<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Green News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/green http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usMon, 05 Dec 2016 19:41:11 -0600Mon, 05 Dec 2016 19:41:11 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[North Texas City Named Most Polluted in Texas]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:16:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sun_Heat_Generic_Hot_car.jpg
A state report found Denton is among the most polluted cities in Texas.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Grand Prairie Park Up for Vote, Development]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:39:38 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Grand-Prairie-Park-Development.jpg
People in Grand Prairie have the chance to decide whether the city can sell park land for business development.
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Running Across US Stops in Dallas]]> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:47:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/8D6A0321.jpg
North Texas is the latest stop for a man raising awareness for charity by running more than 3,000 miles across the continental United States in 100 days.

Photo Credit: HOPE Association]]>
<![CDATA[Fort Worth Celebrates The Blue Zone]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:22:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Fort-Worth_blue_Zones.jpg
Fort Worth is having a party Saturday and inviting people to step into the Blue Zone.]]>
<![CDATA[Water Week: Using Wrong Sprinkler Could Cost You]]> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 06:58:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/water+sprinkler.JPG
Using the wrong type of sprinkler nozzle could waste a lot of water. It's all down to the mist, which can evaporate in the summer heat.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Water Tips: How to Spot A Leak]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:06:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/water-meter.jpg
We're all about conserving water this week on NBC 5 Today. A simple way to detect a leak in your home involves a quick trip to your water meter.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[How to Keep Sprinklers from Wasting Water, Money]]> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 06:28:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sprinkler6.jpg
All week long, NBC 5 Today will bring you ways to save water, all while maintaining a beautiful lawn. Monday, we took a look at automatic sprinklers, which can consume a surprising amount of water.]]>
<![CDATA[Tips for Succulents]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 07:11:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-05-22-07h55m51s7.png
Texas Agrilife Program Specialist Dotty Woodson shares easy tips for watering and caring for popular succulent plants. (Published May 22, 2016)]]>
<![CDATA[Mother's Day Flowers]]> Sun, 08 May 2016 07:51:38 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dotty_Mothers_Day_Flowers.jpg
If you want to get your mom something special for Mother's Day, Hydrangeas are a great option.]]>
<![CDATA[Creative Ways to Stop Mosquitoes]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 08:02:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mosquito_fight.gif
Dotty Woodson, Texas Agrilife Program Specialist, shares some creative tips to stop mosquitoes from invading your yard. (Published May 1, 2016)]]>
<![CDATA[Dotty's Tips for Conserving Water]]> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:33:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dotty_irrigation.jpg
Texas Agrilife Specialist Dotty Woodson shares some advice on how to conserve and save water.]]>
<![CDATA[Dotty Woodson: Irrigation & Plumbing Leaks]]> Sun, 13 Mar 2016 08:30:15 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dotty_Irrigation_021216.jpg
Texas Agrilife specialist Dotty Woodson explains tips on identifying and fixing troublesome irrigation systems. (Published Mar. 13, 2016)]]>
<![CDATA[Dotty Shares Tips for Insect-Eating Plants]]> Sun, 06 Mar 2016 15:02:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dotty_Sun_Am_030616_1200x675_638087235946.jpg
Dotty Woodson, Texas Agrilife program specialist, shares some tips on insectivorous plants.]]>
<![CDATA[Dotty Shares Tips for Spring Flowers]]> Sun, 28 Feb 2016 09:21:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dotty_Summer_Flowers.jpg
The weather has been so warm lately that garden centers have been filled with people wanting summer plants.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[When to Plant Fruit, Nut Trees]]> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 20:26:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dotty_Berry_Fruit_Nut_Trees.jpg
Dotty Woodson from the Texas Agrilife Program joined NBC 5's Ben Russell in the studio Sunday morning to explain the best time to plant fruit and nut trees in January. (Published Jan. 17, 2016)

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Wind to Power GM Arlington Plant]]> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 16:18:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GM_Arlington_Plant_1210152.png
General Motors announced Thursday it will soon be able to manufacture more than half of the SUV's it produces at the Arlington Assembly Plant using wind power.]]>
<![CDATA[Trinity Trash Bash Set for Saturday]]> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 08:52:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trinity-river1.jpg
A record 6,000 volunteers are expected to help clean up the Trinity River in Fort Worth Saturday in for the 24th annual Trinity Trash Bash.

Photo Credit: MedStar]]>
<![CDATA[Caring for Black Diamond Crepe Myrtles]]> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 19:51:03 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/black_diamond_crepe_myrtle.jpg
Texas Agrilife specialist Dotty Woodson returns to NBC 5 Today to explain how to care for Black Diamond Crepe Myrtles.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Trees Downed for Safety at Dallas Love Field]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:11:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Planes_Trees_Dallas_Love_Field.jpg
Dallas Parks and Recreation workers cut down half a dozen Elm and Pecan trees at a popular Dallas lakefront park.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Greenhouse Gases Biggest Threat to Polar Bears: Study]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:55:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-77960094polarbears71151.jpg
Greenhouse gas emissions remain the "primary threat" to polar bears, according to a study released Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey. Polar bear populations will decline even if emissions are stabilized...

Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Lake Worth Reopens to Boat Traffic]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 04:21:38 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/7b537b2709484056b5a7dcc8f74ab5e2.jpg
Lake Worth was scheduled open early to the public on Thursday, June 11 as lake levels returned to a safe range.

Photo Credit: Greg Pate]]>
<![CDATA[Want to Save Coral Reefs? First, Save the Fish: Study]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 18:04:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP080816183919.jpg
A new study has found that more fish may be the answer to saving coral reefs, NBC News reported.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Students Plant 50 Trees in Richardson]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 18:59:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Trees_richardson.jpg
Richardson ISD students teamed up with the State Farm Youth Advisory Board and the Texas Trees Foundation to plant 50 trees in the city.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Big Thaw Has People Thinking 'Spring Flowers']]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:12:53 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flowers+garden+tulips.jpg
Thursday’s snow nearly disappeared in North Texas Friday, turning thoughts to spring flowers and how to revive winter beaten yards.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[New Wind Energy Solution at UNT]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:44:57 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/unt+wind+turbine.jpg
Researchers hope the new wind turbine being tested at UNT’s Discovery Park will prove quieter, more efficient, and more cost effective than current consumer wind options.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[FW Begins Construction on Affordable Energy-Efficient Homes]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:08:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FW+Green+Homes+032514.jpg
Construction began in southeast Fort Worth on new energy-efficient homes for first-time low and moderate income homebuyers.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Stunning Historic Photos of Air Pollution ]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:36:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/air-pollution-AP7004221649_7.jpg
Click to see some fascinating images of air pollution throughout the US from the 1920s to the 1970s.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas College Turns Football Field Into Urban Farm]]> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 06:57:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/urban_farming_10pkg_722x406_41631299947.jpg
What was once Paul Quinn College’s football field is now a farm providing fresh fruits and vegetables in Dallas. "My goal is to spread the word of organic growth," Andrea Bithell, the manager of the two-acre "We...]]>
<![CDATA[Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 11:37:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/128401773.jpg
A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona State...]]>
<![CDATA[Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 11:58:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000003170932_722x406_37270083593.jpg
Door-to-door salesmen, telephone calls and direct mail, all trying to sell you electricity or natural gas. The pitches promise to save you money. They are called alternative energy suppliers.]]>