<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Green News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/green http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:12:44 -0400 Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:12:44 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Stunning Historic Photos of Air Pollution ]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:36:12 -0400 http://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 15:32:46 -0400 http://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 13:37:08 -0400 http://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...]]>
<![CDATA[Energy for Sale: Is It Worth It?]]> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:58:12 -0400 http://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]]>
<![CDATA[State-of-the-Art Green Workplace Provides Lunch, Games and Slides]]> Wed, 01 May 2013 15:13:33 -0400 http://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...

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<![CDATA[Junkyard Trash Turns to Art]]> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:42:18 -0400 http://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...

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<![CDATA[Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials]]> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:17:32 -0400 http://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 14:49:39 -0400 http://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 11:49:47 -0400 http://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]]> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 00:12:06 -0400 http://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 19:26:45 -0400 http://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 21:42:45 -0400 http://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 13:10:26 -0400 http://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 19:20:39 -0400 http://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!...

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<![CDATA[Earth Week: Complete Coverage]]> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 14:28:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/greenuniversal.jpg
One Small Act]]>
<![CDATA[Teaching Kids to Recycle]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 16:30:34 -0400 http://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]]>
<![CDATA[National Cathedral Going Dark for Earth Hour]]> Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:42:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/national_cathedral_night.jpg
The World Wildlife Fund is encouraging cities nationwide to turn out their lights for Earth Hour.

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<![CDATA[1.4M Pounds of Toxics Dumped in Md. Waterways: Report]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 12:35:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/200*120/1-5-09+dirty+water.jpg
Industrial facilities dumped 1.4 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Maryland waterways in 2010, mostly in the Baltimore area, according to a new report.

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<![CDATA[Gasless Lawnmowers Heading for Prince George's]]> Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:40:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/goat3.jpg
This spring, Prince George's County will utilize goats - a proven, ecologically sound and environmentally friendly method for combating invasive plant species.

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<![CDATA["City of Trees" Exhibit at Vastu]]> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:48:10 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/trees7.jpg
A local artist brings attention to the plant life along the National Mall, in hopes of preserving the plants for years to come.]]>
<![CDATA[Energy Star Products Go Tax-Free This Weekend]]> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 10:56:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/98071090.jpg
Maryland offers three days of tax-free shopping on Energy Star appliances.

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