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Friday, Feb 20, 2015 at 04:18 PM CST

"It's a Completely Different World": Antartica's Scientists Study Mysterious Continent

"It's a Completely Different World": Antartica's Scientists Study Mysterious Continent

Scientists say the pristine, undisturbed icy continent can help us understand the early Earth — and where we might be headed.

Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 at 01:24 PM CDT

Quinn Orders "Lights Out" at State Facilities Saturday

Quinn Orders "Lights Out" at State Facilities Saturday

Governor orders lights out at many state facilities from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 at 11:36 AM CDT
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By Elizabeth Ladzinski

Stunning Historic Photos of Air Pollution

Click to see some fascinating images of air pollution throughout the US from the...View gallery

  • Earth Day Evolution
  • River Rouge Ford Factory 1922
  • Air Pollution 1953
Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014 at 12:15 PM CST

Illinois Leads Nation in "Green" Buildings

Illinois Leads Nation in "Green" Buildings

The state certified 171 projects representing 29 million square feet in 2013.

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 12:02 PM CDT

Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap

Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap

A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona State University is skeptical about the car wash's filtration system.

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 03:48 PM CDT

Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?

Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?

Door-to-door salesmen, telephone calls and direct mail, all trying to sell you electricity or natural gas. The pitches promise to save you money. They are called alternative energy suppliers. There have been more than 1,000 consumer complaints about them to Maryland and D.C. authorities so far this year, and we've been receiving emails asking whether these companies are real and are the deals worth it. CLICK HERE for a list of legitimate suppliers.

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2013 at 06:56 PM CDT

Giant Head Sculptures Pop up on Michigan Avenue

Giant Head Sculptures Pop up on Michigan Avenue

New sculptures are turning heads on Michigan Avenue and getting people to think green. LeeAnn Trotter reports.

Thursday, Jul 25, 2013 at 03:11 PM CDT

94 in Alaska? Weather Extremes, Jet Stream Linked

94 in Alaska? Weather Extremes, Jet Stream Linked

The more the jet stream undulates north and south, the more changeable and extreme the weather. The most recent example occurred in mid-June when some towns in Alaska hit record highs. McGrath, Alaska, recorded...

Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 08:44 AM CDT

Recycling Older Gadgets

Recycling Older Gadgets

In the last three years, the number of people who say they recycle their electronics jumped from less than 40-percent to more than 70-percent. NBC's Chris Clackum reports on the resources available for rechecking.

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 06:36 AM CDT

Bioengineers Invent Light-Controlled Gel

Bioengineers Invent Light-Controlled Gel

Modeled after the way plants cells expand and shrink in the sun, bioengineers at UC Berkeley have created a new gel that can be manipulated by light, which could be used for drug delivery and tissue engineering.

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