Snow actually contributes directly to drinking water in communities that rely on surface water sources like rivers and streams for their water supply. We'll find out how big snowstorms can alter the supply.[View the story "Worldview: How snow impacts our water supply" on Storify]
Today for our EcoMyths segment, Jerome McDonnell and Kate Sackman explore whether there is anything redeeming about snow. Our guest is Tim Loftus, Water Resource Planner for Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
Today on Worldview, we’re going big picture. We want to know how you’d make the world better in 2014. Get ready to weigh in: call 312-923-9239 or reach out to us on Twitter @wbezworldview. What would you do to improve the world next year?
Japan's Ikumi Yoshimatsu won the Miss International beauty contest in 2012. Yoshimatsu said she’d been stalked and threatened by Japanese mobsters and has filed criminal charges against an executive at one of Japan's top talent agencies.
Geoff Stone of the University of Chicago is one of five members of the Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies formed by President Obama in August of this year. In August, the group was tasked with submitting a formal report by December 15th.
Last week Canada's highest court struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws, siding with a group of sex workers who argued the ban made their work more dangerous. We'll take a look at the potential impact of the court's decision.
Brazil is set to host two of the world's biggest sporting events, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. The costs for creating the necessary infrastructure have already exceeded the initial budgets. Economist Victor Matheson tells us whether these mega events are worth it.