies like Leucadia, this ordinance would be like setting out a welcome mat for more petcoke.
The week of the Exxon Valdez disaster anniversary and a week after the Council of Canadians released a report highlighting the threat that tar sands oil imposes on the Great Lakes, BP did what it always does: crapped up Lake Michigan.
Chemicals in your household products may be negatively affecting your hormones, says a recent study by the World Health Organization. The exposure happens on a daily basis from being in contact with items like soap, shampoo, cleaners, drinking water, food and plastic containers.
The role that the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline plays in enabling tar sands expansion continues to be central in answering whether the project fails the president's climate test.
In the battle against climate change, Latinos are in the line of fire. And our musketeers are our scientists.
Despite all the strong words from officials, none of the policies offered up in response to the sorry situation have actually threatened to wipe the petcoke piles away.
The California State Controller and New York City Comptroller's offices refused to back down from their request that mining giant Rio Tinto divest fro...
If you are serious about stopping the movement of invasive species between North America's greatest freshwater systems via our town's rivers and canals, you have to build a physical barrier.
A damning new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reveals that our government has been ignoring the very real risks to public hea...
We care because we know it's the environmental scourge of our time. We care because it's threatening our families and our communities. And we want the country to take action now against the dangers we're already seeing from this growing threat.
There is landslide of support for climate action, and smart candidates will take note. Latinos represent the largest segment of new voters outside of young people. Twelve million Latinos voted in 2012 -- 10 percent of the electorate -- and that is expected to double by 2030.
The landscape along Chicago's waterways has been headed for some kind of change long before the petcoke started piling up in mini-mountains.
When fishing gear scoops up, hooks, entangles, or otherwise harms another creature not destined for market, it's called bycatch: an innocuous term for a senseless waste of marine life. Bycatch occurs all over the world's oceans on a massive scale.
It's expensive to run a millennial non-profit. We want things to be faster, bolder, and more inclusive -- which usually means a costly emphasis on design, transparency and impact assessment.