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How Often Residents Water Depends On Where They Live

Love them or hate them, water restrictions are a fact of life in North Texas.

04/11/2014

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Keep Texas Beautiful

Keep Texas Beautiful is a statewide nonprofit dedicated to beautifying and improving community environments through programming and education.

04/10/2014

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California Bill That Would End Orca Shows Stalls

A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out their captivity was put on hold Tuesday, dousing an escalating fight between animal activists and supporters of the major tourist attraction.

04/08/2014

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Plano Uses Mosquitofish To Minimize West Nile Virus

Plano released thousands of “mosquitofish” at the Plano Parkway Service Center and Pecan Hollow Golf Course Tuesday in an effort to reduce mosquitos.

04/01/2014

GALVESTON, TX - MARCH 25: Workers with Garner Environmental Services clean up oil at East Beach on the Houston Ship Channel on March 25, 2014 in Galveston, Texas. Over 160,000 gallons of oil spilled from a barge On March 22, 2014 in Galveston Bay, closing the 50-mile Houston Ship Channel. (credit: Thomas Shea/Getty Images)

Experts: Gulf Oil Spill Won’t Affect Gas Prices

Things were as close to normal Wednesday since a barge spilled up to 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel.

03/26/2014

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Wildlife Responders Clean Birds In Harm’s Way After Spill

Tuesday afternoon, the Coast Guard says it’s reopened the Houston Ship Channel to limited traffic, after an oil spill three days ago.

03/25/2014

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Thousands Volunteer For Annual Fort Worth Cleanup

Pitching in for picking up. Approximately 5,000 volunteers participated in Fort Worth’s 29th Annual Cowtown Great American Cleanup on Saturday.

03/22/2014

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20:  The gold version of the iPhone 5S is displayed at an Apple store on September 20, 2013 in New York City. Apple launched two new models of iPhone: the iPhone 5S, which is preceded by the iPhone 5, and a cheaper, paired down version, the iPhone 5C. The Gold version of the phone has reportedly become one of the hardest to find and orders are backed-up into October. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Groups Protest Chemicals Used In iPhone

Apple’s labor practices are under attack by two activist groups who contend the company makes its iPhones with a hazardous mix of chemicals that threaten the health of factory workers assembling the devices in China.

03/13/2014

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Plan Could Ban Fracking In One North Texas City

A citizens group in Denton announced plans Tuesday to try to ban hydraulic fracturing for natural gas.

02/18/2014

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Denton Fracking Fight; City Extends Drilling Company Agreement

Many Denton residents are fighting back against gas wells, which they say have crept closer than anyone ever expected to their homes.

02/04/2014

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San Antonio Lawyer Seeks Hold On BP Spill Suit

A San Antonio lawyer being sued by oil giant BP over allegations that he falsely claimed to represent thousands of deckhands who lost money in the 2010 Gulf oil spill has asked a federal court to delay the lawsuit while a criminal investigation plays out.

01/17/2014

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No Consensus Reached On Dallas Plastic Bag Ban

It may be that one day soon Dallas shoppers might not hear the question, “Paper or plastic?” when checking out at the supermarket or neighborhood convenience store. Wednesday the city council wrestled with a proposed ban meant to protect the environment.

CBS 11–01/15/2014

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