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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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Chris Sale Traded to Red Sox in Blockbuster Deal: Report

Chris Sale Traded to Red Sox in Blockbuster Deal: Report

Going into the offseason, there were serious questions surrounding the Chicago White Sox, and now it appears that a rebuild is underway on the South Side as the team has made a blockbuster trade.

Judge Blocks Release of Documents in Valerie Percy Case

Judge Blocks Release of Documents in Valerie Percy Case

A Cook County judge on Tuesday has blocked a request for Kenilworth police to release thousands of pages in investigative files from the 50-year-old murder of Valerie Percy.

Police Search for Inmate Who Escaped From Markham Courthouse

Police Search for Inmate Who Escaped From Markham Courthouse

Police are searching for a 31-year-old woman who escaped from a Markham courthouse Tuesday morning.

Oakland Warehouse Manager Refuses to Answer Safety Questions

Oakland Warehouse Manager Refuses to Answer Safety Questions

The man who founded and ran the artists' collective at the Ghost Ship warehouse in Oakland said he is grief stricken and "incredibly sorry" after the tragic fire that took his home and many of his friends. But

Naperville High School Students Sickened by Gummy Bears

Naperville High School Students Sickened by Gummy Bears

Several students at Naperville North High School have been sent to the hospital after becoming sick from eating gummy bears that "may contain another substance," school officials said.

Emanuel Urges Rauner to Support Chicago as Sanctuary City

Emanuel Urges Rauner to Support Chicago as Sanctuary City

Mayor Rahm Emanuel sponsored a resolution that calls on Gov. Bruce Rauner to publicly support his efforts to promote Chicago as a sanctuary city for immigrants, according to the Chicago Tribune.