Green Week - NBC Chicago
Monday, Nov 14, 2011

Welcome to Green Week

Welcome to Green Week

Saturday, Apr 22, 2017

Politics, Geography Affect Environmental Education

Politics, Geography Affect Environmental Education

In a classroom in Dallas, Texas, a teacher tells her students that climate change is a natural phenomenon. Meanwhile her counterpart in Queens, New York, presents evidence to the contrary.

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014

The 'Zero-Emission' Engine Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

The 'Zero-Emission' Engine Is Almost Ready for Prime Time

With the aid of government spending and joint efforts by Ford and Nissan, Daimler — Mercedes’s parent corporation — aims to start selling hydrogen-fueled cars to the public as early as 2017.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

Solar Power Helps Monitor Carbon Fuels

Oil and natural gas companies are using more solar power to provide electricity to power remote monitoring stations after the hydraulic fracturing crews have left.

Friday, Mar 29, 2013

Hybrid Power Plant Burns More Than Just Coal

Hybrid Power Plant Burns More Than Just Coal

The Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center in St. Paul burns more than just coal from mines. Wood chips go into the fire as well. And, the utility running the plant is touting its advanced design.

Friday, Apr 20, 2012

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.

Thursday, Apr 19, 2012

Adrian Grenier Promotes Documentaries for Eco-Friendly Website

Adrian Grenier Promotes Documentaries for Eco-Friendly Website

“Entourage” star Adrian Grenier said he wants to change the way people view environmentalists, who are usually perceived as “wacky” and “unrealistic.” “Just because we wanna do the right thing, we get...

Monday, Apr 16, 2012

Pizza Delivered in an Environmentally-Friendly Way

Pizza Delivered in an Environmentally-Friendly Way

Take a look at how Doreen's Gourmet Pizza shop took their red sauce and made it into a green business.

Monday, Apr 16, 2012

Learning to Live Green

Learning to Live Green

A new environmental curriculum including books and activities has helped fire students up to recycle and care for the Earth.

Thursday, Apr 12, 2012

Officials Commit $10M to Clean Up Chicago River

Officials Commit $10M to Clean Up Chicago River

The money, which comes from a state capital fund, will go toward engineering and design costs for facilities at two treatment plants where water will be disinfected.

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'Fireball' Lights Up Midwestern Sky, Sets Twitter Ablaze
'Fireball' Lights Up Midwestern Sky, Sets Twitter Ablaze

Twitter ignited Tuesday night after users reported hearing a “boom” in southeastern Michigan and sharing videos of what appeared to be a meteor flaring in the night sky.

Shooting Investigation Closes Kennedy Expressway Overnight
Shooting Investigation Closes Kennedy Expressway Overnight

The Kennedy Expressway was shut down amid a shooting investigation in Chicago overnight, authorities said.

Blackhawks’ Crawford Might Not Return This Season: Report
Blackhawks’ Crawford Might Not Return This Season: Report

The Chicago Blackhawks are growing increasingly worried goalie Corey Crawford could be out for the rest of the season due to “vertigo-like symptoms,” the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting, citing three unnamed...

Major Accident Closes SB Cicero Avenue in Bedford Park
Major Accident Closes SB Cicero Avenue in Bedford Park

A major accident closed southbound Cicero Avenue in Bedford Park early Wednesday morning, prompting extensive delays during the morning rush hour.

Conservatives Balk at GOP Plan to Avert Government Shutdown
Conservatives Balk at GOP Plan to Avert Government Shutdown

Hard-line conservatives are threatening to scuttle Republican leaders' plans to prevent a weekend government shutdown and saying GOP leaders lack the votes to push their proposal through the House. The setback...

White CPD Recruits Hired More Than Minorities, Report Finds
White CPD Recruits Hired More Than Minorities, Report Finds

The Chicago Police Department and the city have been facing questions about the diversity of its officers after a report Tuesday showed a racial disparity in the CPD recruitment process.