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Curbside Recycling to Go Citywide Next Year

Curbside Recycling to Go Citywide Next Year

"No longer will Chicago be a tale of two cities when it comes to recycling," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a... Watch »

Apr 5, 2012
How to Stop Using Plastic Bags

How to Stop Using Plastic Bags

Can you do without plastic bags? Brandi Jeter, Sharon Rowley, Beth Engelman and Amanda Rodriguez, sit down with... Watch »

Apr 4, 2012
Whiz Kid Brews Biofuels

Whiz Kid Brews Biofuels

16-year-old researcher Sara Volz is working in an Air Force Academy lab to extract fuel from algae. Watch »

Apr 4, 2012
Home Canning Is Good For Our Environment

Home Canning Is Good For Our Environment

Canned foods are good for you and for the environment and it's making a comeback. The old-fashioned trend is one... Watch »

Apr 4, 2012
Quinn Announces Electric Car Charging Stations in Tollway Oases

Quinn Announces Electric Car Charging Stations in Tollway Oases

Does Illinois need 280 charging stations for electric cars? NO! Is the driving public even ready for the Chevy Volt,... Watch »

Aug 5, 2013
Illinois To Push For Great Lakes Wind Farms

Illinois To Push For Great Lakes Wind Farms

The Obama administration and five states announced an agreement Friday to speed up consideration of plans for... Read »

Mar 30, 2012
Chicago Company Helps Cars Save Fuel

Chicago Company Helps Cars Save Fuel

A Chicago Heights company produces silica, and tires with silica in them help cars get more bang for the buck and... Watch »

Mar 22, 2012
Bald Eagle Discovery Ends Plan for Gun Range

Bald Eagle Discovery Ends Plan for Gun Range

The eagle's nest was discovered near the Little Calumet River, not far from the site of the proposed range near the... Read »

Mar 13, 2012
The Little-Known Museum on the Chicago River

The Little-Known Museum on the Chicago River

You've probably walked by the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum and not even know it. Watch »

Mar 8, 2012
Dumping Electronics Now Illegal in Illinois

Dumping Electronics Now Illegal in Illinois

Americans throw away nearly 400 million gadgets a year, but now that's illegal. The City of Chicago will now take... Watch »

Mar 1, 2012
E-Recycling in Chicago

E-Recycling in Chicago

Americans throw away nearly 400 million gadgets a year, but in January it became illegal to dump electronics in the... Read »

Mar 1, 2012
Residents Rejoice Coal Plant Closures

Residents Rejoice Coal Plant Closures

The plants, in Pilsen and the Little Village, had been mandated by state officials to clean up or shut down by 2018.... Read »

Feb 29, 2012
Supreme Court Rejects Emergency Carp Measures

Supreme Court Rejects Emergency Carp Measures

Chicago business interests oppose separating the watersheds and closing the locks, which they say would disrupt... Read »

Feb 27, 2012
Report Proposes Dividing Great Lakes, Mississippi

Report Proposes Dividing Great Lakes, Mississippi

$9.5 billion project billed as the only sure way to protect both aquatic systems from invasive species like Asian... Watch »

Jan 31, 2012
Green Products Showcased at Heating, AC Expo

Green Products Showcased at Heating, AC Expo

The latest in energy-saving technologies and green solutions were showcased this week at the world's largest air... Watch »

Jan 26, 2012
Mini Golf at MSI Includes Science, History Lessons

Mini Golf at MSI Includes Science, History Lessons

The Museum of Science and Industry, as part of its annual Black Creativity programming, is focusing this year on the... Watch »

Jan 25, 2012
Recycle That Old Furniture

Recycle That Old Furniture

The Rebuilding Exchange is a Chicago company that aims to reuse building materials. It's a great business and a... Watch »

Jan 20, 2012
Yard Waste May One Day Fuel Your Car

Yard Waste May One Day Fuel Your Car

Chances are high that cars of the future won't be powered with gas. Watch »

Jan 5, 2012
Watch 2011 In Review

Watch 2011 In Review

Take a look at the biggest stories of 2011. Watch »

Dec 30, 2011
Quinn, Emanuel Announce Millennium Reserve Project

Quinn, Emanuel Announce Millennium Reserve Project

For a minute there reporters thought they’d see Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel bird watching together. Watch »

Dec 9, 2011

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