| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:50 PM
On the elegant, manicured lawns of Ravinia, the Women's Board presented its annual black-tie gala July 27 with more than 800 guests in attendance. The evening featured renowned classical pianist Lang Lang, whose career was launched 14 years ago on the...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 10:29 AM
The following is from the March 5 City Council meeting. All council members were present.
Beautification Council member Joanne Sutch and President Ruben Flores presented a $2,500 check to the city for the renovation last year...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 8:04 AM
In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mexican Independence Day, the Aquarium of the Pacific will host its 11th annual Baja Splash Cultural Festival on Saturday and Sunday, September 29-30, 2012 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. This event for the...
| Jun 7, 2011
JOHANNESBURG — From giant palm trees to mouse-sized lemurs, unique plants and animals are threatened on Madagascar as political deadlock drags on after a 2009 coup. The World Wildlife Fund conservation group drew attention to the Indian Ocean...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 6:16 PM
Russell Train, an important American conservationist and former tax court judge who helped craft some of the nation's early and enduring environmental laws, has died. He was 92.
Train, who led the Environmental Protection Agency in the 1970s, died Monday...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 7:57 AM
If you’ve been hoping for an update on sustainable meat news, you're in luck because here it is:
In recent days and months an increasing number of food companies including Smithfield, McDonald’s, Bon Appetit Management and Hormel have...
| Jan 12, 2011
Even as more Americans embrace sustainable food, meats often remain the final frontier. Grass-fed, pastured and organic meats can produce wonderful meals, but they can be hard to find, more expensive and a challenge to cook just right.
Still, with a...
| Mar 31, 2012
| 6:37 PM
Lights blinked off in Chicago and around the world tonight to mark Earth Hour, an international effort to raise awareness about climate change.
From 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. local time around the globe lights were turned off in landmarks, businesses and...
| Jun 19, 2011
Leather, tulle and silk may be the stuff of runway dreams, but when it comes to most U.S. apparel, cotton is king. Almost 75% of clothing sold in the U.S. contains at least some of the tufty fiber, according to the 2010 Cotton Inc. Retail Monitor, a...
| Sep 16, 2011
| 2:59 PM
Someday, perhaps as early as March, Maryland's striped bass may join the main ingredients of Europe's Filet-O-Fish sandwich on the list of fish known worldwide as abundant, well-managed and caught in environmentally friendly ways.
The state has spent...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Until now, Abu Dhabi has been known as the quiet powerhouse behind its flashier neighbor, Dubai, bankrolling record-breaking skyscrapers and fantastical island resorts intended to make the United Arab Emirates synonymous with luxury, wealth and success....