<![CDATA[NBC New York - Green News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/green http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:39:56 -0400 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:39:56 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Stunning Historic Photos of Air Pollution ]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:36:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/air-pollution-AP7004221649_7.jpg Click to see some fascinating images of air pollution throughout the US from the 1920s to the 1970s.

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<![CDATA[Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:37:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/128401773.jpg A car wash in Arizona installed a water filtration tank allowing high levels of oxygen to sanitize the water they use to clean customers' cars — all without soap. An environmental engineer at Arizona State University is skeptical about the car wash's filtration system.]]> <![CDATA[Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:58:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000003170932_722x406_37270083593.jpg Door-to-door salesmen, telephone calls and direct mail, all trying to sell you electricity or natural gas. The pitches promise to save you money. They are called alternative energy suppliers. There have been more than 1,000 consumer complaints about them to Maryland and D.C. authorities so far this year, and we've been receiving emails asking whether these companies are real and are the deals worth it. CLICK HERE for a list of legitimate suppliers.]]> <![CDATA[State-of-the-Art Green Workplace Provides Lunch, Games and Slides]]> Wed, 01 May 2013 15:13:33 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Slide_aweber.jpg AWeber Communications headquarters in Chalfont, Bucks County, Pa. isn't your average workplace as it features video games, a pool table and even slides. NBC10's Jesse Gary reports ahead of the ribbon cutting.
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<![CDATA[Junkyard Trash Turns to Art]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:42:18 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/160*120/ben+in+trash.JPG With his castoff treasures rattling in the cart, Ben Cowden wheeled back toward his art studio in San Francisco's Recology Recycling Plant to continue work. Joe Rosato Jr. reports on a man who turns others trash into treasure. Read the full story here.

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<![CDATA[Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials]]> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:17:32 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/meadow.jpg A cemetery in Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, has become environmentally friendly for burials.

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<![CDATA[Baxter Brewing Company Goes Green]]> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:49:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/baxter-brewing.jpg Luke Livingston, president and founder of Baxter Brewing Company, talks about ways in which he is expanding his business sustainably, with the help of John Rooks, president of The SOAP Group.]]> <![CDATA[D.C. Has The Worst Traffic]]> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 11:49:47 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/traffic-4.jpg Washington, D.C. has the worst traffic congestion in the nation, according to a new report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute.]]> <![CDATA[Solar Panels Create a Buzz at NJ School]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:42:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/solar+panel+school.jpg

A large solar panel installation on the grounds of a New Jersey school will share space with as many as one million bees in a sustainability initiative that mixes the latest technology with old-fashioned agriculture.

"We considered grazing goats and sheep but our partner, KDC Solar balked a little at that considering they didn't want sheep munching on wires," said Sam Kosoff, Director of Sustainability at The Lawrenceville School in Lawrence Township.

Instead, the school got about 30 acres of land and 29,394 solar panels with wildflowers planted beneath and around the installation as well as 16 hives for bees that will produce honey and pollinate nearby farmland.

'"Going green" will save the school another kind of green: money.

KDC Solar project manager Jason Mansilla says his company will guarantee a rate of less than eight cents per kilowatt hour for the next 20 years, nearly  half of what the school now pays to PSE&G.

That comes out to a savings of about $400,000 a year.

For students at the 200-year-old prep boarding school that counts conservationist Aldo Leopold, author of "A Sand County Almanac," among its alumni, it's about something bigger than monetary savings.

"I care about the earth and I don't want to see it destroyed by carbon pollution," said Kearney McDonnell, an 18-year-old senior from Pennsylvania.

Charlie Gallagher, an 18-year-old student from West Palm Beach, Fla., noted that 90 percent of the school's electricity will come from the panels.

"We're really setting an example for other schools to follow our lead and hopefully the world will catch on at some point," Gallagher said.

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<![CDATA[How to Be Earth Friendly Without Nagging]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:20:39 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/143072279.jpg Just because you like to recycle doesn't mean others do. How can you talk to people about their green habits without sounding like a nag? Watch how to be environmentally friendly without offending your friends! For more exclusive videos go to iVillage.com

