The Lightfoot administration is cracking down on General Iron Industries, a scrap metal shredding company known for polluting the North Side.
Lawyers claim the medical equipment sterilization company moved $1.3 billion amid pollution allegations from its Willowbrook plant.
WBEZ’s environment reporter shares some tips from his household’s efforts to curb plastic use.
A retired ornithologist has 40 years of evidence that scientists say indicates a link between warming climate and smaller birds.
Rust Belt cities tackling their lead problems offer advice for Chicago on funding, public education and getting political buy-in.
We asked experts what regular people can do to make a difference.
Erratic water levels, disappearing beaches — climate change is already affecting Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Here’s what else we can expect.
Water officials allowed homeowners to get meters installed faster if they opted out of safety testing for lead in their water.
Use our handy guide to determine which Chicago beaches are safe for swimming, and when to proceed with caution.
Back in 2008, Mayor Richard M. Daley’s plan to make Chicago “the greenest city in America” by 2020 made national news. How’s that going?