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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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1 Dead, 4 Wounded in Shootings at the University of Illinois

1 Dead, 4 Wounded in Shootings at the University of Illinois

One person is dead and four others wounded in two shooting incidents at the University of Illinois in Champaign early Sunday, according to police.

Mike Ditka Weighs in on Colin Kaepernick's Protest

Mike Ditka Weighs in on Colin Kaepernick's Protest

Former Bears coach Mike Ditka has weighed in on the protests sparked by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and he certainly did not hold back.

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Man Critically Wounded in Shooting in Chicago's Loop

One man was wounded in a shooting in Chicago's Loop on Saturday evening, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

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Young Girl Struggling to Recover After Horrific Crash

Nearly two weeks after a horrific crash that left 11-year-old Keeshuna Patterson critically injured, she and her family are struggling to piece their lives back together again.

Wash. Mall Shooting Suspect Was 'Zombie-Like' During Arrest

Wash. Mall Shooting Suspect Was 'Zombie-Like' During Arrest

The suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five dead is in custody, authorities said. He was identified at at a press conference Saturday night as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin, a resident of Oak...

Cubs Bring Retiring Catcher David Ross to Tears With Tribute

Cubs Bring Retiring Catcher David Ross to Tears With Tribute

They've documented his final season on Instagram and showered him with gifts, but on Friday, the Cubs did something for retiring catcher David Ross they had never done before - made him cry.