For one community, the Windy City has been blowing something other than a healthy breeze.
"People, wildlife, rivers, and lakes will pay a huge cost for the government's failure to act. It's only a matter of time before the next explosive accident."
Residents, environmentalists and USW members work together to protect the safety and health of refinery workers and citizens living near the Richmond refinery.
The fires from the derailment in Fayette County continued to burn Tuesday morning, and emergency shelters for hundreds of people who had to evacuate after the derailment remain open.
Geoengineering was once considered a fringe idea, but in these climatically desperate times some are arguing for desperate measures.
In the world of capitalism, King Coal, and the law, things don't always go as the people might expect.
"Had these companies shared the information they knew about the dangers of asbestos, countless lives would have been saved."
"You're talking about potentially changing weather and climate. You don't want to do that without as good an understanding as you can possibly have."
A nuclear power plant near the town of Brattleboro is being shut down thanks to local environmental activism.
Sometime this year, the International Court of Justice is expected to hear a true David-and-Goliath challenge to the world's nuclear powers.