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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

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Another record-setting quarter for solar, explained in 3 stats

Another quarter down, another solar record set. According to the latest figures from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar had its best second quarter in history. Below, I’ve selected three key stats that I think best help to explain their findings, and the state of solar overall.

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News Release | Environment Texas

Fort Worth outranks Dallas for Green Infrastructure

AUSTIN — Hurricane Harvey has demonstrated the need for better stormwater solutions in Texas, and one of the most important is Green Infrastructure. But while these natural drainage features are already being used across the state, official support for Green Infrastructure varies from city to city. According to a new study released by Environment Texas, Fort Worth ranks third among the state’s five biggest cities for Green Infrastructure policies, while Dallas ranks last.

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News Release | Environment Texas

Harvey shows why Houston must use Green Infrastructure

HOUSTON — Hurricane Harvey has shown the need for better stormwater solutions in Houston, and one of the most important is Green Infrastructure. But while these natural drainage features are already being used in a few places in Houston, the city’s official support for Green Infrastructure is low. Houston ranks fourth among the state’s five biggest cities for Green Infrastructure policies, according to the “Texas Stormwater Scorecard,” a new study released today by Environment Texas and the Galveston Bay Foundation.

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News Release | Environment Texas

Less Shelter from the Storm

AUSTIN - In the wake of Hurricane Harvey pummeling our coast, Environment Texas warned that pending budget proposals from the Trump administration and Congress threaten key programs that protect our communities from storm-related impacts.  The group documented threats to programs that prevent or curb flooding, sewage overflows and leaks from toxic waste sites. Environment Texas also called for preventing more global warming-fueled extreme weather in the future. 

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Storms get worse while politicians weaken our defenses against them | Luke Metzger

Flooding devastated communities across Texas. Meanwhile, scientists say that climate change will only intensify record breaking storms like Harvey. So what lessons can we learn from this tragedy?

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