One million plant and animal species could go extinct in the coming years, a new United Nations report warns — and in Chicago, those losses will include fireflies and monarch butterflies.Marty Gabel/Flickr

Fireflies, Monarch Butterflies Are Dying Off In Chicago Due To Climate Change, Expert Says

A loss of biodiversity in Chicago could have a big impact, one expert said. "If we were really to lose insects from the region, and bats ... we'd have less food to eat and more expensive food to eat."

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As Other Cities Replace Water Lines Without Tearing Up Streets And Trees, Chicago Refuses To Try It: ‘The Old Chicago Way’ At Work, Critics Say

Cities like Toronto and Evanston are using a cheaper and less invasive replacement technology, cured-in-place pipe, but the city water department rejected it after a "tainted" pilot program.

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Mamby On The Beach Canceled, High Lake Levels And Endangered Birds Blamed

The cancellation comes after weeks of meetings between event organizers, the Chicago Park District and environmental groups, who wanted the event moved.

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Rock The Badges Takes Over Six Corners This Weekend

Money raised at the event is donated to charities that benefit the families of fallen police officers and firefighters.