<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Green News]]>Copyright 2017https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/green http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth https://www.nbcdfw.comen-usFri, 17 Nov 2017 22:51:45 -0600Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:51:45 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Dallas' Recycling Facility Named 'Best in North America']]> Fri, 27 Oct 2017 06:17:24 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dallas-recycling-center.jpg
The brand new, state-of-the-art recycling facility for the City of Dallas was just named as the Best in North America.

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<![CDATA[Bike Sharing Comes to UT Arlington]]> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 04:31:01 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/zagster-8-uta-bike-share.jpg
Starting Thursday, there's a new way to get around the University of Texas at Arlington.

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<![CDATA[Voters to Decide on $70 Million Park Upgrades]]> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 05:50:58 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/boys+ranch+park+bedford.jpg
Boys Ranch Park in Bedford could see some major changes in the next few years if voters approve $70 million in upgrades.

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<![CDATA[Polar Bears Get Snow Donations]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:13:52 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+POLAR+BEARS+GET+SNOW+THUMB.jpg
High temperatures at a Finland Wildlife Center were making life uncomfortable for a family of polar bears. However, the child of an employee at a local ski resort had an idea on how to cool them off: the resort...]]>
<![CDATA[Last Orca Born in Captivity Dies]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:18:23 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+SEAWORLD+DEATH+THUMB.jpg
The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park. Veterinarians were treating the calf for an infection, possibly...]]>
<![CDATA[Free Shade Trees for North Texas Oncor Customers]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:24:58 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/oak-tree.jpg
Oncor is once again teaming up with the Arbor Day Foundation to give away free shade trees for North Texas Oncor electric customers.

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<![CDATA[Macron Targets 'Make Our Planet Great Again' Site at US]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:18:13 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-683370816-Macron.jpg
In the wake of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron fired back on Thursday with the launch of a new website titled "Make Our Planet Great Again."On...

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<![CDATA[World's First 'Energy Positive' Store to Open Friday]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 08:52:56 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/treehouse-store.jpg
TreeHouse, a first-of-its-kind home improvement store, will have its grand opening in Dallas on Friday.

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<![CDATA[Revitalization of Fort Worth's Stop Six]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:16:45 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/stop-six-playscape.jpg
Fort Worth city leaders and non-profit groups are ramping up efforts to revitalize the Stop Six neighborhood.

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<![CDATA[Oncor Proposes Rate Increase for Solar, Wind Customers]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:20:30 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/solar-panels-GettyImages-98768488.jpg
Oncor says households with solar and wind power are not paying their fair share and may be costing customers money.

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<![CDATA[Students Saving the Earth One Trashion Show at a Time]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:15:19 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trashion-show-denton.jpg
Students in Denton collected used items and transformed them into fashionable garments that will be on display this weekend.

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<![CDATA[Green Initiatives of Top Companies ]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:00:25 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+Earth+Week+Companies+THUMB.jpg
In honor of Earth Week, NBC looked at 5 of the most valuable companies to see what kind of green initiatives they are engaged in.]]>
<![CDATA[From Your Recycle Bin to China: 360 Recycling Plant Tour]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 19:26:04 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/360+Recycling+THUMB.jpg
What really happens to your recycling? Take a 360 video tour of the Burbank Recycle Center to see what happens to your recyclable waste and learn how you can be a more eco-friendly consumer.
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<![CDATA[Google Shakes Up 'Earth' for Earth Day '17]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:35:58 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4862340081.jpg
Google Earth is changing things up for Earth Day 2017.

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<![CDATA[Dallas Student Hopes to Save Bachman Lake]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:23:13 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bachman-lake.jpg
A Dallas high school student is working to make Bachman Lake clean and safe for those who use it.

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<![CDATA[Freshman Brings Recycling to Collin County High School]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 08:01:58 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-02-01-06h23m41s200.jpg
After finding out that Celina High School did not recycle, a freshman girl made it her mission to get the school to go green.

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<![CDATA[Badlands National Park's Climate Change Tweets Deleted]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 20:04:07 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Badlands+park.jpg
The Twitter account for the Badlands National Park in South Dakota published a series of tweets Tuesday on climate change. A few hours later, the tweets were deleted.

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<![CDATA[Recyclables Dumped in Landfill After Plano Fire]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 09:44:16 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Plano+Fire+122816.jpg
The impact of a fire at Republic Services recycling center stretches from Plano to Richardson and The Colony.

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<![CDATA[North Texas City Named Most Polluted in Texas]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:47:19 -0600 https://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.

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<![CDATA[Grand Prairie Park Up for Vote, Development]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 07:39:38 -0600 https://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.
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<![CDATA[Man Running Across US Stops in Dallas]]> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 16:47:21 -0600 https://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.

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<![CDATA[Fort Worth Celebrates The Blue Zone]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:22:19 -0600 https://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 https://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.

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<![CDATA[Water Tips: How to Spot A Leak]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 08:06:43 -0600 https://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.

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<![CDATA[How to Keep Sprinklers from Wasting Water, Money]]> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 06:28:12 -0600 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 https://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 20:26:02 -0600 https://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 16:18:25 -0600 https://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 https://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 19:51:03 -0600 https://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 11:11:35 -0600 https://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[Greenhouse Gases Biggest Threat to Polar Bears: Study]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:55:39 -0600 https://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...

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<![CDATA[Lake Worth Reopens to Boat Traffic]]> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 04:21:38 -0600 https://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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