Texas Pumpkin Growers Near End To Challenging Season

Environmental News Network

Texas Pumpkin Growers Near End To Challenging SeasonDespite some weather-related difficulties, this year saw average pumpkin yields and quality, experts say.

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La Niña Developing In Pacific Could Affect Texas

Environmental News Network

La Niña Developing In Pacific Could Affect TexasState Climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon says the weather event usually means warmer and drier conditions, but might only last a few months.

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Scientists See Link Between Arctic Warming and Texas Cold Snap

Environmental News Network

Severe winter storms and unusual cold snaps, like the one that hit Texas in February, are, paradoxically, becoming more frequent as temperatures rise, and are linked to rapid warming in the Arctic, according to a new study. Scientists See Link Between Arctic Warming and Texas Cold Snap

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California Utility Expands Use Of Texas A&M Wildfire Prevention System

Environmental News Network

California Utility Expands Use Of Texas A&M Wildfire Prevention SystemPG&E engineers call outage prediction tool ‘fundamental’ to reducing risk.

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Texas A&M To Lead Center For Environmental Sustainability Through Insect Farming

Environmental News Network

Texas A&M To Lead Center For Environmental Sustainability Through Insect Farmingmillion National Science Foundation grant will establish the center, where scientists will research the farming of insects as a potential food source.

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An entire street of 3D printed homes in Texas are move-in ready

Inhabitant

But what truly makes this Austin, Texas project unique is that these are the first 3D-printed homes for sale in America This is East 17th Street, a collection of homes that range in size and style. It's got beautiful construction, lovely walkways and landscaping.

Purple paint means 'no trespassing' in Texas

Green (Living) Review

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - While visiting the countryside of Texas, have you ever seen trees and fence posts with unique markings the color purple? " It started out in Arkansas in 1989 as a way for property owners to notify the public of private land and in 1997, the state of Texas adopted the law. "In Texas as we know, people like to take target practice at signs so they are having to replace them frequently."

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Connecting with Nature in Texas City

Cool Green Science

While thousands of Nature Conservancy staff, supporters and friends marched for science on Earth Day 2017, 130 Texans gathered in southeast Texas for a day at the beach. An array of volunteers, including major donors and advisory board members, Girl and Boy Scout troops, master naturalists and members of the business community, spent the morning scouring a little over two miles of Texas City Prairie Preserve (TCPP) as part of Conservancy’s inaugural Adopt-A-Beach cleanup.

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Camera Trap Captures Images of Texas Ocelot Kittens

Nature Conservancy - Science

Great news for ocelots: This year, several females with kittens were documented in South Texas using remote cameras. A Shocking Surge of Ocelot Deaths in Texas. I’ve followed Texas ocelot conservation closely since I visited Laguna Atascosa and the Yturria Ranch in 2014. Swarts and other researchers track and monitor ocelots in south Texas, collecting data on their population numbers, health, habitat use, range, and reproduction.

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Fulfilling Water Needs as Big as Texas

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Pedernales may not be your picture of a Texas river. In fact, when most people think of Texas’s many superlatives, water resources probably don’t make the top 10, but the more you explore the state, the more you discover that Texas’s water resources are surprisingly diverse, intricately connected, and incredibly rich. Texas’s Water Challenge. All of this adds up to a bonafide Texas water crisis extending to all aspects of the state’s water resources.

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An entire street of 3D printed homes in Texas are move-in ready

AGreenLiving

But what truly makes this Austin, Texas project unique is that these are the first 3D-printed homes for sale in America. The 3D printing for each home is thanks to Texas construction company ICON, which used its Vulcan building system. An entire street of 3D printed homes in Texas are move-in ready. Green austin climate change emissions fire gambia houses interior-design nepal texas windowsThis is East 17th Street, a collection of homes that range in size and style.

