Chicago Green News - Energy Saving Tips, Environmental News | NBC Chicago

Chicago Green News - Energy Saving Tips, Environmental News

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 03:50 PM CDT

Whiz Kid Brews Biofuels

Whiz Kid Brews Biofuels

16-year-old researcher Sara Volz is working in an Air Force Academy lab to extract fuel from algae. Sara hopes her work will eventually lead to a sustainable means for producing bio fuels. After graduation from...

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 03:46 PM CDT

Home Canning Is Good For Our Environment

Home Canning Is Good For Our Environment

Canned foods are good for you and for the environment and it's making a comeback. The old-fashioned trend is one that could help save you money, eat healthier and make help reduce environmental waste. Take a...

Monday, Aug 5, 2013 at 10:58 AM CDT
|
By Edward McClelland

Quinn Announces Electric Car Charging Stations in Tollway Oases

Quinn Announces Electric Car Charging Stations in Tollway Oases

Does Illinois need 280 charging stations for electric cars? NO! Is the driving public even ready for the Chevy Volt, which can run 40 miles on an electric charge? NO! But is General Motors doing the right thing...

Friday, Mar 30, 2012 at 05:31 PM CDT

Illinois To Push For Great Lakes Wind Farms

Illinois To Push For Great Lakes Wind Farms

The Obama administration and five states announced an agreement Friday to speed up consideration of plans for offshore wind farms in the Great Lakes, which have been delayed by cost concerns and public...

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 06:10 PM CDT

Chicago Company Helps Cars Save Fuel

Chicago Company Helps Cars Save Fuel

A Chicago Heights company produces silica, and tires with silica in them help cars get more bang for the buck and help save the planet at the same time.

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:07 AM CDT
|
By BJ Lutz

Bald Eagle Discovery Ends Plan for Gun Range

Bald Eagle Discovery Ends Plan for Gun Range

The eagle's nest was discovered near the Little Calumet River, not far from the site of the proposed range near the Hegewisch Marsh on the city's southeast side.

Thursday, Mar 8, 2012 at 06:54 PM CST

The Little-Known Museum on the Chicago River

The Little-Known Museum on the Chicago River

You've probably walked by the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum and not even know it.

Thursday, Mar 1, 2012 at 05:50 PM CST

Dumping Electronics Now Illegal in Illinois

Dumping Electronics Now Illegal in Illinois

Americans throw away nearly 400 million gadgets a year, but now that's illegal. The City of Chicago will now take those items and recycle them.

Thursday, Mar 1, 2012 at 05:47 PM CST

E-Recycling in Chicago

E-Recycling in Chicago

Americans throw away nearly 400 million gadgets a year, but in January it became illegal to dump electronics in the trash.

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 03:56 PM CST

Residents Rejoice Coal Plant Closures

Residents Rejoice Coal Plant Closures

The plants, in Pilsen and the Little Village, had been mandated by state officials to clean up or shut down by 2018. Fisk will now close by the end of the year and Crawford will shut down by the end of 2014.

Sunday Night Football

Dallas VS.Oakland

Photos & Videos

What's New
Get Our App
Get Our App
Stay in the know where ever you go with the NBCChicago news app. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out