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Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Duke Lab Study Cuts Fracking Waste’s Radioactivity

Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the dangerous radioactive levels found in some wastewater from hydraulic fracturing: mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations.

01/10/2014

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Crews Haul Contaminated Water Out Of Westlake Neighborhood

Crews worked all weekend to clean up more than 200,000 gallons of sewage that spilled into a creek and pond near Highway 114.

10/07/2013

San Francisco To Convert Dog Waste Into Alternative Energy

Dog Poop DNA Proponents Converge On Dallas City Hall

Officials with a company looking to expand a dog poop DNA business made another stop at Dallas City Hall Wednesday and they brought a Hollywood endorsement with them.

CBSDFW.COM–12/05/2012

Cafeteria workers prepare lunches for school children. (credit: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Would Search Through DISD Cafeteria Trash

Thursday school trustees will consider allowing three Dallas Independent School District (DISD) elementary schools to take part in a study on the contents of their cafeteria trash.

CBSDFW.COM–09/26/2012

EPA

EPA Adds 2 Texas Waste Sites To Superfund List

The Environmental Protection Agency is adding 12 hazardous waste sites to the list of most-contaminated places in the United States including two in the sate of Texas.

09/14/2012

Bails of cardboard and aluminum cans are seen next to each other at a waste recycling facility. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Recycling Effort Increased By Letting Trash Comingle

If you’re one of those people who don’t think recycling is sexy the industry has a buzzword just for you – ‘commingling’. More and more folks are doing it, with the goal of diminishing the garbage stream.

10/06/2011

Recycle

Hurst Unveils Recycling Incentive Initiative For Residents

As a mother of two, Amy Bilbo and her family can accumulate a lot of trash in a week’s time, but most of what they throw out doesn’t end up in a landfill. Thanks to a new recycling initiative in the city of Hurst, the family is recycling much more.

09/12/2011