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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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2 Injured in State Police-Involved Shooting on South Side

2 Injured in State Police-Involved Shooting on South Side

Two people were taken to the hospital after Illinois State Police were involved in a shooting on Chicago's South Side Thursday night.

Starbucks Seeks Dismissal of Iced Drink Lawsuit in Chicago

Starbucks Seeks Dismissal of Iced Drink Lawsuit in Chicago

A week after a California judge threw cold water on a lawsuit claiming Starbucks defrauded customers by adding ice to its cold beverages, the company asked for the dismissal of a similar claim in Chicago.

More Than 300 Cars Stolen Across 13 Chicago Suburbs: Police

More Than 300 Cars Stolen Across 13 Chicago Suburbs: Police

Police are warning residents in Chicago’s suburbs after a rash of car thefts.

Car Hit by Gunfire on I-57 in South Suburban Matteson

Car Hit by Gunfire on I-57 in South Suburban Matteson

A vehicle was hit by gunfire early Friday on Interstate 57 in south suburban Matteson.

Trump Immigration Waffle Reflects Voter Confusion on Issue

Trump Immigration Waffle Reflects Voter Confusion on Issue

Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee's tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration. But the 57-year-old Republican paused as he complained about U.S.

Red Line Trains to Bypass Stations for Weekend Track Work

Red Line Trains to Bypass Stations for Weekend Track Work

Construction work will require Howard-bound Red Line trains to run express from Sheridan to Howard during the weekend, according to Chicago Transit Authority.  The work will begin 11 p.m.