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Tesla is building a 100MW battery in Texas

AGreenLiving

Under the guise of Gambit Energy Storage LLC, a secretive subsidiary of Tesla, a new, 100-megawatt battery is coming to Angleton, Texas. The project follows a massive winter storm that rendered the Texas power grid useless. Tesla is building a 100MW battery in Texas. Business Eco Green building building-award climate change electricity gambit gambit-energy leed nutrition power schools tesla texas toronto

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Texas lawsuit fights environmental racism in highway expansion project

AGreenLiving

But people in Harris County, Texas have had enough. See the original post here: Texas lawsuit fights environmental racism in highway expansion project. Business Eco Green a-model-for director environmental racism federal harris-county johnson-park magic-johnson news north pollution public-spaces texas wetlandsStarting in the years after World War II, Black neighborhoods around the U.S. were destroyed and replaced with highways in the name of urban renewal.

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Largest Solar Project in US Underway in Texas

AGreenLiving

Construction began recnetly on … The post Largest Solar Project in US Underway in Texas appeared first on Earth 911. View post: Largest Solar Project in US Underway in Texas. solar generation capacity is soaring.

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4 children dead in Texas in pesticide spraying incident

Green (Living) Review

MARILLO, Texas -- Four children died from gas poisoning believed to have been caused by a pesticide sprayed under their Amarillo home, officials say. Amarillo Fire Department officials say other people who were in the home are “not out of the woods” yet. Fire officials say a chemical reaction occurred when one person tried to wash off a pesticide that had been sprayed under the house. Poisonous Phosphine gas was released.

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Texas power outages lead to deaths of animals in a sanctuary

AGreenLiving

Several animals, including monkeys, chimpanzees and lemurs, have died at a Texas animal sanctuary due to freezing temperatures and a power outage. Original post: Texas power outages lead to deaths of animals in a sanctuary.

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Earth911 Reader — Sustainability: The Texas Weather Massacre and Bill Gates’ Green Vision

AGreenLiving

Extreme Weather Breaks Texas’ Fossil Fuel and Renewables Energy Grids … The post Earth911 Reader — Sustainability: The Texas Weather Massacre and Bill Gates’ Green Vision appeared first on Earth 911. The rest is here: Earth911 Reader — Sustainability: The Texas Weather Massacre and Bill Gates’ Green Vision. Eco Green bill gates climate disaster climate-risk eco-watch extreme-weather target texas-weather weather

A Shocking Surge of Ocelot Deaths in Texas

Nature Conservancy - Science

The past year has been a harsh one for Texas ocelots, with seven of the spotted cats killed on roads, according to a release issued yesterday by the U.S. The population of Texas ocelots hovers, at best, in the dozens, so every cat counts. Two years ago, I reported on the ocelot situation in south Texas. I spent a day with USFWS biologist Hilary Swarts at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge , the heart of Texas ocelot range.

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Texas lawsuit fights environmental racism in highway expansion project

AGreenLiving

But people in Harris County, Texas have had enough. Texas lawsuit fights environmental racism in highway expansion project. Starting in the years after World War II, Black neighborhoods around the U.S. were destroyed and replaced with highways in the name of urban renewal.

State Of Texas Tried To Shut Down A Sustainable Community

Green (Living) Review

Earlier this year, the state of Texas brought several SWAT teams to the quiet and peaceful Garden of Eden Community and threatened its existence. In what appears to be an intimidation tactic, only a single arrest was made based on unrelated outstanding traffic violations, and a handful of citations were given for city code violations. Absolutely no drug related violations were found and all inhabitants of the community were unarmed.

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Texas solar farm recruits 'lambscaping' team to clear away weeds

Green (Living) Review

As reported by the Texas Tribune, a 4.4-megawatt South Texas solar farm operated by OCI Solar Power is now the grazing grounds of about 90 hardworking Barbados Cross sheep (appearance-wise, these hair goats aren’t your stereotypical fluffy white bleat machines). And they''re a low-maintenance bunch as well: when the sheep need a break from grazing away under the hot South Texas sun, they simply plop themselves down under the panels for a spell.

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Giant Spider Web Found in Texas

Eco Friendly Daily

In North Texas this summer, at Lake Tawokoni State Park, the spiders have come to live. A local Texas Forest Service entomologist, Herbert A. But the author of “A Field Guide to the Spiders and Scorpions of Texas”, John Jackman, disagrees. We can assume that since the local entomologists cannot identify this type of spider, that they are probably not native to Texas. And these spiders are doing it in a 200-yard (182 meters) web.

