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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.
Annually, household leaks account for 1 trillion gallons of wasted water nationwide. Fix a Leak Week, March 14-20, is bringing awareness to the importance of conserving water by fixing leaks. We’re celebrating Fix a Leak Week by helping our readers...
Composting can save money and time, while also helping Take Care of Texas. To read the whole news release and watch the video visit: .
The RESTORE Council announced today that submissions are now being accepted for restoration projects along the Texas Gulf Coast, to be funded by penalties resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. All Texas projects previously submitted on the NOAA website,...
Valentine’s Day is a time to show your family and friends that you care. However, you can also show your love for Texas by protecting our environment! Here are a few ideas to help you do your part this holiday....
For the first time since November 2010, the May 25 drought monitor showed the absence of extreme drought in Texas. As of June 1, Texas water supply reservoirs, which include reservoirs that provide water for all beneficial purposes such as...

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