<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Green News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/green http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:45:11 -0800 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:45:11 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Self-Driving Cars Rolling Close To Home]]> Wed, 14 May 2014 05:10:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/05-13-2014-driverless.jpg
Those self-driving cars from Google are now roaming city streets, whirling through boulevards, and using technology to avoid obstacles in their path.

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<![CDATA[Tesla To Launch New Bay Area Stores]]> Thu, 08 May 2014 18:10:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/05-06-2014-tesla-store.jpg
Tesla (TSLA) announced plans to officially open two new Bay Area stores this weekend, one in Corte Madera, and one in Walnut Creek.

Photo Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty]]>
<![CDATA[Exclusive: Inside Apple's Server Farm]]> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:12:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ipad-release-store-stairs.jpg
Apple opens server facility, largely powered by solar.

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<![CDATA[Stunning Historic Photos of Air Pollution ]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:36:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Oh, Man! 83% of Tesla Owners are Male]]> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:34:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tesla_models_car_red.jpg
A new study shows 83 percent of Tesla owners are male.

Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Revolution 2.0: Getting Healthy Food Into Stores]]> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 18:14:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vegetarian+school+lunch.jpg
Revolution Foods expands from school meals into stores]]>
<![CDATA[Bee-Friendly Plants Actually Killing Them: Study]]> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:13:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bee_swarm_bees_generic_honey.jpg
Most of us worry about their stings, when the subject of bees comes up, but the buzz among researchers here in the Bay Area and abroad is the fact that their numbers are drastically dwindling.]]>
<![CDATA[Green Car Wash Sanitizes Without Soap]]> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:37:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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 09:58:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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[Solar Impulse Airplane Leaves Texas, Bound for St. Louis]]> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 09:59:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0423solar1.JPG
A solar-powered plane that spent more than a week in North Texas has departed on the third leg of its cross-country trip and will attempt to land in an inflatable hangar set up in the wake of last week's...]]>
<![CDATA[Embarcadero's Dying Palm Trees Leave Big Bills]]> Fri, 17 May 2013 05:34:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*123/palmtree1.jpg
When San Francisco’s quake-damaged Central Freeway met the wrath of the wrecking ball in the early nineties, it left a sprawling waterfront like a blank canvas. In the grand sprucing-up of the Embarcadero,...

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Tesla Stock Soars After Big Earnings and Car Sales]]> Thu, 09 May 2013 08:55:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tesla_models_car_red.jpg
Tesla shares hit another new high after stronger than expected earnings.

Photo Credit: Bryan Mitchell/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Solar Impulse Leaves Moffett on Cross-Country Flight]]> Sat, 04 May 2013 14:26:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/167950753_8.jpg
The Bay Area hosted the Solar Impulse team for a couple months.

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<![CDATA[State-of-the-Art Green Workplace Provides Lunch, Games and Slides]]> Wed, 01 May 2013 11:13:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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 09:42:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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...

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Turning Trash Into Treasure at Recycling Yard]]> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:50:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/ben+in+trash.JPG
Ben Cowden pushed a shopping cart toward a mound of garbage, mentally sifting through its heap of grimy contents. He dug into a pile, flipping an unrecognizable gizmo into his cart, smiling at the find.

Photo Credit: Joe Rosato Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Cemetery for Green-Friendly Burials]]> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:17:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/meadow.jpg
A cemetery in Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia, has become environmentally friendly for burials.

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<![CDATA[The Investigative Unit at Yosemite National Park ]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:46:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/park+entrance.jpg
The Investigative Unit’s Elyce Kirchner uncovers citations and arrests for drug related issues in Yosemite climbing over the past five years and compares those numbers to other popular national parks.

Photo Credit: Elyce Kirchner]]>
<![CDATA[Yosemite Welcomes Girl Who Returned Sticks]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:46:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/evieyosemite1_npsphoto_722.jpg
A little girl's letter about accidentally taking two sticks from the national park captured the public's fancy. Young Evie recently returned in person to place the sticks "in nature."

Photo Credit: NPS Photo]]>
<![CDATA[Baxter Brewing Company Goes Green]]> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:49:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.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[CA Blows by Wind Energy Record During Storm]]> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:20:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PSwindturbines.jpg
Southern California's recent windstorm downed trees, knocked out power lines and fanned the flames of a wildfire, but it also set an energy record by spinning those towering white turbines in the desert.

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<![CDATA[Sunnyvale Liquid Robotics Unveils Wave Glider]]> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 20:57:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/glider.JPG
They are tracking humpback whales, both by sounds and on giants screens inside the Sunnyvale headquarters of Liquid Robotics.

Photo Credit: Liquid Robotics]]>
<![CDATA[Air Quality Group: Spare the Air a Success]]> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 06:06:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/20081113085648SV14SMOG2.jpg
For five winter seasons and running, Bay Area residents have observed Spare the Air, curbing their wood- burning activities on select days to promote cleaner air.]]>
<![CDATA[Rare Bird's Nest Disturbed by Port Workers]]> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 18:58:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/osprey2.jpg
A pair of rare raptors were nesting near Pier 80, on top of an 150-foot crane -- and their nest has been removed by workers.]]>
<![CDATA[Debate Over Rates Stalls SF Clean Power Plan]]> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:53:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/WindTurbine1.jpeg
A plan to allow San Francisco utility customers to buy more expensive but cleaner electricity has been delayed thanks to concerns over what the money would pay for.]]>
<![CDATA[WHOLE WORLD Water Launch in San Francisco]]> Sat, 23 Mar 2013 12:18:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/164348188_8.jpg
Whole World Water launches their campaign to spur global change by having spas & hotels filter and sell their own water and contribute 10-percent of proceeds to benefit clean & safe water programs around...]]>
<![CDATA[Green Tech Gets New "Silver" Lining]]> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:57:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/solariaphotoforbudman1.jpg
Silver Spring Networks, which powers what we in Silicon Valley call "Smart Grids" (i.e., power plants, utilities), had its IPO this morning, and it was big. Oversubscribed by eager investors, at last check...]]>