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Tyler Michals: Throwing food on art over climate change distracts from cause

After incidents of climate activists smearing food on famous art, it’s far from clear that the approach will move the needle on climate policy.
The plastics industry says advanced recycling is a solution to the plastic waste crisis. But environmental groups disagree. – Chicago Tribune
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The plastics industry says advanced recycling is a solution to the plastic waste crisis. But environmental groups disagree. – Chicago Tribune

The plastics industry says there is way to help solve the crisis of plastic waste plaguing the planet’s oceans, beaches and lands — recycle it, chemically. But environmental groups say advanced recycling is a distraction from real solutions like producing and using less plastic.
Some Chicago Metra diesel locomotives to soon be powered by batteries
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Some Chicago Metra diesel locomotives to soon be powered by batteries

Battery-powered locomotives could be coming to Metra tracks for the first time in the coming years.
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Top environment stories of 2021

While we were reporting on pollution, climate change and invasive and endangered species, many stories only raised more questions. We hope to answer some of them in the new year.

Chicago air is dirtier in July than smog-choked Los Angeles. More bad air is forecast.
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Chicago air is dirtier in July than smog-choked Los Angeles. More bad air is forecast.

After missing out on cleaner air during the coronavirus lockdown, the Chicago area just suffered its longest streak of high-pollution days in more than a decade.
In Manila and San Francisco, rising seas are a crisis right now

In Manila and San Francisco, rising seas are a crisis right now

Two sprawling metropolitan areas offer a glimpse of the future. One rich, one poor, they sit on opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean. Their history, their wealth and the political and personal choices they make today will shape how they fare as the water inevitably comes to their doorsteps.

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