April 21-27, 2014

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 10:11 AM CDT

U.N. Climate Panel Says Emissions Rising

U.N. Climate Panel Says Emissions Rising

There is a disconnect between international goals to fight global warming and what is actually being done to attain them, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said in a new report Sunday.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 10:03 AM CDT

How Deserts Can Help Fight Global Warming

How Deserts Can Help Fight Global Warming

The world's arid areas — deserts filled with scrubby vegetation and sand — are absorbing more of the carbon dioxide that's being emitted into the atmosphere than expected, a new study shows.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 09:17 AM CDT

Sucking Carbon From Sky May Be Necessary to Cool Planet, UN Says

Sucking Carbon From Sky May Be Necessary to Cool Planet, UN Says

International efforts to combat global warming are so broken that it's come to this: hoovering massive amounts of carbon dioxide out of the sky. A body of scientists convened under the auspices of the...

Monday, Apr 29, 2013 at 03:21 PM CDT

Weekend Web: Cows Create Alternative Fuel

Weekend Web: Cows Create Alternative Fuel

NBC 5's Charlie Wojciechowski & Art Norman Show How Cows Are Helping Us Go Green.

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 08:18 AM CDT

New Battery Packs Store Green Energy

New Battery Packs Store Green Energy

New battery packs could help return power to the electrical grid. KGW's Keely Chalmers reports.

Thursday, Apr 25, 2013 at 12:42 PM CDT

Junkyard Trash Turns to Art

Junkyard Trash Turns to Art

With his castoff treasures rattling in the cart, Ben Cowden wheeled back toward his art studio in San Francisco's Recology Recycling Plant to continue work. Joe Rosato Jr. reports on a man who turns others trash...

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 10:17 AM CDT

Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials

Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials

A cemetery in Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, has become environmentally friendly for burials.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 11:03 PM CDT

Human Causes of Global Warming Date Back to 1800s, Study Finds

Human Causes of Global Warming Date Back to 1800s, Study Finds

A long-term global cooling trend ended in the late 1800s—a reversal that cannot be explained by natural variability alone, according to a new study published in Nature Geoscience.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013 at 09:40 PM CDT

City Gets Grant to Expand Blue Cart Recycling

City Gets Grant to Expand Blue Cart Recycling

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Coca-Cola announced Monday that the Blue Cart Recycling Program will be expanded to all 50 wards in lieu of a $2.59 million grant.

Tuesday, Apr 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM CDT

Behold: The Greenest Office Building in the World

Behold: The Greenest Office Building in the World

What's being billed as the greenest commercial building in the world — one that boasts net-zero energy use and requires tenants to abide by a strict set of rules — is now standing in Seattle.