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<![CDATA[Earth Week: Complete Coverage]]> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:40:29 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/greenuniversal.jpg ]]> <![CDATA[Teaching Kids to Recycle]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:30:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/recyclekidsgreen_722x406_2221795961.jpg You may think that teaching your kids how to recycle is difficult, but it may be easier than you think. Turning disposable trash into reusable items is a great way to help the environment. iVoices Beth Engelman, Sharon Rowley, Amanda Rodriguez and Brandi Jeter sit down with Kelly Wallace to discuss ways to encourage kids to recycle. Find out what tips and tricks work to help kids reuse and reduce waste. For more exclusive videos like these go to iVillage.com]]> <![CDATA[See Green by Going Green]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:44:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/BAQUEROCONSUMERGOGREEN_3875775_722x406_2167816729.jpg It is easy to help the environment, and your budget, especially when it comes to preparing your home for the winter. We have tips from the folks at Good Housekeeping.]]> <![CDATA[Bottoms Up: Energy Exec Drinks Fracking Fluid]]> Tue, 23 Aug 2011 07:07:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP061130045067.jpg

A Halliburton executive took a sip of fracking fluid, in an effort to show the controversial process of injecting chemicals deep into bedrock to push out natural gas is safe.

Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar had a fellow executive take a sip of CleanStim, a concoction he says can be safely used for hydraulic fracturing while at a conference held by the Colorado Oil and Gas Association. Critics have said fluids used in the process contain chemicals that leach into the water table and contaminate drinking water, rivers, lakes and streams.

Environmentalists applauded the effort - to a point.

"I thought if this stuff was so benign, why wouldn't the CEO drink it himself?" Environmental Defense Fund's Mark Brownstein, who attended, told The Associated Press. "[But] quite honestly, a homeowner in Pennsylvania doesn't have the option of having an underling drink his water. He has to do it himself."

The process gained notoriety in the documentary "Gasland," and critics say the industry is secretive about what chemicals are used and what effect it has on the environment.

Most natural gas wells in the U.S. are fracked, and the oil and gas industry has spent big on an ad campaign touting the abundance of the fuel and the relative safety of extracting it. The fluid used has several types of chemicals, and the industry claims engineers have found more benign substitutes, said Colorado State University environmental engineering professor Ken Carlson, who also attended the conference.

"The thing I took away is the industry is stepping up to plate and taking these concerns seriously," Carlson said. "Halliburton is showing they can get the same economic benefits or close to that by putting a little effort into reformulating the fluids."



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<![CDATA[New Steam Engine May Revolutionize Transportation]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 13:19:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/steam_engine_042211_722x406_1893790479.jpg A company is testing a steam engine they say is compact, powerful and more efficient than a internal combustion engine.]]> <![CDATA[Survey: Recession Changed US Energy Habits]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2011 13:18:07 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/light_off_042111_722x406_1893790595.jpg As Americans tried to find ways to save money, energy use decreased, according to a new survey.]]> <![CDATA[Recycling the Unrecyclable]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2011 08:16:31 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/no+recycle.jpg If you're not convinced nuclear power can be clean and green, what about recycling? Check out Terracycle, a New Jersey company that's all about recycling the unrecyclable. (http://www.Terracycle.net).]]> <![CDATA[Teen's Prom Dress Weaved From Starburst Wrappers]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:57:11 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/starburst_promdress_042011_722x406_1890866038.jpg Tara Frey's outfit for the big dance took six years to make and is made almost entirely from candy wrappers.]]> <![CDATA["E-Cycling" Takes Care of Unwanted Gadgets]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:28:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/electronic_recycling_042011_722x406_1890840208.jpg If you want to get rid of an old TV, computer or other electronic device, there are better options than the landfill.]]> <![CDATA[Be Green with Your Beauty Routine]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 09:31:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/TARANTALGREENPRODUCTFINALDEVOE_31178751_722x406_1889714897.jpg Keep the Earth beautiful while you beautify yourself. Erika Tarantal explains how]]> <![CDATA[American Airlines Aims High With Recycling Program]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:48:06 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/american_airlines_041911.jpg Windows, magazines, carpets, pillows and blankets and, of course, cans, are all targets of the company's effort to reuse and recycle.

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<![CDATA[Organic Farm Sprouts Up in Brooklyn]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 10:43:30 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/organic_farm_greenpoint_041911.jpg "If you're going to have a sustainable city, you're going to have to go back to growing things as close to where people live as you possible can," says Bennet Wilson of Tenth Acre Farms.

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<![CDATA[High Fashion Recyclable Jewelry]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 12:48:51 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/recyclablejewelry_722x406.jpg High fashion doesn't have to leave a footprint -- and green can be glitzy. Check out what these designers have to say about environmental jewelry design.]]> <![CDATA[Interactive Lung T-Shirt Changes Color Around Pollution]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2011 17:27:50 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pollutiontee.jpg Interactive T-shirts featuring the heart and lungs change color amid cigarette smoke and air pollution, calling attention to possible damage done by the toxins.]]>