environment

Archbishop Blase Cupich. (Credit: CBS)

Cupich: Protecting Environment Is Everyone’s Duty

The archbishop urged Chicagoans to recycle and avoid the use of plastics and to refrain from wasting food.

06/18/2015

Green Wedding (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

How To Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly

June is peak time for weddings. Invitations, flowers and food are among the things that drive up the cost. But they also can increase a celebration’s toll on the environment, and for many couples, that’s a big concern.

06/18/2015

Pharrell Williams (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Pharrell Williams Advocates For Greener Jobs, Climate Change Action

Pharrell Williams’ push for measures that prevent climate change is picking up more momentum as he asks leaders to create greener jobs and save the planet in a recent video.

06/11/2015

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

BGA: Rauner Pick For Environmental Post Previously Worked At Oil And Gas Pipeline Company

A government watchdog is questioning one of Governor Rauner’s picks for posts in his administration.

04/26/2015

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

Sandwich Me In sandwiches. (Credit: Sandwich Me In)

Sandwich Me In: One Restaurant, One Year, Only Eight Gallons Of Garbage

In one year, Justin Vrany produced only eight pounds of garbage.

02/25/2014

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Quigley: Action On Climate Change Needed To Protect Lake Michigan

Local officials are issuing a new warning of damage to Lake Michigan and problems for homeowners as a result of climate change, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/23/2013

Storm

Bus Tour Promoting Action On Climate Change Stops In Chicago

The bus stopped at 63rd and Dorchester at the Apostolic Church of God for the Chicago stop of the “I Will Act on Climate” national bus tour drumming up support for the Obama administration’s climate change agenda.

08/03/2013

DDT Still Killing Robins 50 Years After First Warnings

The pesticide DDT is still killing robins 50 years after Rachel Carson started the environmental movement with DDT warnings in her book: “Silent Spring.”

09/05/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Signs 3 New Laws To Protect Illinois’ Environment

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed three new laws aimed at protecting the environment in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2012

Earth Day music

5 Songs For Earth Day

Here are 5 songs for Earth Day, to keep you rocking and keep you thinking about the environment.

04/09/2012

The Keurig coffee maker brews single cups of hot coffee in just seconds, but environmentalists are concerned that the individual K-Cups that hold the coffee grounds are not recyclable. (Credit: CBS)

Coffee Conundrum: Instant Java, But At What Cost?

It’s this year’s must have kitchen gadget. The Keurig coffee machine promises a single cup of piping hot coffee in just seconds and sales have doubled every year for the last three. But the coffee maker is leaving a bitter taste in some mouths.

CBS 2–10/20/2011

Asian Carp

Environmental Group: No More Invasive Species

An environmental coalition says the Asian carp is enough, and the U.S. does not need to add other non-native species to the country’s ecology.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2011