New residents of the aquarium’s “At Home on the Great Lakes” exhibit are spending their first days bonding with their mother.
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Remember Spike the corpse flower? The plant made famous in 2015 for being the first of its kind to (nearly) bloom in Chicago is on the comeback trail – and climbing to new heights.
Hoping to identify the source of an infection, veterinarians performed what is thought to be the first ever CT scan on a rhinoceros.
A conversation with NASA research scientist Rosaly Lopes, who will be recognized this week at an event celebrating women in space science.
A team of scientists was exploring a rocky patch of ocean floor when they found something that shouldn’t have been there: octopuses – lots of them.
Chicago is the country’s 22nd most polluted city, according to a new study of air pollutants by the American Lung Association.
In an effort to reduce plastic waste, the White Sox have become the first team in Major League Baseball to get rid of disposable straws for nearly an entire season.
In 2014, a suburban gymnast told police her coach sexually abused her. Now, with that coach under investigation again, she is sharing her story publicly. “I felt very alone during all of it,” she said. “I’m hoping my story can help other people.”
Spring serves as mating season for all sorts of animals found in Illinois, but no creature goes about it quite like the wood frog.
A bill that supporters say would make fracking operations in Illinois more transparent cleared its first legislative hurdle last week.
A Park District landscaper who had previously lost his license after a drunk driving conviction is among those found to have operated vehicles without proper documentation, according to a new report.
On Feb. 10, Lincoln Park Zoo welcomed a new baby bird, the first African penguin chick hatched and reared at the zoo's new penguin habitat.
Three years after they began installing bat houses along waterways in Cook County, conservationists are hoping the bats will start moving in this year.
After drawing an estimated 60,000 people to the inaugural event last year, Chicago’s second installment of the March for Science returns this weekend – with a few changes.
A coalition of states and cities sue the EPA over its regulation of emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming.
For the first time, Shedd Aquarium will host a full week of events leading up to Earth Day on April 22.
A young suburban gymnast goes to the police in 1997, accusing her coach of sexual abuse, but charges are never filed. Now she is sharing her story. “Everything that happened to me I think people should know,” she said.
A camera set up near Rosehill Cemetery captured an unusual photo of a flying squirrel last fall, but the image was only recently discovered.
An ordinance to protect residents from a potentially brain-damaging pollutant is passed by the City Council. But does it go far enough?
The grocery store chain released more details this week about its plans to phase out a practice that animal welfare advocates consider inhumane.
Despite the industry’s recent decline and new tariffs, Illinois’ solar market is expected to grow significantly in the coming years, according to a new report.