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Hurricane Irma leaves behind storm surge flooding, widespread power outages and serious damage to property. We get an update from Florida.

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What part – if any – does global warming play in the intensity of hurricanes? And what infrastructure failures contribute to the utter loss and destruction during extreme weather?

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At least 10 people have died as a result of the Category 5 Hurricane Irma, a storm widely considered to be one of the worst on record. We speak with Univision Chicago anchor Érika Maldonado via Skype from Miami.

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After heavy storms, the Chicago River’s North Branch floods hundreds of homes on the Northwest Side. The Chicago Department of Transportation is now constructing a permanent flood-fighting weapon. We take a look.

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A grand canyon that will become a deep lake: We get a tour of the final reservoir in the Deep Tunnel plan. 

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For days, parts of Texas have been slammed by massive rain and flooding caused by Harvey. A look at recovery efforts for the short and long term.

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Heavy rainfall drenched northern Illinois Wednesday night and Thursday morning. And more is on the way. The Des Plaines and Fox Rivers have seen water levels rise and remain areas of concern.

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A study co-authored by Northwestern University climate expert Daniel Horton outlines a framework for measuring the impact of global warming on extreme weather events. 

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Spring 2016 at the Chicago Botanic Garden (Courtesy of the Chicago Botanic Garden)

The master gardener joins us to share some gardening tips for warm winter weather.

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Another record high temperature in Chicago. How long will spring in February last? 

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The increasing frequency of tornadoes, and a new study on gun violence. Those stories more from the world of science with Rabiah Mayas.

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The city’s annual winter overnight parking ban goes into effect early Thursday and continues through April 1, 2017.

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The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District provided 500 rain barrels for the environmental organization Faith in Place to distribute. (Ramont Bell)

Free barrels for collecting rainwater are being distributed to South and West Side communities prone to flash flooding.

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A landspout can be seen off in the distance Tuesday just outside Midway Airport. The brief tornado was Chicago's first since 2006. (Courtesy of Melanie Harnacke)

Tornadoes had kept away from Chicago since 2006, but a brief landspout brought an end to that streak Tuesday afternoon.

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A recent study by Northwestern Medicine revealed 40 percent of the top sunscreen products on Amazon did not meet the American Academy of Dermatology’s recommended guidelines. (Joe Shlabotnik / Flickr)

Headed to the beach? You might want to take a closer look at your sunscreen before you it layer it on—it might not be providing as much protection as you need.

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As extreme heat makes its way to Chicago, learn how to keep your pets safe.