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Viewer's Choice Award: Kim Aman from Moss Haven Elementary School

Viewer's Choice Award: Kim Aman from Moss Haven Elementary SchoolKim Aman from Moss Haven Elementary School has been a key supporter and true champion for the best project in the school's history - The Moss Haven Farm.
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  • 1 year ago
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9th-12th Grade Category Winner: Sonia Duque-Miyashita from Newcomer Center

9th-12th Grade Category Winner: Sonia Duque-Miyashita from Newcomer CenterSonia Duque-Miyashita from Newcomer Center has been increasing her students' awareness about the benefits of growing their own gardens as well as the rewards associated with voluntarism.
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  • 1 year ago
Dallas County

Dallas Council member proposes plastic bag ban

Dallas Council member proposes plastic bag banDwaine Caraway wants the city to follow Austin's lead and ban the single-use bags. He's asked the city attorney to draft an ordinance immediately.
  • Dallas County
  • 1 year, 8 months ago
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Dallas considers ban on plastic bags

Dallas considers ban on plastic bagsThe days of the single-use plastic bag could be numbered in Dallas. On Monday, the City Council started talking about a bag ban.
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  • 1 year, 5 months ago
Blog

New playing surface addresses old problems at Dallas school

New playing surface addresses old problems at Dallas schoolEpsicopal School of Dallas is getting a new field put in this summer, and the companies doing the work are keeping the environment and concussions in mind.
  • Blog
  • 2 years, 5 months ago
News

Groups claims Exide released 300,000 pounds of lead dust

Groups claims Exide released 300,000 pounds of lead dustFrisco Unleaded, a citizens group trying to persuade the city to close down a battery recycling plant, claims Exide has released 300,000 pounds of lead dust since it opened 48 years ago.
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  • 2 years, 7 months ago
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Water tests raise questions about Venus injection well

Water tests raise questions about Venus injection wellLand owners are worried about chemicals mixing with rainwater, and possibly spilling into a creek that empties into Joe Pool Lake.
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  • 2 years, 7 months ago
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Duncanville business cutting down trees; neighbors are unhappy

Duncanville business cutting down trees; neighbors are unhappyResidents who've lived near South Alexander Avenue for 20 years are upset 75-year-old trees are being cut down.
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  • 11 months, 3 weeks ago
Daybreak

Money Manager: Is this a good time to buy a new car?

Money Manager: Is this a good time to buy a new car?Experts say gasoline prices could hit $4.25 by late April. Is this a good time to purchase a new, more fuel-efficient car? Is this investment really worth it? Financial expert Eric Amado has some tips.
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  • 2 years, 8 months ago
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Looking for a 'green' job? Good luck

Looking for a 'green' job? Good luckThe Bureau of Labor Statistics says there are only 3.1 million green jobs in the U.S; that's about 2.4 percent of the nation's employment.
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  • 2 years, 8 months ago
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More rice, less fertilizer

More rice, less fertilizerGenetically engineered rice needs less fertilizer, saving the farmers money and reducing greenhouse gases.
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  • 2 years, 8 months ago
Weather

With lakes rising, water district still has supply problems

With lakes rising, water district still has supply problemsEven though 20 inches of rain have causes area lakes to rise, the North Texas Municipal water district is still coping with the loss of more than a quarter of its water supply.
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  • 2 years, 8 months ago
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California house takes recycling to new level

California house takes recycling to new levelTwo Berkeley-based architects built their mostly solar-powered home out of recycled materials.
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  • 2 years, 8 months ago
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A greener Summer Olympics in London

A greener Summer Olympics in LondonIn 2010, Vancouver set a high standard for sustainability in the Winter Olympic Games. Now, London Olympic organizers have a plan to host the first truly sustainable games later this summer.
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  • 2 years, 8 months ago
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Electric cars growing in popularity

