<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Green News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/green http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usFri, 06 May 2016 17:33:41 -0500Fri, 06 May 2016 17:33:41 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Creative Ways to Stop Mosquitoes]]> Sun, 01 May 2016 09:02:24 -0500 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 10:33:56 -0500 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 09:30:15 -0500 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 16:02:24 -0500 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 10:21:25 -0500 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.

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<![CDATA[When to Plant Fruit, Nut Trees]]> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 21:26:02 -0500 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)

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<![CDATA[Wind to Power GM Arlington Plant]]> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:18:25 -0500 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 09:52:35 -0500 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.

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<![CDATA[Caring for Black Diamond Crepe Myrtles]]> Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:51:03 -0500 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.

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<![CDATA[Trees Downed for Safety at Dallas Love Field]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 12:11:35 -0500 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.

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<![CDATA[Lake Worth Reopens to Boat Traffic]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:21:38 -0500 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.

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<![CDATA[Students Plant 50 Trees in Richardson]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 19:59:14 -0500 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.

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<![CDATA[Big Thaw Has People Thinking 'Spring Flowers']]> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:12:53 -0500 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.

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<![CDATA[New Wind Energy Solution at UNT]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:44:57 -0500 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.

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<![CDATA[FW Begins Construction on Affordable Energy-Efficient Homes]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:08:26 -0500 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.

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<![CDATA[Stunning Historic Photos of Air Pollution ]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:36:12 -0500 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.

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<![CDATA[Dallas College Turns Football Field Into Urban Farm]]> Sun, 11 Aug 2013 07:57:37 -0500 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 12:37:08 -0500 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 12:58:12 -0500 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.]]>
<![CDATA[Burleson to Accept Blue Bags in Recycling Effort]]> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 16:11:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/generic+recycling.jpg
On Monday, the Burleson City Council approved an amendment to allow residents to use translucent blue plastic bags to dispose of their recycling.

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<![CDATA[Arlington to Roll Out New Recycling Carts]]> Tue, 14 May 2013 18:05:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Arlington-Recycle-Cart.jpg
Beginning Monday, Arlington will roll out 65-gallon recycling carts, replacing the 22-gallon bins residents currently use.

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