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Environment & Public Health

Waste, sustainability, climate change and environmental justice. WBEZ covers our surroundings and the way we coexist with them.

This time of year, millions of birds cross Illinois each night on their spring migration north. Many will hit the windows of Chicago’s skyline. Reporter: Lauren Frost; Host: Melba Lara
With the last frost behind us, it’s go-time for gardens.
The state’s biggest cicada season in over two centuries is happening this May and June.
The federal government is expected to reclassify marijuana as a drug with medicinal value with a lower potential for abuse.