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Federal Buildings Opening As Shutdown Ends

Offices closed by the partial government shutdown will begin re-opening on Thursday morning across the nation, including here in North Texas. But it will likely take a while for government employees to catch up on the backlog of work.

10/17/2013

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Dallas County Confirms 6th Human Case Of West Nile Virus

Dallas County Health and Human Services says a Dallas resident was diagnosed with West Nile fever, the county’s sixth human case of the virus this year.

09/19/2013

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EPA Responds To Questions About West Fertilizer Co.

For the first time since the West fertilizer plant exploded last April killing 15 people, the EPA is responding to questions posed by Congress.

06/20/2013

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Exide Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Battery-maker Exide Technologies, who has pledged to clean up a former battery recycling plant in Frisco, is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

06/10/2013

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Houston Man Invents Powerful Bee Repellent

It’s ‘swarm season’ in Texas. But a Houston inventor has developed an EPA approved formula that stops bees in their tracks.

05/31/2013

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Reddy Ice To Pay Fine For Denver Facility

Environmental regulators say Dallas-based Reddy Ice has agreed to pay $61,500 to settle allegations of deficiencies at the ice maker’s facility in north Denver.

05/31/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

An airconditioning unit damaged by thieves at the Faith Presbyterian Church in Aledo. (credit: Parker Co. Sheriff's Office)

Experts Recommend Checking History On Air Duct Companies

The EPA warns, despite the claims of many air duct cleaning businesses, most people don’t need the expensive services they provide.

01/31/2013

Earth moving equipment and natural gas containers are viewed at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

EPA Changed Course On Texas Fracking Danger After Oil Company Protest

When a North Texas man reported that his family’s drinking water had begun “bubbling” like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: An oil company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas.

01/16/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

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North Texas Landfill Capturing Greenhouse Gas

Americans throw away more trash per capita than any other country on the planet. That is a lot of trash. And where garbage piles up, there is a lot of gas. It is a matter of chemistry.

12/06/2012

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Ex-EPA Official Says Texas Court Wins Won’t Last

A former Environmental Protection Agency administrator who resigned after using the word “crucify” to describe his approach to violators says recent court decisions striking down federal pollution rules are delaying the inevitable.

09/23/2012

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