July 11, 2018

Extreme weather patterns such as heat waves, heavy downpours, droughts, and floods are increasing due to record high average temperatures. Since record-keeping began 123 years ago, the five hottest years on record in the country have been in the last decade. 

Humans must figure out how to adapt. One...

June 20, 2018

Urban agriculture. Detroit's doing it. Oakland's doing it. New York City's doing it. Chicago's doing it. But what exactly is it? And why is it important?

Urban agriculture, also known as urban farming, city farming, or alternative farming, has been sky rocketing as the word spreads that urban agricul...

May 23, 2018

If you haven't heard of the name Rachel Carson, now is the time to make note of her incredible legacy.

Rachel Carson is one of the most memorable American marine biologists. She had the ability to write about nature in a way that made the reader feel as if she was sitting on soft sand while feeling t...

April 30, 2018

If you've been keeping up with the latest environmental news, headlines such as "Weedkiller found in granola and crackers, internal FDA emails show" and "EU agrees total ban on bee-harming pesticides" probably sound familiar. You might even know that Commissioner Frank Avila partnered with Midwest P...

April 12, 2018

As temperatures increase and layers of warm clothing are shed, Chicagoans are getting ready for the greatest time of year. Patios are opening. Divvy rentals are increasing. Tulips and oaks are blooming. Farmers and gardeners are uncovering beds. And door-to-door lawn care solicitations are in full s...

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