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Monday, Nov 14, 2011

Welcome to Green Week

Welcome to Green Week

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

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.

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012

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, Sharon Rowley, Amanda Rodriguez and Brandi Jeter sit down with Kelly Wallace to discuss ways to encourage kids to recycle. Find out what tips and tricks work to help kids reuse and reduce waste. For more exclusive videos like these go to iVillage.com

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

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 truly give them up. For more exclusive videos go to iVillage.com

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

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 high-school Sara plans to study biochemistry in college.

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Car Spins Through Air, Crashes Down on Stopped Vehicles
Car Spins Through Air, Crashes Down on Stopped Vehicles

A 76-year-old driver may have suffered some sort of medical event when he crashed and went flying into the air, thudding back down onto vehicles stopped at a traffic light on a Long Island roadway, police said.  The out-of-control Lexus slammed into nine other cars stopped at a red light on Route 110 northbound and Bentley Road in Amityville around lunchtime Tuesday, according to police. Surveillance video shows the car flying through the air before crashing down on the other vehicles.  "It went airborne over my car and crashed in front of me," said Ashley Seales, who was among the drivers stopped at the light when she felt the sudden impact.  Nine people were taken to the hospital, including the 76-year-old driver and another passenger who was hurt when a flying car part smashed through the rear of the SUV he was in and hit him in the shoulder. Amazingly, no one was seriously hurt.  "After everybody calmed down, after the

Udderly Fascinating! Zoo Says April Could Be Close
Udderly Fascinating! Zoo Says April Could Be Close

Still no baby giraffe for April, but we are getting there, keepers and vets say.

Man Cuts Open Sac Stuck on Banana, Finds Dead Spider
Man Cuts Open Sac Stuck on Banana, Finds Dead Spider

A Long Island couple was grossed out to find a dead spider inside a sac attached to a banana purchased at a local supermarket.  Venus Vanglad says she bought a bunch of bananas at a supermarket in Bay Shore last week. The fruit sat in the house for about three or four days before her husband took one to work as a truck driver in New York City. That's when he spotted a large white sac coming out of the overripe banana. "He thought it was tissue at first," she told News 4 in an email. Her husband used a knife to cut open the sac, and out came the dead spider.  "I was gonna eat this banana!" he could be heard exclaiming to another person in cellphone video provided to News 4. "It was, like, stuck in the crack or something."  Vanglad said she didn't notice anything unusual on the fruit when she purchased it at a King Kullen supermarket. She spoke to a manager at the store after the discovery of the spider, and they offered her to

Man Arrested in Shooting Death of Woman in NYC Building
Man Arrested in Shooting Death of Woman in NYC Building

A young woman was gunned down in a Bronx apartment building when she went to protect a friend who was in some sort of trouble, law enforcement sources say.

DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters: Sources
DNC Asks All Staffers For Resignation Letters: Sources

Democratic National Committee has requested the resignation letters of all current staffers be submitted by next month, according to multiple sources familiar with the party's internal working, NBC News reported. Party staffs typically sees major turnover with a new boss, but the mass resignation letters will give new chairman Tom Perez a chance to completely remake the DNC's headquarters from scratch after staffing had already reached unusual low following a round of layoffs in December. Immediately after Perez' election in late February, an adviser to outgoing DNC Interim Chair Donna Brazile, Leah Daughtry, asked every employee to submit a letter of resignation dated April 15, several sources tell NBC News.

Gondola Would Shuttle Commuters Between Staten Island and NJ
Gondola Would Shuttle Commuters Between Staten Island and NJ

A new push is underway to build a gondola that would transport commuters between Staten Island and Bayonne.