<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Green News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/green http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usMon, 27 Jun 2016 05:35:58 -0400Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:35:58 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Breaking Ground on Trail Connecting NE Philly Neighborhoods]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:01:47 -0400 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 10:14:08 -0400 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 09:24:27 -0400 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 04:20:21 -0400 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...

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Moment RF]]>
<![CDATA[Cities With Most Energy Efficient Buildings ]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 09:24:36 -0400 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...

Photo Credit: Energy Star
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Airport Parking Goes Green, saves Money]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:29:20 -0400 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 17:11:37 -0400 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 10:51:05 -0400 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.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Local Building Gives Way to Environmentally Friendly Airports]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 21:37:46 -0400 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...

Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Del. Gov Announces Rebate Plan for Clean Drivers]]> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 20:44:33 -0400 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 16:55:39 -0400 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...

Photo Credit: AFP/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Camden Urban Garden Opens to Feed Families in Need]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 08:32:07 -0400 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 22:38:30 -0400 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 21:01:37 -0400 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 13:27:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/recycle-bins-generic.jpg
What Philadelphians are doing in the restroom is being recognized.

Photo Credit: NBC]]>
<![CDATA[New Jersey Recycling System Increases Tonnage]]> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:15:05 -0400 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 16:58:10 -0400 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 09:52:42 -0400 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 10:45:22 -0400 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.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Del. Service Week Ends with River Cleaning]]> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:21:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000010067916_1200x675_430105155828.jpg
Delaware's Brandywine and Christina rivers will get some much need tlc Saturday as volunteers are set to clean the surrounding water areas to culminate the state's Service Week.]]>
<![CDATA[Middle School Recognized for Helping the Environment]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:19:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/217*120/the+stain+of+war+children+sign+04152015.JPG
The Henry C. Beck Middle School in Cherry Hill was awarded a giant check for $5000 for an environmental project the school was involved in to come up with ways to reduce plastic use and control outdoor...

Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[SEPTA to Green 69th Street Terminal]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:17:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/Upper+Darby+Generic+69th+Street.JPG
Improvements and green initiatives are coming to one of the Philadelphia region’s busiest public transportation hubs.

Photo Credit: NBC10]]>
<![CDATA[Want to Save Coral Reefs? First, Save the Fish: Study]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:04:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/AP080816183919.jpg
A new study has found that more fish may be the answer to saving coral reefs, NBC News reported.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[8th-Annual Philly Spring Cleanup Coming]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:28:01 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Philly-Spring-Cleanup-4.jpg
Philadelphia leaders spoke of plans for the 8th-Annual Philly Spring Cleanup where communities will work hand-in-hand with city departments to get things looking good.]]>
<![CDATA[400 Gallons of Oil Spill Into Delaware River]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:24:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/182*120/Pennsville+Oil+Spill+Delaware+River.JPG
Hundreds of gallons of oil that spilled into the Delaware River earlier this week washed up in New Jersey Tuesday.]]>