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Texas governor fails to recognize the difference between an efficient and an equitable distribution of water

Environmental Economics

Texas Governor Rick Perry called on Texans to pray for rain as cooler temperatures on Thursday helped firefighters contain wildfires that have charred more than 1.5 million acres across the state. via www.reuters.com. FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR. PORTIONS OF INDIANA. KENTUCKY AND OHIO. via www.weather.com.

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20 Penguins Imported From Texas Live at Dubai Ski Slope

Green Prophet

10 King and 10 Gentoo Penguins imported from Texas are now living at Ski Dubai – an indoor ski slope in the desert! Ten King Penguins listed as “least threatened” on the IUCN’s Red List of Threatened Species , and ten Gentoo Penguins which are “near threatened” were relocated from Seaworld in Texas, where a penguin breeding program has been underway for several years.

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The Frontier of Renewable Energy: Texas?

Eco Friendly Daily

Texas is the home of oil, steaks, cattle and George W. It is not the place where you would see a lot of renewable energy, but these are strange times and it seems that California is not the home of renewable energy, Texas is. Texas is currently producing more wind power than any other state in the United States, and it is now looking at increasing its solar power output as well.

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Quest Recycling Hosts “Zero Waste Night” with Texas Legends

Green (Living) Review

Quest and Texas Legends Partner with City of Frisco for Community Recycling Event Frisco, Texas, March 23, 2012 : Quest Recycling Services, LLC is partnering with the Texas Legends and the City of Frisco Environmental Services to encourage everyone to minimize their trash and maximize their recycling. On Sunday, April 1 at 3:00 pm, the Texas Legends face off against the Iowa Energy at Dr Pepper Center.

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Is the State of Texas turning into a theocracy?

Green (Living) Review

I would suggest that people in Texas keep a very close eye on the antics of their Governor before he turns their great State into a theocracy on Christian lines in a similar vein to Iran. Enough religious communities and communes have gone down the tube, being led astray by their leaders, and this could also happen with a charismatic enough person at the helm of a State such as, and especially, Texas.

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Texas Exceeds Renewable Energy Goals More Than Decade Early

Eco Friendly Daily

Whether or not the country as a whole will meet these goals is yet unknown, however, the State of Texas has already exceeded their energy targets. The State of Texas aimed to have 2,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2009. Finally, by the year 2025, Texas aimed to have 10,000 megawatts of energy from renewable sources. Today, Texas has more than 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy capacity.

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This Texas man is fighting the drought one tank of rainwater at a time

Green (Living) Review

Richard Heinichen became the mayor of Tank Town by building one rainwater storage tank in central Texas in 1994. He started out as a rainwater evangelist for the supplemental, sulfur-free benefits, but ended up as deus ex machina during Texas’ crippling droughts. How do you get to be the mayor of Tank Town? Practice, practice, practice! Or else, wait. I’m confused. Back then you could still get groundwater from a well, but apparently it smelled gross.

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IceWind demos new residential wind turbine in Texas

AGreenLiving

Over the Fourth of July weekend, folks in Port Aransas Beach, Texas will be able to see a new Icelandic turbine in action during a special demo. Home builder Daryl Losaw, IceWind’s San Marco, Texas-based investor, is excited to demo the tiny turbine to Texans. “We See original here: IceWind demos new residential wind turbine in Texas. Residential micro wind turbines may one day become a popular way for people to produce their own power at home.

Solar-powered dome in the Texas desert is the perfect place to go off the grid

AGreenLiving

The Terluna off-grid adobe dome home is located in a remote part of the Texas desert near Big Bend National Park, inside one of the country’s few remaining dark sky ordinance territories. Solar-powered dome in the Texas desert is the perfect place to go off the grid.

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Mesquite ISD School Earns 1st Place for Texas in National Recycling Competition

Green (Living) Review

the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization, today announced the Texas winner of “Recycle Bowl,” the first comprehensive nationwide recycling competition for K-12 students. First place in the Texas “School vs. School” division went to Sam Rutherford Elementary in Mesquite, TX, where students recycled a total of 19,657 pounds of recyclable material (38 pounds per capita), earning $1000 in prize money for the school.

