<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Green News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/green http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usWed, 22 Feb 2017 06:05:57 -0500Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:05:57 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Badlands National Park's Climate Change Tweets Deleted]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:04:07 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.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 //media.nbcwashington.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 //media.nbcwashington.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 //media.nbcwashington.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[Local College Students Build House in National Competition]]> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:32:46 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Solar+House+Competition+082713.jpg
Students from three local colleges team up to build a solar house to enter a national competition sponsored by the U.S. Energy Dept.

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<![CDATA[Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 12:37:08 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.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 12:58:12 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.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 14:13:33 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.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.Click here for information on jobs

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<![CDATA[Junkyard Trash Turns to Art]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 12:42:18 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.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 10:17:32 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.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 //media.nbcwashington.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 10:49:47 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.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["Empowerhouse" in Deanwood]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 23:12:06 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Deanwood+Empowerhouse+Solar+Decathalon.jpg
A ribbon cutting today celebrated the completion of an award winning solar house.

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<![CDATA[Saving the Bonobos]]> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:26:45 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/bonobos+091112.jpg
American University graduate student Irene Magafan is trying to bring attention to the unusual, complex and endangered bonobos. Click here to learn more about her documentary, "The Bonobo Connection."]]>
<![CDATA[Debate Over Future of Dyke Marsh]]> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 20:42:45 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Dyke+Marsh.jpg
The future of about 480 acres of marsh land on the Potomac between Alexandria and Mount Vernon has generated a controversy that has boaters and the National Park Service on opposite shores.

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<![CDATA[Two DC Schools Receive Green Ribbon Award]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 12:10:26 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/student-gardeners.gif
The Obama Administration named 78 schools in 29 states as the first ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon schools; two of which are right here in the District.]]>
<![CDATA[How to Be Earth Friendly Without Nagging]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 18:20:39 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.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]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 15:55:58 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/dreamitgreenitlogo.gif
Celebrate Earth Week with NBC.]]>
<![CDATA[Teaching Kids to Recycle]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:30:34 -0500 //media.nbcwashington.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]]>