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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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Dream Honeymoon Turned To Traveling Nightmare, Newlyweds Say

Dream Honeymoon Turned To Traveling Nightmare, Newlyweds Say

Two honeymooners who were married earlier this month say their dream trip to Punta Cana turned into a nightmare.

CTU Announces Plan to Strike on Oct. 11

CTU Announces Plan to Strike on Oct. 11

The Chicago Teachers Union’s governing body will meet in a special session Wednesday to determine the next steps, possibly setting a strike date, after teachers almost unanimously voted to authorize a strike...

Ind. Mom Admitted She 'Smothered' Amber Alert Children: Docs

Ind. Mom Admitted She 'Smothered' Amber Alert Children: Docs

An Indiana mother arrested after her two children were found dead in the back seat of a car hours after an Amber Alert was issued for them, told police she had “smothered them,” according to court documents...

Petition: Preserve Evidence of CPS Bathroom Videotaping

Petition: Preserve Evidence of CPS Bathroom Videotaping

A Chicago Public Schools teacher filed an emergency petition to preserve evidence against another teacher who is accused of videotaping people in a Gold Coast school’s bathroom.

Majority of Voters Say Clinton Won the Debate: Poll

Majority of Voters Say Clinton Won the Debate: Poll

A majority (52 percent) of voters who followed the first presidential debate said Hillary Clinton won, according to an NBC News/Survey Monkey post-debate poll. Twenty-one percent of those polled thought...

Trump Campaign Denies He's Sick After Chicago Speech

Trump Campaign Denies He's Sick After Chicago Speech

An uncharacteristically low-tempo speech in Chicago Wednesday paired with a noticeable congestion has fueled further questions about Trump's health following his infamous debate-night sniffles.