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Now, for the first time, you can purchase an Energy Star-certified clothes dryer . Clothes washers have seen a 70 percent drop in energy use since 1990 but, until now, dryers have largely remained inefficient. Dryers that have earned the...
The new August issue of News You Can Use is out and has some great tips for Taking Care of Texas when going back to school from buying recycled school supplies to using reusable lunch bags to recycling your old...
How can trees have knees if they don't have bones? The tree with knees is a bald cypress. It lives along rivers and in swamps. Its knees are actually part of its roots, which stick out of the water or...
Across the state, Texans are finding fun, creative ways to do their part, and they're garnering impressive results. We invite you to share your story on the ways you Take Care of Texas at
The State of Texas has unveiled , a dedicated online resource for Deepwater Horizon recovery efforts. features links and background information on the three funding sources available, RESTORE (Resources & Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of...
More than $56 million is now available for projects on the Texas Gulf Coast! The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Commissioner Toby Baker announced that requests for grant applications will be accepted beginning Friday, Jan. 15 for environmental, ecological, or...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s Take Care of Texas program today announced that country music star Kevin Fowler has released a follow-up to last year’s popular Take Care of Texas radio and TV public service announcement. “Kevin’s creative contribution...
The City of San Marcos and Texas State University, San Marcos Recreation on the San Marcos River has long been central to the lifestyle of residents and visitors alike. A recent population boom has impacted the river’s delicate ecosystem, causing...
Our 2016 Kids Art Contest is now open for entries! Students can enter by submitting a unique piece of artwork showing how they can help Take Care of Texas! Fifteen lucky kids across Texas will win a Samsung tablet and...

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