Texas Climate News, overseen by former Houston Chronicle environmental reporter Bill Dawson, features a newly expanded format with more original coverage by staff and contributors. Above, photo of the People's Climate March in New York City in September. Courtesy of Earth Justice.

June 30, 2015 

June 23, 2015 

Last week, Pope Francis delivered a blunt message to the world regarding the environment in a 184-page encyclical, entitled "Laudato Si," an Italian phrase meaning "Praised Be To You" taken from a song penned by St. Francis, the patron saint of ecology.

Above, Members of the DFW Citizens' Climate Lobby coaltion Shawn Reeder,  left, and Swetha Kannen and Jim Moffitt (behind to his right), head to meetings with members of Congress and their aides in Washington, DC, at last year's lobbying day. Photos courtesy of CCL.

June 22, 2015

Sen. Troy Fraser led an attempt to gut a key wind program from the state’s renewable standards. Courtesy of Texas Tribune/Bob Daemmrich.   

June 3, 2015

This is second in a series of weekly updates on bills in the Texas Legislature that address environmental issues in the final weeks of the session. 

May 19, 2015

With the 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature closing June 1, bill consideration is racing to a narrowing window.  This session has seen an unprecedented flood of environmentally adverse bills.  

This is first in a series of weekly updates on bills in the Texas Legislature that address environmental issues in the final weeks of the session. Photos courtesy of the state of Texas.

May 12, 2015 


This is the second in a two-part series featuring Dr. Bruce McCarl, Nobel Peace Prize-winning agricultural economist of Texas A & M University, who spoke on global climate change at Earth Day Texas April 25.  In Part 1, McCarl asserts the reality of climate change from a scientists' perspective.  

Above, a group of lobbyists from the North Dallas Texas Democratic Women's group joined others from the statewide group at the state Capitol on April 14. Courtesy of North Dallas Texas Democratic Women.

April 22, 2015

Karenna Gore will be speaking at Earth Day Texas on Friday, April 24, at 5 pm. Her presentation is titled: 'Integrity and Earth: Honoring Our Roots While Enhancing Progress.' 

April 15, 2015

Karenna Gore is director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, and the eldest daughter of former Vice President Al Gore, a longtime environmental activist. She will be speaking at Earth Day Texas on Friday, April 24, at 5 p.m. Green Source DFW interviewed her via email:


April 13, 2015

Another great Oak Cliff Earth Day was held Sunday at Lake Cliff Park in Dallas. The cloudy weather was perfect  – and cool, as were the folks we saw at the festival. Many brought along their canine companions, with some decked-out for the annual Mutt Strutt.

Photos by Phillip Shinoda

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