Economic development officials are advancing a plan to dam the White River in Anderson and create a seven-mile lake, but environmental groups are pushing the idea of a riverside trail as an alternative with equal promise but less expense and...
The Cedar Creek Lake Area Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a day trip to the Texas State Capitol Feb. 3 for the start of the 84th Texas Legislature. The chamber sponsors a trip to the Capitol for the...
Ereckson Middle School’s Environmental Club recently received a $1,000 grant from Healthy Habitats, a nonprofit organization that provides grants and resources to schools and organizations throughout Texas to engage students in service-learning projects that contribute to environmental stewardship and wildlife protection in alignment with the Texas Conservation Action Plan (TCAP).
By 2050, 95% of seabirds will have plastic in their gut. That is just one finding from our national marine debris research project, the largest sample of marine debris data ever collected anywhere in the…
WITH VIDEO | Thousands of people flooded the Texas Summer Bash in San Marcos last weekend after event promotion went viral on the internet. Now news of the rollicking pool party is making national news.
Imagine visiting Yellowstone this summer. You wake up before dawn to take a picture of the sunrise over the mists emanating from Yellowstone hot springs. A thunderhead towers above the rising sun, and the picture turns out beautifully. You submit the photo to a contest sponsored by the National Weather...
Fines from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon drilling disaster will fund ecosystem health and restoration studies for Texas State researchers.
The Deepwater Horizon spill was an environmental disaster caused in April 2010 by the explosion of an offshore drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill lasted for three months and contaminated tens of thousands of square miles, according to the U.S. Department of the Treasury (USDT). It is the largest oil spill in American history.
Since Sept. 1, 2004, those who have bought a license to fish our lakes and rivers have paid an extra $5 per year for a freshwater stamp. Authorized by the Texas Legislature in 2003, the stamp created a dedicated fund to repair, maintain, renovate or replace freshwater hatcheries and to buy game fish to stock in public waters.
Across the Concho River, where he treats the townspeople to a Christmas light display, his vantage extends unimpeded to the cotton fields and goat herds and oil pumpjacks of the vast ranches, several of which he owns as well.
Hundreds of people rang in the new year by jumping in some of Central Texas' spring-fed waterways. Russell Wilde shows us how these celebratory swims are a reminder of the precious resource the water represents.
Jim Blackburn, a Houston environmental lawyer and the group’s lead counsel, said a recent 11-4 split among judges of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans and a dissenting opinion written by a former San Antonio judge bode well for the...
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