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Lubbock climate scientist says climate change and religion are not mutually exclusive

March 29th, 2012

Texas Tech University climate scientist Dr. Katherine Hayhoe has received accolades, and hate emails.
It’s not easy being an advocate for addressing climate change within the evangelical circles she and her pastor husband inhabit. Conservatives frequently question how she can be a believer in the church, which hews toward political conservatism, and also believe that man-made climate change is an urgent issue.

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Texas EV drivers will be able to recharge at airports in Houston, Dallas

January 30th, 2012

Texas travelers can now charge their electric vehicles at Park ‘N Fly lots serving the DFW International Airport in Dallas and George Bush International Airport in Houston.
The recharge units are part of the eVgo (ee-vee-go) network created by NRG Energy Inc.
Each of the parking lots has two EV charging units that allow eVgo subscribers to recharge while they’re traveling.

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Drought-stricken Texas trees need water during the winter

January 12th, 2012

Although it’s less obvious during winter, with the fields and forests having gone dormant, Texas’ historic drought continues to claim casualties.

Trees, especially, remain at risk because they use the winter months to grow root systems, and the moisture in the soil will determine whether they’ll recover from 2011′s record drought and heat.

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Texas School for the Deaf wins Global Green’s school makeover award

December 8th, 2011

Texas School for the Deaf has won the grand prize in a green school makeover competition sponsored by Global Green USA and Pureology.
As the top winner, the school will receive $130,000 to expand its sustainability initiatives.

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Lance Armstrong finishes among top 10 water users in Austin

November 11th, 2011

An investigation of water issues by an Austin writer and environmentalisthas revived the tactic of shaming high water users like celebrity bike competitor Lance Armstrong to make a point about water conservation in the drought-stricken state.
Paul Robbins asked the Austin Water Utility to release the records for the top residential water users in Austin for fiscal 2011, which just ended Oct. 30.

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Report says Texas a hot spot for cleaner-vehicle jobs

August 10th, 2011

Texas is among the top states in the nation for the number of workers who are making components for clean, fuel-efficient vehicles, according to a new report.

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Bee expert honored with Tyler Environmental Prize

May 5th, 2011

LOS ANGELES — Bees play an important role in agriculture, pollinating crops and providing us with the natural sweetener, honey. Environmental stresses are taking their tolls on the insects, however, and this year’s Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement has gone to researcher May Berenbaum, who is studying solutions to the bee crisis.

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Nature Conservancy donates dunes to national park in Texas

May 5th, 2011

The Nature Conservancy today announced it has donated its 177-acre Gypsum Dunes Preserve in the famed Texas panhandle to the National Park Service. The preserve, which is part of the second largest dune field in the continental United States and possibly in all of North America, will be incorporated into the Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

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Do green luxury cars need tax incentives?

March 21st, 2011

Do green luxury cars need tax incentives?

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Xcel Energy Goes Green

March 9th, 2011

Xcel goes green.

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Rescued Texas tigers will move to North Carolina

November 10th, 2010


The International Fund for Animal Welfare said it is moving three tigers from a closed sanctuary in San Antonio to Pittsboro, N.C. The tigers will be transported on a 36-foot rescue trailer and cover more than 1,300 miles to their new life-long home at the Carolina Tiger Rescue sanctuary.

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