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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,

Wednesday, 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...

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2 Officers Relieved of Powers After Fatal Chicago Shooting

2 Officers Relieved of Powers After Fatal Chicago Shooting

A Chicago Police Department spokesman said Thursday there were two separate police-involved shootings on Chicago's South Side.

Police Recordings Detail Moments Before SIU Student Vanished

Police Recordings Detail Moments Before SIU Student Vanished

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Drew Peterson Sentenced in Murder-for-Hire Case

Drew Peterson Sentenced in Murder-for-Hire Case

Drew Peterson has been sentenced to another 40 years in prison after being convicted of murder-for-hire when he tried to have the prosecutor who first put him in jail killed.

Flooding Reported Across Chicago Area After Heavy Rain

Flooding Reported Across Chicago Area After Heavy Rain

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected throughout the Chicago area with a marginal risk of severe weather Friday.

Slain Soldier's Dad: GOP Must Take 'Moral Stand' on Trump

Slain Soldier's Dad: GOP Must Take 'Moral Stand' on Trump

One of the standout speeches at the Democratic National Convention came not from the slew of politicians or celebrities but from the parents of a Muslim-American war hero who shared a stirring reprimand for GOP...

Clinton Roars Against Trump as Hacking Distraction Arises

Clinton Roars Against Trump as Hacking Distraction Arises

Fresh off a spirited convention, Hillary Clinton told prospective voters Friday they face a "stark choice" in November and pressed ahead with the scalding rhetoric against her Republican rival that marked...