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What Is Earth Day And Why Is It So Important?For many, Earth Day is simply a day that comes and goes, but the meaning behind the day means much more just planting a few trees.
Frisco's Exide Plant Set To Officially CloseIt may be quiet now at Frisco's Exide Technologies battery recycling plant, but Friday night, the silence will give way to celebration.
Massive Explosion & Chemical Fire At Garland PlantAn explosion and subsequent massive fire at a chemical plant in Garland sent workers scrambling and businesses nearby into a panic.
Frisco Families Vow To Sue Battery Recycling Plant ExideTwo Frisco mothers entered the U.S. Post Office this morning with a warning to executives of Exide Technologies. They plan to file a lawsuit.
A/C Coolant Cost Triples In The Past 6 MonthsThe price to stay cool just went through the roof. But it’s not the energy bill, it’s the coolant used in air conditioning units: The cost of freon has tripled in the past six months.
Frisco Council OK's Deal That Will Shutter Exide PlantThe Frisco City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a deal that will shut down the controversial Exide Technologies battery recycling plant.
Texans React To Resignation Of EPA's Armendariz Days after a 2010 video surfaced in which EPA official Al Armendariz described a push to "crucify" major violators in the oil and gas business, he has resigned, causing regret among environmentalists and relief in the oil and gas industry.
Frisco Residents Receive Direct Mailer Against Exide PlantA new study suggested lead contamination from a battery recycling plant in Frisco could be much more widespread than previously thought.
Anglers Flock To Contaminated Texas ReservoirSigns bearing a skull and crossbones dot the banks of a reservoir and canal near this town on the U.S.-Mexico border, but the fishermen standing in the reeds nearby ignore them, casually reeling in fish that are contaminated with toxic chemicals and banned for human consumption.
Waterless Fracking Method Targets Natural Gas Industry's GazeAs debates over hydraulic fracturing wage on, a Canadian company has developed a way to frack without using millions of gallons of water. GasFrac uses a propane gel instead of the treasured natural substance. Now the obstacle is getting the industry on board.
EPA Eyes Link Between Fracking & PollutionThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday for the first time that fracking -- a controversial method of improving the productivity of oil and gas wells -- may be to blame for causing groundwater pollution.
Frisco Residents Continue To Protest Battery Recycling Plant ExideResidents who arrived to protest battery-recycling plant Exide Technologies Monday don't just want clean air; they want the reported root of the problem to go away.
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