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Monday, Nov 14, 2011

Welcome to Green Week

Welcome to Green Week

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

The 'Zero-Emission' Engine Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

The 'Zero-Emission' Engine Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

With the aid of government spending and joint efforts by Ford and Nissan, Daimler — Mercedes’s parent corporation — aims to start selling hydrogen-fueled cars to the public as early as 2017.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

Oil and natural gas companies are using more solar power to provide electricity to power remote monitoring stations after the hydraulic fracturing crews have left.

Friday, Mar 29, 2013

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.

Friday, Apr 20, 2012

Stone Cold Drinking

Stone Cold Drinking

A Vermont-based stone company uses its soapstone scraps to cut cubes it markets as "green," reusable alternatives to ice.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

Adrian Grenier Promotes Documentaries for Eco-Friendly Website

Adrian Grenier Promotes Documentaries for Eco-Friendly Website

“Entourage” star Adrian Grenier said he wants to change the way people view environmentalists, who are usually perceived as “wacky” and “unrealistic.” “Just because we wanna do the right thing, we get...

Monday, Apr 16, 2012

Pizza Delivered in an Environmentally-Friendly Way

Pizza Delivered in an Environmentally-Friendly Way

Take a look at how Doreen's Gourmet Pizza shop took their red sauce and made it into a green business.

Monday, Apr 16, 2012

Learning to Live Green

Learning to Live Green

A new environmental curriculum including books and activities has helped fire students up to recycle and care for the Earth.

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012

Officials Commit $10M to Clean Up Chicago River

Officials Commit $10M to Clean Up Chicago River

The money, which comes from a state capital fund, will go toward engineering and design costs for facilities at two treatment plants where water will be disinfected.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012

Teaching Kids to Recycle

Teaching Kids to Recycle

You may think that teaching your kids how to recycle is difficult, but it may be easier than you think. Turning disposable trash into reusable items is a great way to help the environment. iVoices Beth Engelman,

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Mayfly Invasion Causes Traffic Nightmare on Illinois Bridge

Mayfly Invasion Causes Traffic Nightmare on Illinois Bridge

Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city. The Havana Police Department warned drivers of a...

Chicago Suburb Among Safest Cities to Raise a Child: Report

Chicago Suburb Among Safest Cities to Raise a Child: Report

The city of Naperville has been named to be one the safest cities in the country to raise a child, according to a new report.

Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Chicago Monday

Hillary Clinton Campaigns in Chicago Monday

Hillary Clinton will campaign in Chicago Monday as her poll numbers surge.

Valentine to Don Familiar Number for Bulls Fans

Valentine to Don Familiar Number for Bulls Fans

Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine will be a versatile piece for the team this season, but perhaps more noteworthy is the number that he will be wearing when he steps on the floor at the United Center.

2 Shot by Off-Duty Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy

2 Shot by Off-Duty Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy

An off-duty Cook County sheriff’s deputy shot two alleged gang members after they fired at people inside a car Sunday night in Marquette Park on the Southwest Side, Chicago Police said.

4th of July Travel to Break Record

4th of July Travel to Break Record

It's going to be a busy holiday weekend on the nation's highways. A record 43 million Americans are expected to travel this Independence Day weekend, with the overwhelming majority driving, according to AAA, a...