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Looking out for climate change in Chicago
Apr. 3, 2014
There’s no foolproof picture of our future, but here’s food for thought when it comes to how we’ll live, spend and work.
The real hawk lives of Chicago
Mar. 19, 2014
Our field guide introduces you to the urban birds of prey that have been on the rebound from pollution, a bad rap, and six-shooters.
Fish and risks: Eating Lake Michigan catch
Mar. 4, 2014
You won’t grow a third eye from lake fish, but here’s why you should still watch what you eat.
Where to hunt in Chicago
Oct. 17, 2013
There are exactly two hunter-friendly oases in the city proper, but the city limits the game and the gun.
Food aid and the psychology of helping the environment
Sep. 30, 2013
We'll examine U.S. policy on international food aid with Catherine Bertini, the 2003 World Food Prize Laureate. Mary Pipher joins us to discuss her new book, 'The Green Boat: Reviving Ourselves in Our Capsized Culture.'
Angry beekeepers swarm garden show
Aug. 21, 2013
Activists urge garden show sponsor, Bayer Advanced, to stop selling ‘bee-killing pesticides.’
How Chicago solves smelly mysteries
Aug. 15, 2013
While we look for the source of a wayward smell we learn how noxious neighborhood odors attract “official” investigations and how smell mysteries are (sometimes) solved.
Deep cuts proposed to funding for Great Lakes restoration
Jul. 23, 2013
A U.S. house subcommittee proposed a bill that would reduce the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative budget from $285 million dollars to just $60 million, a nearly 80% cut.
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