Electric cars growing in popularityFor shorter trips, or for folks who can charge up at work, electric cars are a great option and federal tax incentives can knock up to $7,500 off the purchase price.
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  • 2 years, 8 months ago
Local

Hidden pipe discovered at Dallas slaughterhouse

Hidden pipe discovered at Dallas slaughterhouseThe Columbia Packing plant in East Oak Cliff, which is under investigation for discharging pigs' blood into a creek that flowed into the Trinity River, had a second, hidden pipe on its property.
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  • 2 years, 8 months ago
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Austin bans plastic bags

Austin bans plastic bagsThe Austin City Council has approved a ban on disposable plastic and paper bags at checkout counters for retailers.
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  • 2 years, 8 months ago
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Wyoming town fears fracking poisoned their water

Wyoming town fears fracking poisoned their waterEPA scientists believe they've documented the first case of fracking fluids contaminating ground water.
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  • 2 years, 9 months ago
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How kitchen grease could fuel your next flight

How kitchen grease could fuel your next flight"Yellow Grease" long a waste product from restaurant kitchens has a growing market as an alternative fuel. Some of it, after special processing, is ending up as jet fuel.
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  • 2 years, 9 months ago
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Runoff from injection well site worries land owners

Runoff from injection well site worries land owners"We know that creek goes into Joe Pool Lake, which is one of the main water sources for North Texas," Jennifer Dunlap said. "I know I would not want to have that lake contaminated."
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  • 2 years, 10 months ago
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Parkland Hospital's laundry recycles water for 'green' savings

Parkland Hospital's laundry recycles water for 'green' savingsParkland Memorial Hospital washes 10 million pounds of laundry every year. But this year, the facility will save nearly 15 million gallons of that increasingly precious resource.
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  • 2 years, 10 months ago
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EPA: Power plants main global warming culprits

EPA: Power plants main global warming culpritsPower plants released 72 percent of the greenhouse gases reported to the Environmental Protection Agency for 2010, according to information released Wednesday that was the first catalog of global warming pollution by facility.
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  • 2 years, 10 months ago
Local

Dallas water restrictions begin Monday

Dallas water restrictions begin MondayThe city has been able to avoid usage limits until now thanks to good planning, but the ongoing drought has finally caught up.
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  • 2 years, 11 months ago
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Plastic bag bans gain traction in US

Plastic bag bans gain traction in USFour cities in Oregon are considering a ban on plastic bags. At least 10 other cities and counties have banned plastic bags since 2008.
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  • 2 years, 11 months ago
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Airlines experiment with biofuel

Airlines experiment with biofuelUnited Airlines flew from Houston to Chicago with jet fuel made from algae, and Alaska Airlines says it will make 75 biofuel-powered flights this month.
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  • 3 years ago
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National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

National Lead Poisoning Prevention WeekLearn more about the dangers of lead exposure from events during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
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  • 3 years, 1 month ago
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Recycling plant is target of Frisco protest group

Recycling plant is target of Frisco protest groupConcerned residents in Frisco are now fighting to get the Exide battery recycling plant shut down. They have formed a grass roots group called "Frisco Unleaded: Exide Out."
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  • 3 years, 1 month ago
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Frito Lay aims to reduce waste

Frito Lay aims to reduce wastePlano-based Frito Lay is best known for its potato chips and Doritos. Now it hopes to become a leader in the world of sustainable energy.
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  • 3 years, 1 month ago
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Drought could kill hundreds of trees in Fort Worth

Drought could kill hundreds of trees in Fort WorthThousands of North Texas trees are at risk of dying because of the drought. Fort Worth's city forester says up to 500 trees in city parks are in danger, and homeowners are watering to the legal limits to save the trees they can.
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  • 12 months ago
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Used cooking oil heats homes, powers cars

Used cooking oil heats homes, powers carsBlue Ridge Biofuels says it's better for the environment, better for vehicles, and increases fuel security because it's a locally-made fuel that's not being shipped in.
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  • 3 years, 2 months ago