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,...

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Chicago Ranks Second for Fast-Growing Businesses

Chicago Ranks Second for Fast-Growing Businesses

Chicago companies snagged 95 spots on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies.

Hostess Closing Schiller Park Twinkie Plant, Again

Hostess Closing Schiller Park Twinkie Plant, Again

Hostess Brands announced Wednesday it has decided to close its Schiller Park bakery, less than two years after the location was set to close as the company entered bankruptcy.

Notes From Ferguson: Reporter's View of the Scene

Notes From Ferguson: Reporter's View of the Scene

The outside temperatures here in Ferguson, Missouri, are hotter than the tempers of protestors today.

Giants Protest Rain-Shortened Game Over Cubs

Giants Protest Rain-Shortened Game Over Cubs

The San Francisco Giants have filed a protest to Major League Baseball over Tuesday's night's rain-shortened loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Harvey Standoff Ends With Arrests, Hostages OK

Harvey Standoff Ends With Arrests, Hostages OK

A nearly 20-hour hostage/barricade situation in the suburb south of Chicago ends with the release of the final two children and two women.

Attorney: Couple Held in Bali Death Under Suicide Watch

Attorney: Couple Held in Bali Death Under Suicide Watch

Heather Lois Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, are accused of killing Sheila von Wiese-Mack and stuffing body in a suitcase.