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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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Denton Residents Get Ready For Fracking Legal Battles

The City of Denton said there are already two lawsuits pending against the fracking ban and more are likely to follow.

11/05/2014

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Denton Voters Approve Proposal To Ban Fracking

Voters in Denton have approved a proposal to ban fracking for oil and gas, making it the first city in Texas to do so.

11/04/2014

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Nearly Half Of Plano ISD’s Bus Fleet Older Than 2007

There’s nothing new about dozens of school buses in one district. In fact, the I-Team discovered some of the fleet is old enough to have hauled some parents when they were in school!

CBS 11–08/25/2014

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Residents Fight Planned Mansfield Medical Waste Site

The debate is on over a proposed plan that would bring a 15,000 square foot medical waste processing facility to Mansfield.

08/20/2014

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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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Dehydrated Baby Egrets Dying In DeSoto

Drought and destruction of habitat are forcing adult egrets to fly farther in search of food, leaving their little ones at the mercy of their thirst.

07/21/2014

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