<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Green News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/green http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usThu, 26 May 2016 02:04:26 -0700Thu, 26 May 2016 02:04:26 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wildlife Protection Agencies Warn of 'Nurdle' Problem ]]> Sat, 26 Mar 2016 16:01:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/plastic-pieces-large.jpg
Wildlife protection agencies say thousands of tiny pellets – called “nurdles” – are washing up on Bay Area beaches, putting fish and birds in serious danger.

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<![CDATA[If Approved, New Fee Will Impact All California Drivers]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:22:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0127-2016-Gasoline.jpg
A new fee to replace lost funds from the California gas tax will impact all drivers. Sam Brock investigates.

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<![CDATA[Paris Climate Agreement Could Have Little Impact]]> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 20:58:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1211-2015-Sunset.jpg
Sam Brock fact checks the force or futility of an international climate agreement.

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<![CDATA[Colorado Makes Big Money from Legalized Marijuana]]> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 15:31:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+RC+MARIJUANA+TAXES+PKG+-+00001116.jpg
A new report says Colorado brought in more money from marijuana taxes than alcohol taxes. Is that true? Sam Brock investigates.]]>
<![CDATA[Tree Collapses Likely Not Drought-Related, Experts Say]]> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:18:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0804-2015-tree.jpg
A fallen tree in Pasadena injured eight children and sparked news reports and claims linking tree collapse to the current drought. But does the data support that claim? Sam Brock investigates.

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<![CDATA[Recycled Water Safe for Drinking, Lab Results Show]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:44:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/RHEA+RECYCLED+WATER+PKG+-+000002131.jpg
Leaders of the Santa Clara Valley Water District aim to have recycled water in the region's drinking cups in the next three to five years. But is the treated wastewater really as clean and pure as it's...

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<![CDATA[Toilet is Worst In-Home Water Waster]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 19:29:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/toilet1.jpg
Homeowners across the state are looking to make cuts to in-home water use, but what household appliances are the worst water wasters? Sam Brock investigates.]]>
<![CDATA[Solar: Where the Jobs Are]]> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:42:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_energia_solar.jpg
Solar companies growing red-hot

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<![CDATA[Self-Driving Cars Rolling Close To Home]]> Wed, 14 May 2014 06:10:52 -0700 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 19:10:10 -0700 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 19:12:35 -0700 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 09:36:12 -0700 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.

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<![CDATA[Oh, Man! 83% of Tesla Owners are Male]]> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:34:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tesla_models_car_red.jpg
A new study shows 83 percent of Tesla owners are male.

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<![CDATA[Revolution 2.0: Getting Healthy Food Into Stores]]> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:14:28 -0700 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 19:13:50 -0700 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 10:37:08 -0700 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 10:58:12 -0700 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 10:59:20 -0700 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 06:34:44 -0700 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 09:55:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tesla_models_car_red.jpg
Tesla shares hit another new high after stronger than expected earnings.

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<![CDATA[Solar Impulse Leaves Moffett on Cross-Country Flight]]> Sat, 04 May 2013 15:26:58 -0700 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 12:13:33 -0700 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 10:42:18 -0700 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 19:50:38 -0700 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 08:17:32 -0700 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 22:46:00 -0700 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 11:46:01 -0700 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 11:49:39 -0700 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 21:20:19 -0700 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 21:57:53 -0700 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]]>