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JOIN NBC IN CELEBRATING EARTH WEEK, APRIL 17 TO 24. #DreamItGreenIt

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 08:24 AM CDT

Cities With Most Energy Efficient Buildings

Cities With Most Energy Efficient Buildings

Owners of commercial buildings across the country are taking steps to make their properties more energy efficient, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The agency says the energy consumed by...

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 08:17 AM CDT

Candidates and Climate: Where Presidential Hopefuls Stand

Candidates and Climate: Where Presidential Hopefuls Stand

In the heat of the presidential race, climate change has mostly received a cold shoulder from candidates. While as much as 70 percent of Americans believe that climate change is real and that humans are...

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 03:19 PM CDT
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By Daniel Sircar

Eco-Friendly Gadgets for a Greener Lifestyle

Make your life a little greener with these eco-friendly gadgets that will help...View gallery

  • Solar Panels to Go: Brolar Sun-Powered USB Charger
  • Reduce Bottled Water Waste: Klean Canteen & SOMA Pitcher
  • Cook With the Sun: GoSun Sport Solar Cooker
Tuesday, Apr 19, 2016 at 03:20 AM CDT

#DreamItGreenIt: 6 Easy Ways to Help Save the Planet

#DreamItGreenIt: 6 Easy Ways to Help Save the Planet

Saving the planet doesn’t have to include huge lifestyle changes or big purchases. This Earth Week, which begins April 17, think of small alterations you can make at home and your workplace that will have a...

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 07:22 AM CDT

Skies of Lettuce: Rooftop Greenhouses Sprout in Big Cities

Skies of Lettuce: Rooftop Greenhouses Sprout in Big Cities

Viraj Puri didn’t have much of a green thumb seven years ago. Now he runs a company that produces 20 million heads of lettuce a year. Puri is the co-founder and CEO of Gotham Greens, a company that grows basil,...

Thursday, Apr 7, 2016 at 04:15 PM CDT

Calls for Change in Battling Cigarette Butt Litter

Calls for Change in Battling Cigarette Butt Litter

Cigarette butts are not normally given top billing in discussions about tobacco-related problems. But they should be, environmental experts say. The USDA estimates that about 360 billion cigarettes are consumed...

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 11:44 AM CDT
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By Michelle Cabuag-Lim

Snowpack Brings Gushing Waterfalls at Yosemite National Park

Waterfalls in Yosemite National Park will likely reach peak flows through May....View gallery

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  • Waterfalls are gushing at full peak in National Park. April 13, 2016
  • Waterfalls are gushing at full peak in National Park.  April 13, 2016
Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 03:19 AM CDT

Defender of Cambodia's Forests Wins Environmental Prize

Defender of Cambodia's Forests Wins Environmental Prize

The latest crackdown on illegal logging in Cambodia is "just a game" and big timber traders are winning, says Ouch Leng, a former government official who has spent two decades helping poor villagers fight...

Monday, Apr 18, 2016 at 06:43 AM CDT

Billions Of Cicadas Set to Plague Northeastern US

Billions Of Cicadas Set to Plague Northeastern US

The air in parts of Maryland, Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania and West Virginia is about to get very noisy this spring as a 17-year cycle comes to a close for cicadas. Billions of cicadas are expected to...

Friday, Apr 15, 2016 at 03:48 AM CDT

Endangered Seals Start Journey Home After Rehab

Endangered Seals Start Journey Home After Rehab

A United States Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules rumbled down an airstrip on Hawaii's Big Island Thursday carrying hundreds of pounds of rare and precious cargo: seven endangered Hawaiian monk seals. The young monk...

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