<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Green News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/green http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usMon, 05 Dec 2016 13:58:33 -0500Mon, 05 Dec 2016 13:58:33 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Philly Wants to Recycle Your Leaves]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 09:56:35 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Leaf+Pile+Generic+Leaves+Generic.jpg
Philadelphia’s Streets Department will begin collecting and recycling fall leaves from the city’s curbs Monday but most of you will need to take your leaves to the city to get them composted.

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<![CDATA[Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Expands to Montco, Bucks]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:24:41 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/spotted+lanternfly1.PNG
Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said the discovery of the Spotted Lanternfly in 25 more municipalities in southeastern Pennsylvania is cause for vigilance, not alarm.

Photo Credit: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture]]>
<![CDATA[Old Train Tracks Turn Into Philly's Own High Line]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 05:27:53 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Phase+I+Rail+Park.jpg
Friends of The Rail Park, a nonprofit, take the next step in fulfilling their vision, inspired by The Promenade Plantee in Paris and the High Line in New York, to bring life to The Rail Park.

Photo Credit: Kyle Huff, via The Rail Park]]>
<![CDATA[Climate Action Group Gets 80K Millennials Registered to Vote]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 06:37:15 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Pennsylvania_voter_registration_temple_student.jpg
Nearly 80,000 new millennial voters could be making their vote count in the upcoming presidential election.

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<![CDATA[College Students Build Oyster Habitat]]> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:42:07 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000016344020_1200x675_728416835529.jpg
Students from Stockton University will construct an oyster reef in Little Egg Harbor Bay, the goal is to increase the oyster population.]]>
<![CDATA[Breaking Ground on Trail Connecting NE Philly Neighborhoods]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:01:47 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015705856_1200x675_703062083803.jpg
"Green space is extremely important." Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney joined others to break ground on the K&T Trail to connect the Tacony and Wissinoming neighborhoods.]]>
<![CDATA[New Water Stations Expand Along Kelly Drive]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 09:14:08 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Water+Station+Image+-+St++Joes+Boathouse.jpeg
Philadelphia unveils a new network of public water stations along Kelly Drive as the city celebrates the 90th Stotesbury Cup Regatta.]]>
<![CDATA[SEPTA Buses Go Green]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:24:27 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000014908672_1200x675_670614083529.jpg
Next spring SEPTA will debut electric buses on certain routes.]]>
<![CDATA[#DreamItGreenIt: 6 Easy Ways to Help Save the Planet]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 03:20:21 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-488398873-%281%29.jpg
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...

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<![CDATA[Cities With Most Energy Efficient Buildings ]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:24:36 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Energy_Star_Buildings.jpg
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...

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<![CDATA[Philly Airport Parking Goes Green, saves Money]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 10:29:20 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/PPA+Executive+Director+Vince+Fenerty+speaking+at+today%27s+PHL+Airport+press+conference+with+PECO+CEO+Craig+Adams..jpg
Philadelphia International Airport is getting a little more efficient with some help from its friends.

Photo Credit: PPA]]>
<![CDATA[Ever Think About Where All That Sewage Goes?]]> Fri, 04 Dec 2015 16:11:37 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Frankford+Creek+Philly+Sewage+System.jpg
Every time you flush the toilet, you're adding to a problem that old cities like Philadelphia around the United States have to deal with, sewage. But Philadelphia is getting praise for its plan to keep...

Photo Credit: Caren Chesler/Popular Mechanics]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Starts Curbside Leaf Collection]]> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:51:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Leaf+Pile+Generic+Leaves+Generic.jpg
Philadelphia’s Streets Department will begin collecting fall leaves from the city’s curbs Monday. The annual collection service will last six weeks.

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<![CDATA[Local Building Gives Way to Environmentally Friendly Airports]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 20:37:46 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/222*120/FAA+Building+Material+Pavement.JPG
The Federal Aviation Administration dedicated its new National Airport Pavement and Materials Research Center in Egg Harbor Township. The building allows engineers to research environmentally-friendly airport...

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<![CDATA[Del. Gov Announces Rebate Plan for Clean Drivers]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 19:44:33 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000011191156_1200x675_485751875974.jpg
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell announced a rebate plan for the state's drivers who buy or lease electric or alternative fuel vehicles and hyrbids.]]>
<![CDATA[Greenhouse Gases Biggest Threat to Polar Bears: Study]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:55:39 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Camden Urban Garden Opens to Feed Families in Need]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 07:32:07 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010603716_1200x675_454840387510.jpg
Volunteers teamed up to plant fruits, vegetables and herbs at 2nd and Kane streets in Camden as part of a new 2-acre urban garden that will help feed families in need in Camden County.]]>
<![CDATA[Lack of Rain Impacting Crop Growth on NJ Farms]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 21:38:30 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010565493_1200x675_453694531655.jpg
Local farmers say their fields haven't seen any rain, those who have need more and the wait for rain is beginning to impact some key crops.]]>
<![CDATA[Pa. Born Falcons Teach Lesson in Conservation, Protection]]> Thu, 21 May 2015 20:01:37 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010476055_1200x675_449002563764.jpg
Two of three peregrine falcons that hatched on the ledge of an office building helped teach a lesson in conservation and protection in Pennsylvania's capitol Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Philly's the Best at Bathroom Recycling]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 12:27:29 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/recycle-bins-generic.jpg
What Philadelphians are doing in the restroom is being recognized.

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<![CDATA[New Jersey Recycling System Increases Tonnage]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:15:05 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010142614_1200x675_434969667571.jpg
A new recycling system will be unveiled Monday in Mount Holly, Burlington County at the Occupational Training Center. The new process will be able to take care of 35 tons per hour.]]>
<![CDATA[Montco Launches Bike Share on Trails]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:58:10 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/175*120/Zagster+Montgomery+County+Bike+Share.JPG
Bicycle, bicycle, want to ride a bicycle? Well you now can along Montgomery County trails even if you don’t own a bike.

Photo Credit: Zagster]]>
<![CDATA[More New Jersey Homes, Businesses Using Solar Panels]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:52:42 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/thompson+solar+panels.jpg
The number of solar panel installations in New Jersey may have hit the 34 thousand mark based on state Board of Public Utilities figures.]]>
<![CDATA[EPA Debuts New Interactive Park Bench]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:45:22 -0500 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Independence-Hall.jpg
The new bench will be at the Independence National Historic Park starting Tuesday and will be able to monitor air quality and weather.

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