The last month is on track to be one of Chicago's wettest Julys on record. For folks with flooded homes and businesses that’s obvious but where and when the next flood willl occur is not quite as clear.
Wednesday we reported how climate change isn’t just hitting polar bears and melting glaciers. Scientists and advocates say it’s hitting the Great Lakes too. Now, see the land and people who are feeling and researching the impact.
One year after massive floods engulfed Pakistan and displaced 10 million people, many haris, or sharecroppers, face a difficult decision. Do they return home, where huge debts and impatient zamindars, or landlords, await?
Climate change isn’t just hitting polar bears and melting glaciers. Scientists and advocates say it’s affecting the Great Lakes too, even Lake Superior, the lake that’s so big, all the other Great Lakes could fit inside with room to spare.
Changing climate in the Great Lakes region is driving native species out of national parks along the Great Lakes, according to a report published Wednesday by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and the National Resources Defense Council.
Recent weather has many Chicagoans asking: "What is up with the weather?" Last winter served the city one of the worst snow storms on record. And though summer is mere weeks old Chicago's already experienced heat advisories, golf-ball-sized hail and Monday’s tornado-like winds.
The Great Lakes hold six quadrillion gallons of water. That’s 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water. As scarcity grows, there’s concern more and more people are eying that water -- it's been likened to death by a thousand straws."
A law that’s designed to prevent other parts of the country and the world from draining the Great Lakes is getting its first big test in our own backyard.The water-use compact is part of an agreement between eight Great Lakes states and two Canadian provinces to figure out who can have Great Lakes w