217 Today: Should the U.S. keep old trees around to store carbon or cut them down? It’s a heated debate
December 20, 2023
- State officials are urging healthcare facilities to step up their efforts to curb the spread of respiratory viruses.
- Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson says new rules for buses transporting migrants were aimed at increasing collaboration between city and Texas officials.
- Planned Parenthood of Illinois is opening a new health center in Carbondale, which becomes its southernmost clinic in the state.
- Some Illinois Catholics say a recent declaration from the Vatican on LGBTQ couples doesn’t do enough to move the church forward.
In today's deep dive, we'll learn how some conservationists argue federal forests should be left alone to soak up carbon emissions. But the Forest Service says older trees will absorb less carbon in the coming decades.
217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Jim Meadows, Owen Henderson, Mawa Iqbal and Rick Brewer.