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Study: Leaky Wells, Not Fracking, Taint Water

The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells.

09/15/2014

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Residents Worst Fears About ‘Swampy’ Pond Have Come True

The West Nile Virus is in north Fort Worth. Residents say one of the positive mosquito tests is a result of the city not following its own advice.

CBSDFW.COM–09/05/2014

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Recycling Sand Will Save NTTA Thousands This Winter

Cobblestone ice and ice-mageddon may be months away, but the North Texas Tollway Authority is preparing now.

09/03/2014

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ERCOT: Ample Electric Capacity For Fall, Winter

The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says it expects to have ample electricity available to keep up with periods of peak demand in the fall and winter.

09/02/2014

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Some Collin County Cities Scaling Back Water Restrictions

Some North Texas cities are already rolling back water restrictions — just hours after getting the okay. Richardson and McKinney are the first to officially allow residents to run their sprinklers once a week.

CBSDFW.COM–08/28/2014

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Residents Cry Foul About Plano’s ‘Flushing’ Process

The City of Plano insists it’s not wasting the region’s most precious resource – water.

08/25/2014

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Texas Proposes Tougher Rules On Wells After Quakes

The Texas Railroad Commission has proposed tightening regulations for injection wells as scientists explore a potential link between high-pressure wastewater disposal and the earthquakes rattling North Texas.

08/25/2014

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Homeowners Stalled From Installing Solar Power

Thanks to technology, harnessing solar power is more affordable for homeowners today than in the past.

08/20/2014

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Federal Study: Less Shake From Artificial Earthquakes

Man-made earthquakes, a side effect of some high-tech energy drilling, cause less shaking and in general are about 16 times weaker than natural earthquakes with the same magnitude.

08/18/2014

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No WNV Spraying In Bedford, Despite Positive Mosquito Tests

More than any other area, health officials have found more mosquitoes with West Nile in Tarrant County. The City of Bedford has had the most positive mosquito tests — double the number of any other city in the county.

CBSDFW.COM–08/15/2014

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South Dallas Neighborhood Growing Food & Jobs

Finding healthy and reasonably priced food in some Dallas neighborhoods is tough to say the least, so residents in one historic African-American area are taking matters into their own hands.

CBSDFW.COM–08/14/2014

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Cities Say New Meters Help Residents Monitor Water Usage

When you get close to your data limit, chances are you stop streaming all those cat videos. But what do you do when you’re using a ton of water? How can you figure out what cutting back on usage will save you?

CBSDFW.COM–08/13/2014

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Arlington, Chevy, EcoMedia Partner To Beautify Park

The Chevrolet EcoAd grant paid for green improvements around Randol Mill Park. Those involved hosted a dedication ceremony on May 7, 2011.

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