Dallas' new bag fee law requires a five-cent fee on all single use bags. Courtesy of city of Dallas.

Jan, 12, 2014

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. 


JANUARY

WILD CHILD

Local activists urge North Texans to let their political representatives know that the Keystone XL pipeline is part of an unsustainable future of fossil fuels. Above, protestors hold up signs at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas during rush hour in February. Courtesy of Linda Cooke.

Nov. 19, 2014

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 

A gas well fracked in March sits less than 400 feet from a home in Denton, which just became Texas' first city to ban fracking. Photo courtesy of Cooper Neill/Texas Tribune.

Nov. 5, 2014 

Texas Tribune 

The Arlington Conservation Council hosts: "Solar Option: Obstacles and Opportunities,” for its annual Julia Burgen Lecture Series on Nov 5 at the Eunice Center in Arlington. Photos courtesy of the DFW Solar Home Tour. Above, the Westbrook home in Fairview.

Oct. 29, 2014

Here's a wrap-up of the two-day Earth, Wind and Fire Energy Summit hosted by the Dallas Sierra Club in Addison Oct. 4-5. 

Oct. 8, 2014 

Good news! Bad news!

Aug. 27, 2014

By Minnie Payne

Behind the scenes at the Dallas County Community College District, there’s a Sustainability Team pushing students and staff to new heights of sustainability.

• Last year, the U.S. Forest Service locked the gate to significant areas of Lake Fannin Park, a wilderness gem on the Red River

• As a result, volunteers who restored the historic park have been unable to continue.

• Efforts are underway to transfer the land to county control.

Dallas activist leader and Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Award winner Rita Beving speaks outside a Texas Water Development Board hearing in Arlington in May against the proposed Marvin Nichols Reservoir. Photo courtesy of Texas Green Report.

July 29, 2014

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