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Summer is a popular time to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of our great state. If you will be spending time outside this summer, remember to take care of your skin!
In the spring of 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to bring the environment into the national dialogue. In its first year, 20 million Americans celebrated Earth Day. Nearly 50 years later, Americans have conquered many...
In Texas, when dry conditions exist, a burn ban can be put in place by a county judge or county commissioners court prohibiting or restricting outdoor burning for public safety. The Texas Forest Service (TFS) continually reviews current and predicted...
That extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage, or about 1 million extra tons per week. With a little fine-tuning, everything from gift-giving to decorating can benefit the environment, too. Here are some easy tips to help Take...
Large sections of Texas are recovering from exceptional or extreme drought. These conditions are likely to get worse as summer approaches. Here are three things you can do now to help prepare for the summer. Install and Maintain Rain Barrels...
Commissioner Toby Baker, Texas designee to the federal RESTORE Council, is hosting four Listening Sessions along the coast in September. The purpose of the Listening Sessions is to give the public an opportunity to comment on the priorities for the...
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is cosponsoring an environmental summit with State Senator Kirk Watson, District 14, on Dec. 8, 2014, from 8 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center, 1408 Chestnut Str. Bastrop, Texas, 78602. The...
What is WaterSense? WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, helps consumers make smart water choices that save money and maintain high environmental standards without compromising performance. Products and services that have earned the WaterSense label have...
Ozone depletion, as well as seasonal and weather variations, cause different amounts of UV radiation to reach the Earth at any given time. Taking these factors into account, the UV Index predicts the level of solar UV radiation and indicates...
Fall is here. Along with the start of school, football, and cooler temperatures, our yards also get falling leaves. Look at ways to manage leaves this fall.

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