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.

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.

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...

Apr 16, 2012

Mifflin Arboretum Gets a Makeover

Mifflin Arboretum Gets a Makeover

On Saturday, volunteers from the neighborhood were busy raking leaves, cutting trees and picking up trash along the incline behind Mifflin Elementary School. The cleanup was one of dozens taking place throughout...

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.

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,...

Apr 11, 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...

Apr 11, 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...

Apr 11, 2012

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...

Dec 14, 2011

Philly Adds Carton Recycling

Philly Adds Carton Recycling

Effective immediately, residents can recycle food and beverage cartons -- helping the environment and earning more recycling points at the same time.

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2 Kids Killed, 3 Critical After Carjackers Run Down Crowd

2 Kids Killed, 3 Critical After Carjackers Run Down Crowd

Two children are dead and four other people are in critical condition after carjackers ran down a group of people in North Philadelphia, police say.

Police ID Intruder Shot Dead After Saying She Was Pregnant

Police ID Intruder Shot Dead After Saying She Was Pregnant

Police on Thursday identified a suspected burglar who told a homeowner she was pregnant before he fatally shot her outside his home in Long Beach. Tom Greer appeared to have no regret when he told NBC4...

Pope Francis Coming to Philly: Report

Pope Francis Coming to Philly: Report

Philadelphia's Catholic archbishop says Pope Francis told him he's coming to the city next year for the World Meeting of Families conference. But Vatican and Archdiocesan officials say they won't confirm the...

Cop Saves Family From Firebomb Blaze in S. Philly

Cop Saves Family From Firebomb Blaze in S. Philly

Suspects tossed a firebomb at a South Philly home Friday morning, sparking a blaze that injured three people, including a child. Philadelphia Police Lt. Jonathan Josey, who nearly lost his job after slapping...

Doctor in Psych Unit Shootout Released from Hospital

Doctor in Psych Unit Shootout Released from Hospital

The doctor shot during a gunfight with a psychiatric patient inside a Delaware County wellness center has been released from the hospital.

Jackknifed Tractor Trailer on Blue Route

Jackknifed Tractor Trailer on Blue Route

A multi-vehicle crash, involving a tractor trailer, is reeking havoc on Interstate 476 Friday afternoon.