Nov 14, 2011

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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
Defensive Line Makes Statement in Win Over Bucs

Defensive Line Makes Statement in Win Over Bucs

The Chicago Bears' defensive line racked up five sacks and 12 tackles on Sunday afternoon as they made a huge statement against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Up To 3 Inches of Snow Possible in Suburbs

Up To 3 Inches of Snow Possible in Suburbs

Snow accumulations between 1 inch and 3 inches are possible by the evening and nighttime hours, NBC 5 Storm Team meteorologists Andy Avalos said.

2 Women, Dog Rescued After Chicago Apartment Collapses

2 Women, Dog Rescued After Chicago Apartment Collapses

Two women and a dog were rescued from the rubble of a three-story apartment building that collapsed Sunday night on Chicago's South Side.

32 Horses Die in Woodstock Stable Fire

32 Horses Die in Woodstock Stable Fire

Only five horses out of 37 survived the blaze at family-owned horse boarding facility Valley View Acres.

US Judge to Sentence Reputed Drug-Lord Lieutenant

US Judge to Sentence Reputed Drug-Lord Lieutenant

Alfredo Vasquez-Hernandez pleaded guilty to possessing drugs with intent to distribute and faces a mandatory minimum 10-year prison term.

Blackhawks Fall to Canucks

Blackhawks Fall to Canucks

The Chicago Blackhawks played their third game in four nights on Sunday, but Jannik Hansen ensured their winning streak would end as his hat trick lifted the Vancouver Canucks to a 4-1 victory.