Apr 15, 2011

Put Your Trash to Good Re-Use

Put Your Trash to Good Re-Use

This Earth Week, we've partnered with TerraCycle to turn your trash into affordable, eco-friendly products.

Feb 19, 2014

Illinois Leads Nation in "Green" Buildings

Illinois Leads Nation in "Green" Buildings

The state certified 171 projects representing 29 million square feet in 2013.

Jul 2, 2013

Giant Head Sculptures Pop up on Michigan Avenue

Giant Head Sculptures Pop up on Michigan Avenue

New sculptures are turning heads on Michigan Avenue and getting people to think green. LeeAnn Trotter reports.

Apr 24, 2013

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.

Apr 25, 2013

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...

Apr 22, 2013

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.

Apr 22, 2013

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.

Apr 23, 2013

Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials

Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials

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

Apr 23, 2013

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. When it opens...

Apr 22, 2013

Six Movies and TV Shows That Will Make You Appreciate Earth

Six Movies and TV Shows That Will Make You Appreciate Earth

There is no reason not to love Earth. Despite what scientists speculate about Mars or distant "water worlds" discovered by NASA's Kepler probe, this planet is the only game in town if humans want to keep...

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Two Boys Abducted by Mother, Police Say

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Opponents of Flooding Prevention Plan Fear Contamination

Opponents of Flooding Prevention Plan Fear Contamination

A northern suburb’s plan to combat frequent flooding may wind up impacting its beaches and the source of drinking water for millions of people, according to opponents of a proposed tunnel project in Winnetka.

Boy, 12, Killed in Hit-and-Run with Semi in Whiting

Boy, 12, Killed in Hit-and-Run with Semi in Whiting

A 12-year-old boy was struck and killed by a semi Wednesday afternoon in an apparent hit-and-run in Whiting, Ind.

Lyons Residents Speak Out Following Police Cuts

Lyons Residents Speak Out Following Police Cuts

Residents of a southwest Chicago suburb are speaking out after one-third of the area's police force was cut last week.

All-Clear Issued After Package Shuts Down LSD

All-Clear Issued After Package Shuts Down LSD

Police shut down a portion of Lake Shore Drive Wednesday afternoon after a suspicious package was found near the roadway.

NW Indiana Mayor Faces Corruption Charges

NW Indiana Mayor Faces Corruption Charges

Prosecutors say a federal grand jury has indicted Keith Soderquist, his wife and a former city employee on corruption charges.