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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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Trump, Clinton Clash Over Chicago’s Gun Violence in Debate

Trump, Clinton Clash Over Chicago’s Gun Violence in Debate

As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off for the first time Monday night, Chicago’s extraordinary gun violence became a hot topic of the debate, however, the presidential candidates clashed on how to solve...

'Hamilton' to Make Highly Anticipated Chicago Debut Tonight

'Hamilton' to Make Highly Anticipated Chicago Debut Tonight

Broadway’s beloved “Hamilton” will finally make its highly-anticipated Chicago debut this week.  The Tony-award winning musical opens at Private Bank Theatre Tuesday night, with...

Shields Gets First Win in 2 Months, White Sox Beat Rays 7-1

Shields Gets First Win in 2 Months, White Sox Beat Rays 7-1

Finally, everything came together for James Shields. The beleaguered right-hander pitched six effective innings for his first win in two months, Justin Morneau and Carlos Sanchez each hit a two-run...

Crash Shuts Down Outbound Lanes of Kennedy Near Armitage

Crash Shuts Down Outbound Lanes of Kennedy Near Armitage

Several lanes of the outbound Kennedy Expressway are closed after a crash during Tuesday’s morning commute on the North Side.

Mom Charged After 2 Children Abducted in Indiana Found Dead

Mom Charged After 2 Children Abducted in Indiana Found Dead

Two children who were the subjects of a statewide Amber Alert Monday afternoon in Fort Wayne were found dead later that night, Elkhart Police said.

Cubs Win 100 Games for First Time Since 1935

Cubs Win 100 Games for First Time Since 1935

The Chicago Cubs have won 100 games for the first time in over 80 years after a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night.