Nov 14, 2011

Welcome to Green Week

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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,

Top Stories
2 Dead in 'Suspicious' Fire on Southwest Side

2 Dead in 'Suspicious' Fire on Southwest Side

Two men died in a suspicious fire in the Southwest Side Garfield Ridge neighborhood Saturday morning.

1 Dead in 2-Car Crash in Portage Park

1 Dead in 2-Car Crash in Portage Park

One man has died and at least one other person fled the scene after a two-car crash in the Northwest Side Portage Park early Saturday morning.

How to Meet Stars of Chicago Fire, P.D. This Weekend

How to Meet Stars of Chicago Fire, P.D. This Weekend

Four stars from the hit dramas Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D. will be available to meet fans and take photos with them Sunday on the Near North Side.

Suburban Family Still Waiting for Payment After Big Lottery Win

Suburban Family Still Waiting for Payment After Big Lottery Win

The good news is, you won the lottery. The bad news is, you might not receive your winnings until Illinois' budget situation is worked out.

10 Years Later, Thousands Still Live With Katrina Damage

10 Years Later, Thousands Still Live With Katrina Damage

Pulling up to Jerry Reed's house in St. Roch neighborhood is like stepping back in time to August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina ripped through the area, devastating everything in its path.

Shots Fired on Kennedy Expressway Ramp in Bucktown

Shots Fired on Kennedy Expressway Ramp in Bucktown

Shots were fired on a Kennedy Expressway exit ramp early Saturday morning in the North Side Bucktown neighborhood.