<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Green News]]> Copyright 2015 http://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.com en-us Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:38:12 -0500 Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:38:12 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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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<![CDATA[Energy Star Sales Tax Holiday is Memorial Day Weekend]]> Fri, 24 May 2013 10:19:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-energy-star-01.jpg
If you're in the market for a new appliance, you could save money if you buy during Memorial Day weekend.

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<![CDATA[UNT Named Among Greenest Colleges in the Nation]]> Wed, 01 May 2013 19:19:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/web_UNT_green.jpg
The Princeton Review has placed the Denton based University on their greenest colleges list due to efforts campus wide to be more eco-friendly.]]>
<![CDATA[State-of-the-Art Green Workplace Provides Lunch, Games and Slides]]> Wed, 01 May 2013 14:13:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Slide_aweber.jpg
AWeber Communications headquarters in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pa. isn't your average workplace as it features video games, a pool table and even slides. NBC10's Jesse Gary reports ahead of the ribbon...

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<![CDATA[Junkyard Trash Turns to Art]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:42:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/ben+in+trash.JPG
With his castoff treasures rattling in the cart, Ben Cowden wheeled back toward his art studio in San Francisco's Recology Recycling Plant to continue work. Joe Rosato Jr. reports on a man who turns...

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<![CDATA[Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials]]> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:17:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/meadow.jpg
A cemetery in Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, has become environmentally friendly for burials.

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<![CDATA[Baxter Brewing Company Goes Green]]> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:49:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/baxter-brewing.jpg
Luke Livingston, president and founder of Baxter Brewing Company, talks about ways in which he is expanding his business sustainably, with the help of John Rooks, president of The SOAP Group.]]>
<![CDATA[Plastic Bag Ban Push Starts In Dallas]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 06:29:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/042113+oak+cliff+plastic+bags.jpg
A North Texas woman is starting a petition to ban plastic bags in Dallas. Meanwhile others want to ban the bans.

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<![CDATA[Cowtown Clean-Up Ready to Set Record]]> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 18:29:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FWTrash040513.jpg
Earth Day is two weeks away, but thousands have volunteered to clean up Fort Worth this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Kiosks Offering Cash for Old Phones]]> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:34:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ecoATMs-01-032513.jpg
The unassuming ATM-like kiosk at some North Texas malls may offer consumers instant cash for their old mobile phones.

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<![CDATA[Program Hopes to Clean Up River Trash]]> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:49:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Trinity-River-trash-022213.jpg
This week's rain revealed trash along the Trinity River once again, but a new litter program hopes to clean up that problem for good.

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<![CDATA[McKinney Brewery Powers Itself]]> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:32:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FranconiaBeer021513.jpg
A McKinney brewing company is using new, environmentally friendly technology to draft its signature beverage.

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