Andrea Ridout, founder of Gecko Hardware in Dallas, is launching a new radio show this month called "Down to Earth." It will air at noon on Saturdays on 1190AM. Gecko's mascot George the Rooster is featured on the program's theme song. Listen here. Photo courtesy of Gecko Hardware.


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.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dennis Wehrmann opened his eco-friendly brewery in 2008 in McKinney. Courtesy of tempestinatankard.com.

March 17, 2015

By Rita Cook  

March 17, 2015

By Minnie Payne

 

 

Above, Swetha Kannan and Shawn Reeder will head up the Dallas and Fort Worth groups, while Ricky Bradley, right, serves as Third Coast Regional CoordinatorA Denton chapter launched earlier this month.

Jan. 28, 2015

Street facing solar panels in Cedar Hill. Courtesy of DFW Solar Home Tour.  

Jan. 23, 2015  

Solar proponents in North Richland Hills are pushing back against the city’s solar ordinance, calling it too restrictive.  

Jan. 16, 2015

By Mellen West 

My retail electric provider is Champion Energy. I just renewed the twelve-month green energy plan to support renewable energy.  

Champion has a new clause in the contract… a $7.95 surcharge if I use under 800 kWhs each month. I rarely use under 800 kWh but it does send the wrong message to folks who should be conserving energy. I shopped around and they all seem to do it.  

Dec. 29, 2014

By Julie Thibodeaux

Here's a look back at some of the top environmental stories in the Dallas-Fort Worth region in 2014. 


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The city of North Richland Hills is considering requiring a special use permit for solar solar installations on street-facing slopes of a resident’s roof as well as for ground mounted systems more than 500 square feet. Above, a home in Cedar Hill with solar panels on the street-facing side of home. Photos courtesy of the DFW Solar Home Tour.

Nov. 11, 2014 

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