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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Update: Another Ocelot Killed in South Texas

Nature Conservancy - Science

In a sad update to the ocelot conservation stories I wrote earlier this month , yet another ocelot has died on the South Texas roads. As I wrote previously, with the Texas ocelot population dwindling to dozens of animals, every cat counts. I visited South Texas early this summer to learn more about wildlife issues along the border. Unfortunately, the day my ocelot story ran, another ocelot wandered onto Texas road FM 100 and was killed by a vehicle.

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

The Traveling Naturalist: To the Bat Cave!

Nature Conservancy - Science

The world’s largest mammal concentrations are found at Texas Hill Country bat caves, where up to 15 million bats emerge each evening. More specifically, head to a bat cave in the Texas Hill Country, between now and the end of summer. At caves around Texas, Mexican free-tailed bats emerge nightly by the millions. A 2006 study estimated free-tailed bats saved south-central Texas cotton farmers more than $740,000 annually.

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America’s top 10 sweatiest cities

Green Traveler Guides

California Charlotte Dallas District of Columbia Florida Houston Los Angeles Miami North America North Carolina Orlando Raleigh San Diego Tampa Texas The Americas United States 10 sweatiest cities in U.S. | Green Travel News | Making summer travel plans? No sweat, or should we say lots of it. A team of environmental scientists has ranked major American metropolitan areas on their “sweatiness.”

Citizen Science Tuesday: Have You Seen This Lizard?

Nature Conservancy - Science

It’s a Texas treasure hunt and this time the search is on for a potentially vanishing lizard, the Spot-tailed Earless Lizard (STEL). Once abundant along the roads of Texas, reported sightings of these lizard have dropped significantly in recent years. Since the 2009 survey, Mike Duran has found STEL living in areas of southern Texas that were not checked during the initial survey. “We Spot-tailed earless lizard, a potentially vanishing species in Texas.

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Nilgai: Blue Antelope of the Anthropocene

Nature Conservancy - Science

South Texas is a biological treasure trove, as I’ve written in previous blogs. There was one frequent sighting that was perhaps even more surprising: the nilgai , a bluish, 600-pound Asian antelope that now roams freely along the Texas-Mexico border. In Texas. These piles are easily seen in Texas. And then there’s Texas. They expanded beyond the King Ranch and roam freely in the southernmost Texas counties. Nilgai.

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Big Data-Derived Tool Facilitates Closer Monitoring Of Recovery From Natural Disasters

Environmental News Network

Texas A&M researchers have mined location-based data to essential establishments during Hurricane Harvey to develop a framework for monitoring communities’ resilience.

Using Silicone Wristbands To Measure Air Quality

Environmental News Network

A Texas A&M study found that these inexpensive, convenient devices can measure exposure to a class of chemicals that can be harmful during pregnancy.

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The future of building is communities that are all-electric and ultra-efficient

AGreenLiving

From Utah to Texas to California, these homes are changing the way we think about the built environment. Business Green about-the-built and-more are-changing built california changing-the-way reporting texas wide-set

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Climate change pushes US weather to extremes

AGreenLiving

In Texas, Dallas dropped to -2°F, while southerly Houston and San Antonio got down to 13°F and 12­°F, respectively. million people without power in Texas alone on Tuesday morning — to make deadly storms even more lethal.

Galveston: After the Oil Spill

Cool Green Science

Fountain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Laura Huffman is director of The Nature Conservancy in Texas. At every level, the response in Galveston was swift —the damaged tanker was quickly sealed and towed away, authorities halted all traffic in and out of the Houston Ship Channel, and the nearby community of Texas City, Texas closed beachfront access to the public. Gulf of Mexico coastal marine oil spill shorebirds Texas A bird oiled by the Galveston spill.

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Gulf Coast Ready to Develop Carbon Storage Hub

Environmental News Network

The stage is set for a new carbon storage economy to emerge along the Gulf Coast, according to a study led by The University of Texas at Austin, with the region offering ample opportunities to capture and store carbon, and recent state and federal incentives giving an added push to get started.