The effects of climate change are far-reaching, affecting not only weather, but more critical parts of human life such as food.
Many parts of the U.S. have already broken records for snowfall and below zero temperatures while other parts have seen unseasonably warm temperatures.
There’s a good chance your backyard is full of fireflies this summer, which is a big change from last year.
It might be tough to drive in, but Tuesday’s snowstorm should bring some benefits to the Chicago area.
Experts say the lack of snow — coming off of an extremely dry summer — is literally stressing trees out. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.
In a new report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said, if Chicago doesn’t get some significant rain or snow soon, there could be serious water flow issues in the Chicago River.
It has not been a white winter so far in Chicago, as the city has recorded barely more than an inch of snow.
Illinois has just lived through the second warmest and tenth driest year on record.
The question remains: Why haven’t we had more snow? CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Just in time for your Thanksgiving dinner, prices at the grocery store are going up.
With all the rain we’ve had lately, we might forget we had a serious drought this summer, and that the drought will have a big impact on food prices this fall.
Illinois going to get a little of the Isaac rain that had been aimed at the gulf coast, but likely not enough to affect Illinois agriculture.
Rain the past couple of weeks has begun to pull much of the Chicago area out of drought conditions. And more may be on the way.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has allowed state power generators to increase the temperature of cooling water that can be discharged into lakes and rivers, because of this summer’s heat and drought, but an environmental group says that might not be a good idea.
A top climatologist said Thursday the drought plaguing Illinois farms appears to be leveling off, but it’s too late to save the state’s corn crop.
Half of the counties in the entire country – and all but four in Illinois – have been declared disaster areas because of the ongoing drought.
This year’s drought has had many negative effects, but it does have at least one benefit.
The emerald ash borer and the drought this summer are teaming up to give a one-two punch to ash trees in the area.
Gov. Pat Quinn is asking for Illinois to be designated a drought disaster area.
The lack of rain this summer might be killing your garden, but it’s actually good news for people studying the health of the Fox River.