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Freakish Photos of a Building Thawing

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Photographer Gary Jensen captures melting icescapes inside a Chicago cold storage facility

Since the 1920s, Fulton Market Cold Storage Company has operated in a ten-story refrigerated warehouse in Chicago’s meatpacking district. Last summer the company decided it was time to start anew in a state-of-the-art suburban facility, so the building was sold to developers. But before being transformed into glassy modern offices, it had to be defrosted. Famed architecture firm Perkins +......read more

Paul Octavious: Lean With It

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Chicago-based photographer snaps lopsided trees and people

Photographer Paul Octavious has gotten plenty of blog love for his Book Collection series, in which he shoots books in super creative ways. His new series, Lean With It, which we spotted on The Fox Is Black, is completely different but just as wildly creative. The Connecticut-born, Chicago-based photographer located various trees growing at strange angles, then got friends to pose next to them at......read more

Chicago Food Deserts Down 40 Percent

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City sees increasing access to fresh food, but lots of work still needed

With First Lady Michelle Obama in Chicago to address the city's food desert problem, a report [PDF] released this week shows that the amount of people without easy access to fresh, healthy food is down 40 percent over the last five years. Still, an estimated 384,000 Chicagoans -- mostly African-Americans, 124,000 of which are children -- live in food desert neighbourhoods. There is no......read more

O'Hare Abuzz with Bees

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Chicago's mega-airport joins the beekeeping movement

The airport beekeeping movement, pioneered a in Germany a few years back, has a new member. Last spring, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport became the first North American airport to experiment with beekeeping, installing 23 beehives on a vacant patch of land on the airport's east side. The airport bee program is now on cruise control. Unlike the projects in Germany, O'Hare's beekeeping......read more

Brad Temkin: Rooftop

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Chicago photog documents green spaces in bloom on city rooftops

Brad Temkin has been documenting human impact on the contemporary landscape for over 30 years. For Rooftop, his latest series, the Chicago-based photographer chronicles the burgeoning green roof movement taking place on top of city buildings all over the world. The beautifully-composed, large-format photos serve as exemplary records of the cultural shift towards sustainable......read more

Chicago Preps for Climate Change

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The Windy City readies itself for a warmer future

With conservative skeptics in Congress thwarting national action on climate change, states and cities are making moves to address the issue.  The latest government to step up is the City of Chicago, whose Climate Action Plan acknowledges the reality of rising global temperatures — and readies the city for a warmer future.  In the first of a series of NYT articles on......read more

Walgreens Confronts 'Food Deserts'

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Company plants 'food oases' in a low-income Chicago communities, with a baked-in infrastructure to scale up fast.

It doesn't take a science genius to figure out why so many Americans are overweight. For every store that sells fresh produce, there are fifty fast food joints and just as many convenience stores that sell chips and pop. There are neighborhoods in this country where it's nearly impossible to buy an apple. The problem is big enough that those communities have earned their own unhealthy......read more

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