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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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'Great Man': Obama, Clinton Pay Tribute to Shimon Peres

'Great Man': Obama, Clinton Pay Tribute to Shimon Peres

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres was remembered as a "great man" as scores of world leaders attended his funeral Friday, NBC News reported. President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton...

City Accepting Nominations for Official Christmas Tree

City Accepting Nominations for Official Christmas Tree

The City of Chicago is looking for this year’s “official” Christmas tree that will adorn Millennium Park for the holiday season. Nominations from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs...

Steven Avery, Fiancee to Appear on 'Dr. Phil'

Steven Avery, Fiancee to Appear on 'Dr. Phil'

Steven Avery, the subject of Netflix documentary "Making a Murderer," and his new fiancee Lynn Hartman are opening up to Dr. Phil about their newfound love. The special, which airs in two parts on October 3 and...

Family Missing From North Side, Police Asking For Help

Family Missing From North Side, Police Asking For Help

Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a woman and two children reported missing Thursday from the North Side.

2 Dead in Shootings on Eisenhower Expressway Hours Apart

2 Dead in Shootings on Eisenhower Expressway Hours Apart

Hours after a shooting on the westbound Eisenhower Expressway left a man dead and a woman wounded, another person has been killed in a shooting on the eastbound lanes of the expressway.

Arrieta, Montero Question Maddon's Decisions in Cubs' Loss

Arrieta, Montero Question Maddon's Decisions in Cubs' Loss

The Chicago Cubs have nothing to gain by winning any of their final few games, but that doesn't mean that Jake Arrieta and Miguel Montero were thrilled with Joe Maddon's tactics in Wednesday's loss at...