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Texas Democrats Band Together to Oppose Fast Tracking a Flawed Trade Deal

Sierra Club Compass

The massive Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed trade deal stalled time-and-again by grassroots and Congressional opposition, has a new hurdle to get over -- the Texas Democratic Party. The Texas Democratic Party’s statement reflects an alliance between labor, environmental, and human rights activists, enjoining U.S. The Texas Democratic Party has taken a critical step by incorporating their stance on fast track into their official platform.

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Solar Sail: First of its kind solar EV charging station installed in Texas

EcoFriend

Recently, for battery powered cars it completed and installed a solar charging station named the ‘Solar Sail’, at its new eco friendly Renewable Energy Industrial Park in Pflugerville, Texas. It is the first of its kind flexible PV panel charging station in Texas, which will assist in promoting Pflugerville Community Development Corporation and the City of Pflugerville.

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This Texas port city is a big fan of wind logistics

AGreenLiving

Continued here: This Texas port city is a big fan of wind logistics. The U.S. appetite for renewable energy is creating opportunity across the Lone Star state in places such as Brownsville, Houston, Corpus Christi and Galveston. Business Green appetite-for corpus-christi creating-opportunity electric energy & climate galveston maria-pope podcast portland-general renewable energy

Roofs of Central Texas and Northern California to get Powerhouse Solar Shingles

EcoFriend

Ishan Sidhu: A division of Dow Chemical named Dow Solar has announced that it is going to sell its Powerhouse Solar Shingles that were earlier available only in Colorado in Northern California and Central Texas. The solar shingles will be firstly marketed and received by the selected roofing companies of these areas. Dow Solar Shingles Sold in Ca and Tx.

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Centre for Essential Education (Texas)

The Green Changemakers

This uniquely integrated environment is exemplified for the CFEE in the community at Brazos de Dios, established almost twenty years ago in central Texas. [link] A Common Hope for the Future—Meeting Today’s Crises with the Best Solutions from Both the Present and the Past The Center for Essential Education (CFEE) recognizes, along with millions of other Americans, that the modern world, despite its material prosperity, faces many new problems and uncertainties.

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The Green Buzz: Monday, June 3

Cool Green Science

Texas just passed landmark policy related to the state’s water supply — and it’s good news for this drought-beleaguered state. Today we’re talking weather, greenwashing, and fighting deforestation. Oklahoma has been pummeled by tornadoes — but why? National Geographic ). A complaint from environmental groups is exposing what exactly is behind those green labels. ( The New York Times ).

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Texas Utility Chooses Control4 for Smart Grid Deployment

Green Life Smart Life

Control4, a leading developer of Home Area Network (“HAN”) and consumer energy management solutions, today announced that it has been selected as the HAN provider for Texas-based utility Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative. Serving more than 65,000 members in 14 counties between Austin and Houston, Bluebonnet plans to begin integrating smart grid technology in its members’ homes and businesses by April 2010.

Texas Teacher Pension Fund Managers Receive Millions in Bonuses

Green Prophet

Investment managers for the state's teacher retirement fund received more than $8.2 million in bonus payments this year, more than double what top employees in every other state agency combined have received since 2007, a Dallas Morning News analysis has found

Fires, Drought Slamming Much Of Western U.S.

Environmental News Network

Texas A&M climate expert Andrew Dessler says climate change is playing a big role in the Western fires, and Texas itself is getting much hotter.

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Red Tide Appearing In Gulf Of Mexico

Environmental News Network

Texas A&M-Galveston marine biologist Daniel Roelke says the algae bloom can be devastating to marine life and can threaten humans. Red Tide Appearing In Gulf Of Mexico

Captured Water, Carbon Dioxide From Car Exhaust Could Help Grow Food

Environmental News Network

Texas A&M researchers have a novel idea to capture waste from passenger vehicle exhaust for use in urban greenhouses for food production. Captured Water, Carbon Dioxide From Car Exhaust Could Help Grow Food

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