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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.

Top Stories
Police Search for 'Armed and Dangerous' Robbery Suspect
Police Search for 'Armed and Dangerous' Robbery Suspect

A crash in suburban Elmhurst early Tuesday morning led to the arrest of two armed robbery suspects but police are still searching for a third "armed and dangerous" man who remains on the run.

Chicago Cubs Want More Night Games at Wrigley Field
Chicago Cubs Want More Night Games at Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs want to play more night games on the North Side, so they’re asking the city to lift its cap on the number of evening games allowed at Wrigley Field each season.

Lyft Driver Zip-Tied, Raped Woman in Alley: Prosecutors
Lyft Driver Zip-Tied, Raped Woman in Alley: Prosecutors

A Lyft driver is accused of zip-tying and rapping a 25-year-old woman at knifepoint earlier this month after she fell asleep in his car, the Cook County state’s attorney’s office says.

White Sox End 9-Game Slide With 3-1 Win Over Cubs
White Sox End 9-Game Slide With 3-1 Win Over Cubs

Just getting a win against any team, anywhere, felt good for the scuffling Chicago White Sox. That it came at Wrigley Field against the Cubs made it a little sweeter.

GOP Gearing Up for Health Care Vote With McCain Back in DC
GOP Gearing Up for Health Care Vote With McCain Back in DC

Republican leaders are steering the Senate toward a crucial vote on their bill eviscerating much of President Barack Obama's health care law, buoyed by the near theatrical return to the Capitol of the ailing...

Third Man Charged in Shooting of Chicago Police Officer
Third Man Charged in Shooting of Chicago Police Officer

A third man has been charged in the shooting of a Chicago police officer last week while fleeing the scene of an armed robbery, authorities announced Tuesday.