Green Week - NBC Chicago
Monday, Nov 14, 2011

Welcome to Green Week

Welcome to Green Week

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017

Politics, Geography Affect Environmental Education

Politics, Geography Affect Environmental Education

In a classroom in Dallas, Texas, a teacher tells her students that climate change is a natural phenomenon. Meanwhile her counterpart in Queens, New York, presents evidence to the contrary.

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.

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NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Host Disaster Relief Drive
NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago Host Disaster Relief Drive

In the wake of deadly earthquakes in Mexico and horrific hurricanes that recently hit parts of the U.S. and Caribbean, NBC 5 and Telemundo Chicago are working with the American Red Cross to support relief...

FBI Uses 2015 Chicago Social Media Threat as Cautionary Tale
FBI Uses 2015 Chicago Social Media Threat as Cautionary Tale

The “chilling firsthand account” of a Chicago college student that posted a threatening message on social media will serve as a warning to other users to “think before you post,” the FBI’s Chicago Field...

Teacher Hailed as Hero for Subduing Gunman at Ill. School
Teacher Hailed as Hero for Subduing Gunman at Ill. School

A teacher is being hailed as a hero for stopping a student gunman at a central Illinois high school Wednesday.

Peoria Police Fatally Shoot Suspect in Bank Robbery
Peoria Police Fatally Shoot Suspect in Bank Robbery

Peoria police say a bank robbery suspect was shot and killed amid gunfire from officers after an hours-long standoff.

As Puerto Rico Recovers, Maria Eyes Turks and Caicos
As Puerto Rico Recovers, Maria Eyes Turks and Caicos

The eye of Hurricane Maria was nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico was still reeling from the storm's devastation. As of 5 a.m. Friday, Maria was still a Category 3 storm with maximum...

SIUE Students Respond to Hate Incidents on Campus
SIUE Students Respond to Hate Incidents on Campus

Students at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville are responding to incidents of racism on campus by writing messages of peace on a door propped up in the campus quad.