<![CDATA[NBC New York - Green News]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/green http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York https://www.nbcnewyork.com en-usFri, 14 Dec 2018 10:15:13 -0500Fri, 14 Dec 2018 10:15:13 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Backlash Builds Against Straw Bans]]> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 10:46:20 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_straws0726_1500x845.jpg
Cities and businesses across the U.S. are moving to ban plastic straws in an effort to ease the burden of plastic waste on the environment. But those bans may also make life more complicated for disabled...

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<![CDATA[Deforestation Threatens Some of Earth's Natural Cures]]> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 08:56:00 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/deforestation.png
Amazing medical cures from the Earth’s forests are threatened by deforestation.]]>
<![CDATA[DC's Cherry Blossoms Reach Peak Bloom]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:27:02 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+CHERRY+BLOSSOMS+THUMB.jpg
The perennial marker of spring has officially blossomed in the nation's capital as Washington DC's famous cherry blossoms have reached peak bloom. Peak bloom generally occurs in the last week of March or...]]>
<![CDATA[Hurricane María Exposes Problems Within Puerto Rico’s Solar Panel Industry]]> Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:43:35 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/rafael-rivera.jpg
Although her solar panels successfully sustained Hurricane María’s winds, Madeline Batista couldn’t turn on her lights, her refrigerator or other appliances that needed electricity.

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<![CDATA[Polar Bears Get Snow Donations]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:13:52 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+POLAR+BEARS+GET+SNOW+THUMB.jpg
High temperatures at a Finland Wildlife Center were making life uncomfortable for a family of polar bears. However, the child of an employee at a local ski resort had an idea on how to cool them off: the resort...]]>
<![CDATA[Last Orca Born in Captivity Dies]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:18:23 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+SEAWORLD+DEATH+THUMB.jpg
The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park. Veterinarians were treating the calf for an infection, possibly...]]>
<![CDATA[Macron Targets 'Make Our Planet Great Again' Site at US]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 19:18:13 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-683370816-Macron.jpg
In the wake of the United States' withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron fired back on Thursday with the launch of a new website titled "Make Our Planet Great Again."On...

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<![CDATA[Build It Green: TreeHouse to Open World's 1st Net-Zero Energy Store]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:52:56 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/treehouse-store.jpg
Home improvement has long been synonymous with Home Depot and Lowe's. But a Texas-based green conscience start-up is aiming to make sustainable home improvement appeal to more than just...

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<![CDATA[Green Initiatives of Top Companies ]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:00:25 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+Earth+Week+Companies+THUMB.jpg
In honor of Earth Week, NBC looked at 5 of the most valuable companies to see what kind of green initiatives they are engaged in.]]>
<![CDATA[From Your Recycle Bin to China: 360 Recycling Plant Tour]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:26:04 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/360+Recycling+THUMB.jpg
What really happens to your recycling? Take a 360 video tour of the Burbank Recycle Center to see what happens to your recyclable waste and learn how you can be a more eco-friendly consumer.
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<![CDATA[Badlands National Park's Climate Change Tweets Deleted]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:04:07 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Badlands+park.jpg
The Twitter account for the Badlands National Park in South Dakota published a series of tweets Tuesday on climate change. A few hours later, the tweets were deleted.

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<![CDATA[Greenhouse Gases Biggest Threat to Polar Bears: Study]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:55:39 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-77960094polarbears71151.jpg
Greenhouse gas emissions remain the "primary threat" to polar bears, according to a study released Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey. Polar bear populations will decline even if emissions are stabilized...

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<![CDATA[Want to Save Coral Reefs? First, Save the Fish: Study]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:04:11 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP080816183919.jpg
A new study has found that more fish may be the answer to saving coral reefs, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Stunning Historic Photos of Air Pollution ]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:36:12 -0500 https://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 12:37:08 -0500 https://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...]]>
<![CDATA[Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 12:58:12 -0500 https://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.]]>
<![CDATA[State-of-the-Art Green Workplace Provides Lunch, Games and Slides]]> Wed, 01 May 2013 14:13:33 -0500 https://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...

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<![CDATA[Junkyard Trash Turns to Art]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:42:18 -0500 https://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...

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<![CDATA[Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials]]> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:17:32 -0500 https://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 13:49:39 -0500 https://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.]]>