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

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.

In this last week of the current Texas Legislature, it’s a complicated, tricksy end game to see if bills harmful to Texas air, water, clean energy and consumer choice will become law. Photo courtesy of the Texas Tribune.

May 27, 2015

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.  

 Dr. Bruce McCarl, Agricultural Economist at Texas A & M University, is a member of the IPCC, the International Panel on Climate Change, established in 1988 by the U.N. and World Metereological Organization. The IPCC works to  “review and assess the most recent scientific, technical and socio-economic information produced worldwide relevant to the understanding of climate change.”

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center's Urban Water Team, from left, Karen Sanders, Daniel Cunningham, Clint Wolfe and Patrick Dickinson, won the Green Source DFW Sustainable Leader Award for Large Business or Nonprofit Project in March. Photos courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife. 

April 20, 2015

The Urban Water Team at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center is saving Texas water, one rain barrel at time. 

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