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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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CPD Moves to Fire 5 Officers in Laquan McDonald Case

CPD Moves to Fire 5 Officers in Laquan McDonald Case

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson has filed termination charges for five Chicago police officers involved in the Laquan McDonald shooting following a report from the Inspector General’s office.

Chicago Bears Trim Roster to 75

Chicago Bears Trim Roster to 75

The Chicago Bears have trimmed their training camp roster down to 75 players, with both Connor Shaw and Hroniss Grasu among those involved in the roster shuffle.

Chicago Has Recorded More Murders Than NYC, LA Combined

Chicago Has Recorded More Murders Than NYC, LA Combined

Chicago has recorded more homicides this year than both New York City and Los Angeles combined, according to a new report.

Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater Taken from Practice in Ambulance

Vikings' Teddy Bridgewater Taken from Practice in Ambulance

The NFC North race potentially just took a dramatic turn, as Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with an injury during practice Tuesday.

ISIS Says No. 2 Leader al-Adnani Is Dead

ISIS Says No. 2 Leader al-Adnani Is Dead

ISIS' second-in-command, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, is dead, according to the media arm of the terrorist organization, NBC News reported. The circumstances of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani's death in Aleppo, Syria, have...

Rauner Pushes Redistricting Reform, Term Limits

Rauner Pushes Redistricting Reform, Term Limits

During an interview with NBC 5’s Zoraida Sambolin Tuesday morning, Gov. Bruce Rauner continued to push for redistricting reform despite a recent ruling from the Illinois Supreme Court that will keep the...