North Texas environmentalists

Recipients of the Sierra Club's Lone Star Chapter Awards gather for a group photo.

Green Tips Guy

We're posting a new feature called "Green Tip of the Week "created by Green Tip Guy Jason Winningham of Duncanville.  

Arlington Conservation Council volunteers pose in front of their state bird float.

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.

June 15, 2015

The Dallas Green Alliance was celebrating its victories following the Dallas City Council runoff election on Saturday.

"I'm really proud of the progressive green residents of Dallas," said Dallas Green Alliance chair Cherelle Blazer. "I feel like we had a huge effect on the elections."

On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council voted to repeal the city's bag fee ordinance after plastic bag manufacturers sued. 

UPDATE June 14, 2015: Story has been updated below with election results. 

June 5, 2015

On Wednesday, the local fight against plastic bags took a blow when the Dallas City Council voted 10-4 to repeal the Dallas bag fee that went into effect in January.

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

Last week, the city of North Richlands Hills overturned an ordinance requiring a special use permit for solar panels on the street-facing side of homes. Photo courtesy of the DFW Solar Tour.

May 25, 2015

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