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,

Apr 11, 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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Kane's Two Goals Lead Blackhawks Past Ducks 4-1

Kane's Two Goals Lead Blackhawks Past Ducks 4-1

The Anaheim Ducks came into Friday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks looking for a statement win, but the Hawks left the home squad in a "fowl" mood as they secured a 4-1 win.

Fremd High School Senior Charged With Sending Explicit Email

Fremd High School Senior Charged With Sending Explicit Email

An 18-year-old Fremd High School senior was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor Friday for sending an explicit image in an email to students earlier this week, police said.

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Winter Storm Watch Issued for Chicago Area

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Cardinal George: Doctors Have "Run Out of Tricks" For Him

Cardinal George: Doctors Have "Run Out of Tricks" For Him

Retired Cardinal Francis George says his doctors have run out of options for his cancer treatment and he's exploring an approach to care that focuses on quality of life rather than a cure.

Girlfriend of Man Fatally Shot by Police in 2013 Files Lawsuit

Girlfriend of Man Fatally Shot by Police in 2013 Files Lawsuit

A woman who says she was inside an SUV with a man when he was fatally shot by a Chicago Police officer in south suburban Hazel Crest almost two years ago has filed a federal lawsuit against the city.

Gov. Rauner: Quinn to Blame for Medical Marijuana Mess

Gov. Rauner: Quinn to Blame for Medical Marijuana Mess

Governor Bruce Rauner fired his strongest salvo yet Friday, over Pat Quinn’s failure to launch medical marijuana in Illinois.