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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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Cubs Arrive in Washington D.C. Ahead of White House Visit

Cubs Arrive in Washington D.C. Ahead of White House Visit

EDITORIAL NOTE: NBC Chicago will offer a live stream with coverage of the visit beginning at 12:05 p.m. Monday right here.

City Leaders Gather for Annual Breakfast Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

City Leaders Gather for Annual Breakfast Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Politicians, community leaders and activists will come together Monday for Chicago’s annual interfaith breakfast honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Cubs Benched Soler for Lack of Hustle, McLeod Says

Cubs Benched Soler for Lack of Hustle, McLeod Says

One of Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon’s favorite sayings is “Respect 90,” but on Sunday it was revealed that one player didn’t always live up to the skipper’s expectations last season.

MLK's Legacy Celebrated as Trump, Lewis Duel Lingers

MLK's Legacy Celebrated as Trump, Lewis Duel Lingers

Civil rights leaders and activists are gathering at sites across the country to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. On the same day that Americans celebrate King's legacy, his son is scheduled...

8 Killed, 24 Wounded in MLK Day Weekend Shootings

8 Killed, 24 Wounded in MLK Day Weekend Shootings

Thirty-two people have been shot across the city over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend, leaving eight dead, according to Chicago Police.

Chicago Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault of Minor

Chicago Police Officer Charged With Sexual Assault of Minor

A Chicago police officer has been charged with criminal sexual assault of a minor, according to police.