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Fracking Ban Vote Looms Over Denton Election

Tensions are mounting as big oil and gas companies and anti-fracking activists try to sway voters ahead of a Tuesday referendum that would make Denton the first Texas city to ban the drilling practice.

10/31/2014

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Emotions Running High Over Denton Fracking Ban Vote

Bobby Jones and his family have owned 82 acres in Denton for decades. Now, he worries if voters approve a ban on fracking in the city, the mineral rights they lease will dry up.

CBS 11–10/29/2014

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Storm Debris Discovery Reveals 100+ Years Of North Texas History

A storm that roared through Arlington earlier this month had winds high enough to turn over vehicles, rip off roofs, and tear trees out of the ground. Now one of those trees is at the center of a research project.

CBSDFW.COM–10/21/2014

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Houston Drilling Company Baker Hughes To Disclose Fracking Chemicals

Environmental groups and local communities have for years been pushing for full disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, a drilling technique also known as fracking.

10/01/2014

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Fund Set Up For Elderly Texas Couple Attacked By Bees

An elderly North Texas couple continues to recover after being attacked by a swarm of aggressive bees. Stanley and Nancy Whitehead were attacked after working to help the Possum Kingdom Chamber prepare for an annual barbeque.

CBSDFW.COM–09/26/2014

WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 07: EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson speaks during a news conference on greenhouse gases at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters on December 7, 2009 in Washington, DC. Administrator Jackson announced that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions pose a danger to the public's health and welfare. In 2007 a Supreme Court decision the high court ordered the EPA to determine whether greenhouse gases qualify as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Internal Audit Says EPA Mismanaged Fort Worth Project

An internal audit by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reveals the agency mismanaged an experiment using new ways to demolish asbestos-ridden buildings.

09/25/2014

A severe drought has caused a number of dry-land (non-irrigated) crops in Texas to fail. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

El Nino Forecast To Help Texas Out Of Drought

El Nino will raise chances for abundant rain through February, raising lake levels statewide and improving soil moisture.

09/23/2014

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Mineral Wells Council Votes To Prohibit All Outdoor Watering

The sprinklers are now silenced. A desperately dry North Texas city is taking drastic steps to curb water use. Their latest action is the most drastic we’ve seen in the DFW area.

CBSDFW.COM–09/16/2014

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New Study Looks At Fracking & Groundwater Contamination

A new study suggests hydraulic fracturing, or fracking may not directly cause groundwater contamination at some oil and gas well sites.

CBS 11–09/15/2014

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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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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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