Apr 4, 2012

How to Stop Using Plastic Bags

How to Stop Using Plastic Bags

Can you do without plastic bags? Brandi Jeter, Sharon Rowley, Beth Engelman and Amanda Rodriguez, sit down with iVillage.com's Kelly Wallace for a friendly discussion about plastic bags and if there is a way to...

Apr 4, 2012

Whiz Kid Brews Biofuels

Whiz Kid Brews Biofuels

16-year-old researcher Sara Volz is working in an Air Force Academy lab to extract fuel from algae. Sara hopes her work will eventually lead to a sustainable means for producing bio fuels.

Apr 4, 2012

Home Canning Is Good For Our Environment

Home Canning Is Good For Our Environment

Canned foods are good for you and for the environment and it's making a comeback. The old-fashioned trend is one that could help save you money, eat healthier and make help reduce environmental waste.

Mar 22, 2012

Chicago Company Helps Cars Save Fuel

Chicago Company Helps Cars Save Fuel

A Chicago Heights company produces silica, and tires with silica in them help cars get more bang for the buck and help save the planet at the same time.

Nov 18, 2011

Aquaponics Turns Waste into Resources

Aquaponics Turns Waste into Resources

The ancient tradition of aquaponics could be the solution to a global issue.

Nov 17, 2011

Recycling For Rewards

Recycling For Rewards

This mom paid for her 2-week long getaway to Italy simply by recycling! Learn how you can grab cash the green way.

Nov 16, 2011

Urban Farm Growing Opportunities for Those in Poverty

Urban Farm Growing Opportunities for Those in Poverty

The Chicago Lights Urban Farm empowers youth and community residents in the Cabrini-Green neighborhood to have increased economic opportunities through access to organic produce, nutritional education,...

Nov 15, 2011

How to Put "Green" Into the Holidays

How to Put "Green" Into the Holidays

A lot of people find ways to go green around the house and office, but thinking about the environment around the holidays can be more of a challenge.

Nov 15, 2011

7 Ways to Go Green With Your Pet

Dec 10, 2010

Eco Fashion with Maria Cornejo

Eco Fashion with Maria Cornejo

Maria Cornejo was honored for her commitment to earth-friendly design -- a fitting tribute for a woman focused on keeping as much design as she can within peoples' hands. While she insists that it's...

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Pence in Op-Ed: "I Abhor Discrimination"

Pence in Op-Ed: "I Abhor Discrimination"

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says controversial bill he signed into law last week is not a "license to discriminate."

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Today's Forecast: Cloudy & Chilly Start

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Sign Asks Joggers to "Stop Pooping" Along Trail

Sign Asks Joggers to "Stop Pooping" Along Trail

To whoever has been pooping on the public bike path in Hampton, Illinois – please stop, officials have asked.

Outbreak of Canine Influenza Hits Chicago Area

Outbreak of Canine Influenza Hits Chicago Area

A sudden outbreak of the Canine Influenza Virus has reportedly been spreading throughout the Chicago area.

Manhunt Underway For Armed Prisoner Who Escaped Va. Hospital

Manhunt Underway For Armed Prisoner Who Escaped Va. Hospital

A manhunt is underway for an armed prisoner who escaped custody at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. Police say the prisoner was in the custody of a private security guard when he escaped with a...

Firefighter Injured While Battling Pilsen Fire

Firefighter Injured While Battling Pilsen Fire

The fire at the vacant building in the 1300 block of West Cullerton Street was first reported about 3 a.m.