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Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 at 08:12 AM CST

Aging Levees Could Soon Fail

Aging Levees Could Soon Fail

Nearly one in four of the nation's levee systems evaluated by the federal government are deemed to be in unacceptable condition, posing risks to nearby residents. As AP's Haven Daley reports, the problem levees...

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 08:46 AM CST

Caught On Cam: Dolphin Stampede

Caught On Cam: Dolphin Stampede

Whale watchers were treated to an incredible sight off the coast of Dana Point, California as hundreds dolphins put on a spectacular show.

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 at 08:24 AM CST

Oil Rig Runs Aground in Alaska

Oil Rig Runs Aground in Alaska

A Shell drilling ship ran ashore during rough conditions near Kodiak, Alaska following failed attempts to tow the vessel in a fierce storm.

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012 at 10:44 PM CDT
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By Ward Room Staff

Mayor Lays Out Environmental Roadmap

Mayor Lays Out Environmental Roadmap

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to make Chicago the greenest city in the world and says that doesn't have to have a negative impact on jobs.

Friday, Aug 3, 2012 at 11:31 PM CDT
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By BJ Lutz

Emanuel Deflects Questions About Solyndra

Emanuel Deflects Questions About Solyndra

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday deflected questions about his role in a loan guarantee for Solyndra, a green energy company that ultimately went bankrupt.

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 at 04:09 PM CDT
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By Lindsay Smith

Chicago's Top 14 "Eco-preneurs"

Though some have called the "green" movement a passing fad or accused green-goers... View gallery

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Friday, Jun 29, 2012 at 04:00 PM CDT

Lincoln Park Offers Green Home Tours

Lincoln Park Offers Green Home Tours

Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) wants to put Lincoln Park on the path to being a completely sustainable community. On June 25, the ward hosted a "Green Homes Tour" of several neighborhood spaces.

Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 04:08 PM CDT

Children Learn At A "Green School"

Children Learn At A

Alicia Roman reports on the efforts of The Academy of Global Citizenship. It is a unique Chicago Public Charter school in that it incorporates green learning into their curriculum.

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:14 PM CDT

Chicago School Wins $50k Makeover

Chicago School Wins $50k Makeover

St. Cornelius School wins grand prize in PepsiCo's "Dream Machine School Makeover"

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 11:13 PM CDT
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By BJ Lutz

14 Commercial Buildings Sign on to Retrofit Project

14 Commercial Buildings Sign on to Retrofit Project

Projects will create more than 1,000 jobs and will eventually save the buildings more than $5 million annually in energy costs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says.

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