They're among nature's most skillful builders, capable of crafting elaborate webs with ease, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that spiders seem to appreciate our grandest structures as well. For folks employed at the John
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German airports have already embraced beekeeping, using honey bees to monitor air quality in and around airports. Now Chicago's O'Hare airport is getting into the beekeeping business too, although the motivation here
When I wrote about a solar-powered refrigeration warehouse in Baltimore, I noted that the warehouse's visibility made for a great billboard for the potential of clean energy. Now another major distributor is making big waves for
Greenpeace activists climbed one of the nation's oldest and dirtiest coal-fired power plants, the Fisk Generating Station, in the heart of Chicago, IL. As a part of the renowned green group's Quit Coal campaign, the action
It's a perverse irony, really. While those holding the highest offices in the nation climb over one another to convince Americans they don't believe in climate change, public officials actually in charge of
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Yes We Can... Do Better for Cyclists
Now that Rahm Emanuel is back on the ticket in Chicago, let's look at what the potential next Mayor has revealed so far about his plan for cycling in the windy city.
Making Transit More Convenient = Good Chicago's Bus Tracker offers more evidence in favor of transit agencies releasing their data in open and usable formats. It not only allows transit users to track buses online and on their phones, knowing exactly
TreeHugger first covered architect Michelle Kaufmann's Smart Home at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago in 2008 with a guest post by Brian Jones.
It is a different creature today; the Museum redoes the interior every year. Being in Chicago fo
You've got to love the attitude of John Preus and Charlie Roderick of Dilettante Studios in Chicago. They work almost exclusively with found, inherited, re-purposed and salvaged materials, mixing, matching and mashing
Blair Kamin, architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune, wonders if a green parking garage is really an oxymoron, like "kosher ham, a peacekeeping missile, or the World Series-winning Cubs." He looks at the HOK designed
Most of the time when a city has a rodent problem, they call in human exterminators. But Chicago seems to be testing out something slightly more... natural. After spotting a coyote running down State Street in Chicago,