April 21-27, 2014

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 08:28 PM CDT
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By Melissa Flynn, Edited by: David Wolinsky

How Customers Can Influence Business to Go Green

How Customers Can Influence Business to Go Green

Next week kicks off Earth Week, and we are all supposed to spend seven saving the planet. Earth Week, going green, carbon credits, LEED certified, it can all be a bit daunting.

Friday, Apr 20, 2012 at 10:14 AM CDT

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.

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 06:20 PM CDT

How to Be Earth Friendly Without Nagging

How to Be Earth Friendly Without Nagging

Just because you like to recycle doesn't mean others do. How can you talk to people about their green habits without sounding like a nag? Watch how to be environmentally friendly without offending your friends!...

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 12:24 PM CDT

Green Library Gives Power Back to Grid

Green Library Gives Power Back to Grid

The West Irving Library in Texas operates completely on solar power. The 1-year-old building is generating even more power than it uses.

Wednesday, Apr 18, 2012 at 09:24 AM CDT

Poll: Most in U.S. Tie Extreme Weather to Global Warming

Poll: Most in U.S. Tie Extreme Weather to Global Warming

Although most Americans once regarded climate change as "an issue about polar bears or maybe Bangladesh," a new survey suggests that attitudes are evolving, The New York Times reported.

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 07:20 PM CDT

Savings Seen in Switch to CFLs

Savings Seen in Switch to CFLs

Illinois is phasing out the incandescent light bulbs, replacing them with energy efficient bulbs or CFL's. Alicia Roman checks in with a couple of Chicagoans to see how much they've saved.

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:12 AM CDT
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By Jetta Bates-Vasilatos , Edited by: David Wolinsky

How to Make Your Office More Eco-Friendly

How to Make Your Office More Eco-Friendly

Living more sustainably is THE thing to do. For those who have been a bit slow to jump on the “green” bandwagon, be warned, very soon you will feel an irresistible pull to amp up your efforts.

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 04:30 AM CDT

Despite The Odds, Some Himalayan Glaciers Gaining Mass

Despite The Odds, Some Himalayan Glaciers Gaining Mass

Bucking the global trend of glacial decline, some glaciers in the Himalayas mountain range have gained a small amount of mass between 1999 and 2008, according to new research.

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012 at 04:24 AM CDT

56 U.S. Coral Species Face Extinction

56 U.S. Coral Species Face Extinction

More than half of 82 species of coral being reviewed for inclusion under the Endangered Species Act "more likely than not" would go extinct by 2100 if climate policies and technologies aren't drastically...

Monday, Apr 16, 2012 at 06:48 PM CDT

Gene Tweaking Could Revive Long-Gone Chestnut Tree

Gene Tweaking Could Revive Long-Gone Chestnut Tree

The American chestnut could get a new lease on life a century after a fungus killed it off, now that scientists have developed a genetically hardier version of the iconic tree.