Stories about advocacy for the environment

(Photo: A panoramic view of Belo Gardens Park in Downtown Dallas, which had its opening in May) Photo Credit to Tony Lauro via     

By Jada Brazell     

(Photo: A new study by the Environmental Working Group looks at the efficacy of organic and other sunscreens.)     

By Teresa McUsic     

Especially if you find yourself in DFW and North Texas, it’s time for fun in the sun. Two new sunscreen studies are out to guide consumers on how to protect their skin safely.

By Julie Thibodeaux     

(Photo: A rendering of the Kirby Creek Natural Science Education Center in Grand Prairie, representing the very definition of environmental education)     

June 6, 2012    

(Photo: Austin, Texas based Whole Foods, a premier seller of organic produce and other eco-friendly goods)     

By Teresa McUsic     

The sign of a member of Frisco Unleaded, a community group formed in Frisco to combat the Exide lead smelter in that city)

June 6, 2012  

When Shiby Mathew and her family moved to Frisco in 2008, they didn’t know that one of their neighbors would be a lead smelter.

Downwinders at Risk director Jim Schermbeck. Courtesy of Downwinders at Risk.       

June 5, 2012

(Photo: Courtesy the Trinity Strand Trail, at work on completing the organization's vision for more sustainable living options in Dallas through effective trails)     

By Jada Brazell     

(Photo: Some of the folks involved with Recycle Revolution, helping to make Dallas & Ft. Worth more of a recycling city)     

Thursday, May 31, 2012     

(Photo: The logo of the Black Vegetarian Society of Texas)

By Minnie Payne

Prompted by his own health concerns and reports that African Americans are prone to diet related diseases, particularly hypertension and diabetes, J. J. Johnson founded the non-profit Black Vegetarian Society of Texas in 2001.