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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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2 Charged in Shooting Death of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

2 Charged in Shooting Death of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

Two adult brothers have been charged with the murder of 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge on Friday, Chicago police said Sunday morning.  Aldridge was a mother of four and the cousin of Bulls star...

CPD Apologizes After Rhymefest Robbed, Blasts Cops' Reaction

CPD Apologizes After Rhymefest Robbed, Blasts Cops' Reaction

Chicago poet and hip-hop star Che “Rhymefest” Smith was robbed at gunpoint in Bronzeville early Saturday. And while the mugging was bad enough, the two-time Grammy winner said he was nearly...

Chicago Bears Trim Roster as Training Camp Cuts Begin

Chicago Bears Trim Roster as Training Camp Cuts Begin

Running back Senorise Perry and defensive lineman Keith Browner were among the first 10 roster cuts for the Chicago Bears.

Police Warn of Wicker Park Break-Ins, Attempted Assaults

Police Warn of Wicker Park Break-Ins, Attempted Assaults

Chicago Police have issued a warning about two separate incidents in which a woman was woken up by a half-naked man in her bedroom, as well as an additional home invasion in the city's Wicker Park...

Friends, Colleagues to Remember Slain Mississippi Nuns

Friends, Colleagues to Remember Slain Mississippi Nuns

Friends and colleagues who knew two nuns killed in their Mississippi home are gathering Sunday to remember them, as authorities continue to investigate the harrowing crime that shocked people in the small...

Trump: Death of Wade's Cousin is Why Blacks Will Vote for Me

Trump: Death of Wade's Cousin is Why Blacks Will Vote for Me

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump took to Twitter Saturday morning to comment on the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge on Chicago's South Side Friday afternoon.