An international panel on climate change this week warned greenhouse gas emissions will keep increasing if left unchecked and called for urgent action. According to one Illinois scientist, that means frequent heavy rain events and flooding could become the norm.
Despite a wet February in our part of Illinois, it’s been a dry winter for most of the U.S. That’s raising concerns about a repeat of 2012’s drought, the worst since the Dust Bowl that cost farmers, ranchers and governments $30 billion.
Parkland College is expanding its use of solar power. At their regular monthly meeting on Jaunary 17, the board of trustees approved a 25-year contract to install an eight-acre array of solar panels on the campus.
The Thomas Fire in Southern California has raged for nearly two weeks, and on Saturday new evacuation orders were issued in Santa Barbara County as a local zoo made preparations to move some of its animals out of the danger zone.
On the 21st: We learned about the first fracking permit issued in Illinois and talked with residents of the town that will be affected. Plus, we discussed how athletes are speaking up about mental health and checked in with a LaSalle County nursing home that was hit by a tornado earlier this year.