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Chicago Green News - Energy Saving Tips, Environmental News

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 07:32 AM CDT

New Battery Packs Store Green Energy

New Battery Packs Store Green Energy

New battery packs could help return power to the electrical grid. KGW's Keely Chalmers reports.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 07:40 PM CDT

Junkyard Trash Turns to Art

Junkyard Trash Turns to Art

With his castoff treasures rattling in the cart, Ben Cowden wheeled back toward his art studio in San Francisco's Recology Recycling Plant to continue work. Joe Rosato Jr. reports on a man who turns others trash...

Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 06:36 PM CDT

Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials

Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials

A cemetery in Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, has become environmentally friendly for burials.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 10:02 AM CDT

Baxter Brewing Company Goes Green

Baxter Brewing Company Goes Green

Luke Livingston, president and founder of Baxter Brewing Company, talks about ways in which he is expanding his business sustainably, with the help of John Rooks, president of The SOAP Group.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 08:44 AM CDT

Worst Cities For Spring Allergies

Worst Cities For Spring Allergies

An annual ranking of the worst U.S. cities for spring allergies zeroed in on the Southeast but warned of an overall bad season everywhere. Some allergy experts say climate change may fuel earlier, longer,...

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 08:46 AM CDT

Hybrid Power Plant Burns More Than Just Coal

Hybrid Power Plant Burns More Than Just Coal

The Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in St. Paul burns more than just coal from mines. Wood chips go into the fire as well. And, the utility running the plant is touting its advanced design.

Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 08:44 AM CDT

Indoor Mega Farms

Indoor Mega Farms

Indoor "vertical" farming is a hot trend in the upper Midwest and other parts of the world, though some farms have had more success than others. Now one indoor farm is taking it to new levels in a giant...

Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013 at 08:30 AM CST

Family-style Lunch for Students

Family-style Lunch for Students

Some Philadelphia schools are bidding farewell to long lunch lines in favor of family-style eating. It's part of a program that aims to provide nutritious, low-cost lunches in a setting that reinforces...

Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 07:06 AM CST

Gas Myths and Fuel Efficiency Tips

Gas Myths and Fuel Efficiency Tips

With all of the gas prices rising there are ways to reduce how much gas you consume. Chris Clackum reports.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 05:12 AM CST

D.C. Has The Worst Traffic

D.C. Has The Worst Traffic

Washington, D.C. has the worst traffic congestion in the nation, according to a new report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.

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