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Thursday, Jul 21, 2016 at 06:34 AM CDT

Tesla CEO Musk Unveils 'Master Plan': Trucks, Buses and Small SUV

Tesla CEO Musk Unveils 'Master Plan': Trucks, Buses and Small SUV

Electric car maker Tesla Motors is working on multiple new vehicles, including heavy trucks and buses that could be unveiled as early as next year. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the Palo Alto-based company also...

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016 at 04:13 AM CST

Scientists to Inject Fuel in Experimental Fusion Device

Scientists to Inject Fuel in Experimental Fusion Device

Scientists in northeast Germany were poised to flip the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power." Researchers...

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2015 at 03:55 PM CDT

Greenhouse Gases Biggest Threat to Polar Bears: Study

Greenhouse Gases Biggest Threat to Polar Bears: Study

Greenhouse gas emissions remain the "primary threat" to polar bears, according to a study released Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey. Polar bear populations will decline even if emissions are stabilized...

Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015 at 07:04 PM CDT

Want to Save Coral Reefs? First, Save the Fish: Study

Want to Save Coral Reefs? First, Save the Fish: Study

A new study has found that more fish may be the answer to saving coral reefs, NBC News reported.

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...

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...

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