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.

Lance Tahmahkera, great-great grandson of Quanah Parker, will speak June 17 at 7 p.m. at the Texas Historic Tree Coalition meeting in Dallas. Courtesy of Barkley.biz.

June 16, 2015 

June 10, 2015

Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Award finalist Kenneth Winn wears a black hat but he's one of Pleasant Grove's good guys. For nearly a decade, the 71-year-old has been picking up trash and discouraging litterbugs in his southeast Dallas neighborhood – all on his own initiative. 

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.

May 26, 2015

By Amy Martin

The High Hope Ranch in Glen Rose will give guests the chance to experience the Camino de Santiago for a weekend at its 1,100 acre property on June 19-21. Photos courtesy of High Hope Ranch.

May 19, 2015 

An eco-friendly nature retreat in Glen Rose is recreating a shortened version of an historic route in Spain next month on its 1,100-acre preserve. 

May 12, 2015

By Rita Cook  

Laura Miller has a nose for herbs.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Commercial Horticulture Extension Agent for Tarrant County and sixth-generation Texan earned a bachelor of science in horticulture and a master of education in agricultural education from Texas A&M University. 


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, Flamingos at Las Terrazas, a small community and nature reserve in the municipality of Candelaria, Artemisa Province, Cuba. Photos courtesy of Gwen Thomas.

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