Adriene Hill is the senior multimedia reporter for LearningCurve.

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2010, she worked at WBEZ in Chicago, first as an intern, then producer of the local show Eight Forty-Eight, then news desk editor and reporter.

Hill received numerous awards for her contribution to a project she worked on at WBEZ called "Inside & Out." They include: Associated Press Illinois – Best Investigative Series and Best Series/Documentary; Lisagor awards – Online Investigative Reporting and Public Affairs Programming; Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi – Public Service Award; RTDNA Murrow Awards – Best Continuing Coverage; and PRNDI National – Best Multi-Media Presentation, First Place Enterprise/Investigative, First Place Series.

Hill is a graduate of Amherst College where she earned her bachelor's degree in political science and economics. She has a Master's degree in political science from Northwestern University.

A native of Celo, N.C., Hill currently resides in Los Angeles where the weather is really as good as people say it is. 

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Features by Adriene Hill

What are the chemicals in cosmetics and beauty products? How safe is my nail polish?

There are hundreds of chemicals in beauty products--some of which are bad for you and bad for the environment....

More sustainable: E-readers or books?

By some estimates, nearly 1 in 10 homes will have e-readers by the end of the year. But as the e-reader market heats up, what's better for the environment: good old regular books or electronic readers? Adriene Hill reports.

Which is better for the environment, an e-reader or paper books?

Easy Answer: It depends on how much you read and where you get your paper books....
Posted In: Books, Environment, Kindle, sustainability

A Xerox beyond copy machines?

It's hard to think of Xerox beyond making copies, but the Xerox is trying to get recognized for its services beyond copying, like document management. Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports.

Is canning safe? How do I do it? We've got a step-by-step slideshow!

Maybe it's the bounty at our local farmers' markets, maybe it's the desire for a comfort-hobby. Whatever the reason, we and our friends over at NPR...
Posted In: canning, garden, gardening, jam, jarring, jars, putting food up, tomato sauce

Does wine packaging matter when it comes to the environment?

Easy Answer: Yes. Wine-in-the-box may be your best choice....
Posted In: carbon dioxide, champagne, cork, Environment, wine

Economic & environmental cost of pets

Just how environmentally friendly are your cute and cuddly pets? And how much will they cost you? Sustainability reporter Adriene Hill talks with Bill Radke about the your pet's carbon paw print. Plus, view a slideshow of environmentally-friendly pets.
Posted In: Environment

What do you think: Is it OK for kids to capture fireflies and bugs to learn about nature?

When I was a kid I'd spend summer nights collecting fireflies. I wasn't interested in killing them--just capturing them and watching them flash in...
Posted In: Bugs, catching, conservation, fireflies, insects, nature, summer

Video stores: Relics from another age?

There are reports that Blockbuster could soon file for bankruptcy. In these days of videos in the mail, at the grocery store and on demand, how does a video store even still exist? Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

Should cars get grades on fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions? Would a grade make you think differently about buying a new car?

Easy Answer: The EPA has proposed new labels for cars that include a letter grade for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions. The grading scale...
Posted In: Auto, automotive, CAFE standards, car, fuel efficiency, ghgs, greenhouse gases, labels, new labels

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