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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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Severe Weather Brings Flooding, Damage to the Chicago Area

Severe Weather Brings Flooding, Damage to the Chicago Area

After severe weather returned to the Chicago area on Saturday night, residents were forced to clean up the damage the storms left behind. The entire Chicago area, including 14 counties, was under a...

Chris Sale Suspended for 'Clubhouse Incident'

Chris Sale Suspended for 'Clubhouse Incident'

The White Sox announced Sunday that pitcher Chris Sale will be suspended for five games following a 'clubhouse incident' prior to Saturday's game against the Detroit Tigers. Sale will be suspended for...

Swim Ban in Effect at All Chicago Beaches

Swim Ban in Effect at All Chicago Beaches

A swim ban took effect at all Chicago beaches on Sunday after severe storms pummeled the area Saturday night, according to the Chicago Park District.  The Chicago Park District tweeted news of the...

Adopting a Pet Won't Change Your Lifestyle or Break the Bank

Adopting a Pet Won't Change Your Lifestyle or Break the Bank

Owning a pet is a big responsibility, but it can fit any lifestyle and budget by considering these simple facts

Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Resign as DNC Chair

Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Resign as DNC Chair

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she will step down at end of party's convention. DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile will serve as interim chair through the election. The announcement...

3 Dead, 26 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

3 Dead, 26 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

Three men were killed and at least 26 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, according to Chicago Police. The weekend’s latest homicide happened Saturday...