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Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:08 PM CDT

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,...

Thursday, Apr 5, 2012 at 02:07 PM CDT
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By BJ Lutz

Curbside Recycling to Go Citywide Next Year

Curbside Recycling to Go Citywide Next Year

"No longer will Chicago be a tale of two cities when it comes to recycling," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a written statement.

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012 at 03:52 PM CDT

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...

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
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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
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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.

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