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Austin Panel Set To Consider Water Fluoridation Proposal

Austin officials are set to consider a water fluoridation proposal from a city councilman, who wants the practice to end by December.

08/17/2015

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Jobs Report: Eco-Friendly Building Leads To Job Openings

Just in time for World Conservation Day, the housing market is perking up. Eco-friendly builders are seeing renewed interest in their products, especially for solar panels.

07/28/2015

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How To Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly

June is peak time for weddings. Invitations, flowers and food are among the things that drive up the cost. But they also can increase a celebration’s toll on the environment, and for many couples, that’s a big concern.

06/18/2015

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Land Developer Facing Big Fines For Cutting Down Keller Trees

A North Texas home developer is discovering how important trees are to one city. Now the mistake could cost them, big time!

CBSDFW.COM–06/17/2015

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Pharrell Williams Advocates For Greener Jobs, Climate Change Action

Pharrell Williams’ push for measures that prevent climate change is picking up more momentum as he asks leaders to create greener jobs and save the planet in a recent video.

06/11/2015

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EPA: No Widespread Harm To Drinking Water From Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said in a report.

06/04/2015

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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In DFW

Earth Day celebrations are planned throughout the entire state, and Big D will be celebrating in style. Here is a list of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day in DFW.

04/20/2015

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TCEQ Fines Exide Nearly $2.5 Million

The TCEQ on Wednesday fined Exide Technologies, the operators of a now closed battery recycling plant in Frisco, nearly $2.5 million for environmental violations.

04/16/2015

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Great Texas Wildflower Season Expected

Experts said that fall and winter rains in many areas across Texas will help bring impressive wildflower blooms this year. The flowers have already been spotted in some areas.

03/18/2015

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Texas Asks EPA To Scrap Ozone Plans

Gov. Greg Abbott has requested that the EPA scrap plans to tighten national emission limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.

03/17/2015

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

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Dallas Bag Fees Go Into Effect Amidst Some Confusion

The question in Dallas is no longer simply paper or plastic. Starting Thursday for every single-use bag, both plastic and paper, customers will be charged a five-cent environmental fee.

CBS 11–01/01/2015

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