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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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Man Stuns Suburban Bartender, Leaves $1,500 Tip

Man Stuns Suburban Bartender, Leaves $1,500 Tip

When Nicole Thompson received a $500 tip while bartending at a suburban pizza restaurant last week, she almost couldn’t believe it. But when the same customer tipped her $1,000 just minutes later, she didn’t...

5 Things to Know as Lawmakers Return to Springfield

5 Things to Know as Lawmakers Return to Springfield

Illinois lawmakers returned to Springfield Wednesday for a special legislative session that could have big impacts on the state's ongoing budget crisis.

Kristin Cavallari Says Career Has Suffered Living in Chicago

Kristin Cavallari Says Career Has Suffered Living in Chicago

Former reality TV star Kristin Cavallari says her career has suffered “a little bit” since she moved to Chicago with her husband Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, but the city offers her something living in...

Cubs Make Even More History With Wild Win Over Reds Tuesday

Cubs Make Even More History With Wild Win Over Reds Tuesday

Making history has become a Chicago Cubs tradition this season, and they accomplished more remarkable feats in their win over the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday night.

US Airport Security Stepped Up for July 4 Weekend

US Airport Security Stepped Up for July 4 Weekend

With U.S intelligence increasingly confident that Tuesday's Istanbul airport attack was the work of ISIS, officials are stepping up security at American airports — some concerned about possible plots coinciding...

Police: Two Adults Found Dead in Bensenville Home

Police: Two Adults Found Dead in Bensenville Home

Two people were found dead inside a home in northwest suburban Bensenville on Wednesday morning.