If you are familiar with phrases like “going green” and “eco-friendly”, then you probably know what it means to live a sustainable lifestyle. In the most simplified terms, it's finding creative and effective ways to live your everyday ...
Uno de los mejores recursos en línea del estado con información sobre las ciencias marinas y costeras está ahora disponible en español.
Conjuntamente con el Mes Nacional de Herencia Hispana, el Programa Universitario Texas Sea Grant (TXSG) ha lanzado una versión en español de su popular sitio web para, según la Directora de TXSG Dra. Pamela Plotkin, “ser más inclusivos y alcanzar a la población de habla hispana que servimos”.
One of the state’s best online resources for marine and coastal science information is now available in Spanish. In conjunction with National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Texas Sea Grant College Program (TXSG) has launched a Spanish language version of its popular website "to be more inclusive and reach out to the Spanish-speaking population that we serve," said Dr. Pamela Plotkin, TXSG Director.
Last year's devastating wildfires destroyed the Lost Pines Forest of Bastrop, Texas. The good news is that recovery is underway, and now you can help bring back the loblolly trees that made the Lost Pines of Texas one of the most unique and beautiful places in the world.
A new study from the University of Rochester and Texas A&M found that for five months following the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, bacteria in the Gulf of Mexico consumed and removed at least 200,000 tons of oil and natural gas.
A federal grant to Texas A&M University may lead to more efficient testing, certification and adoption of improved commercial shrimp fishing gear that will also contribute to the sustainability of the nation’s other fisheries. The Texas Sea Grant College Program’s (TXSG) Gary Graham and Tony Reisinger will use the $83,571 award from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to identify and test promising models of bycatch reduction devices and then choose the designs that are most likely to pass the rigors of full federal certification testing, thus eliminating time and money lost testing designs that fail to meet federal standards.
There are few things in life more stressful than the daily grind of being a small business owner, but understanding what stress is and what can be done to lower stress levels, can make the life of any business owner just that little bit easier.
As extreme cases of stress can result in a breakdown of one's immune system, any business owner noticing that their stress levels are off the planet, should address the issue without delay.
This excellent short article, describes what happens to anyone under stress, and it offers four tips on how to cope better when stress levels are impacting upon your performance.
The cities of the future will have waste-to-energy plants, not shopping malls or churches, at their center, according to urban designer Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE.
At DLD Cities in London, he said "cities have centers that celebrate previous centuries -- in Europe, the cities celebrated spirituality, with cathedrals. After some time, the cathedrals became downtown cores- and celebrations of capitalism and commercialism".
The cities of the future will celebrate "the belief of what keeps us alive" - or elements of the city that make our lives better.
Terreform ONE, a green design company in Brooklyn, explores biohacks for the ecological issues facing modern cities. For instance, the waste New York City produces every hour weighs as much as the Statue of Liberty - in the future that waste could be recompacted into building blocks, or recycled "bales". Looking beyond recycling, though, it would be even better to create a city which didn't produce waste in the first place...
That means growing thousands of homes -- building a new suburb could involve twisting, pruning and manipulating large trees into the frames of buildings. "There would be no difference between the home and nature -- it would be something that would be a positive addition to the ecology," explained Joachim.
For more information on these innovative concepts, including biomimicry and new green technology proposals for future cities, stop by to read the complete article and visit referenced links on urban sustainability...
Sea ice around the North Pole melted away to record-breaking levels over the summer of 2012, surpassing the previous 2007 record by 293,000 square miles — an area about the size of Texas. The northern polar ice cap measured 1.32 million square miles on Sunday Sept. 16, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Boulder, Colo. The 2007 record was 1.61 million square miles.
Students for Sustainability adds new leaders, expands gardenHilltop ViewsThe new leaders of Students for Sustainability have planted their feet in a year filled with productivity to plan a few anticipated new events.
The world’s forage fish species — small, schooling fish such as herring and sardines that play a key role in the food web in marine ecosystems — represent about 20 percent of the global values of all marine fisheries, according to a new study.