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New Report: Temperatures Up in Houston

As the presidential candidates prepare to discuss some of the most important issues facing our country at their final debate tonight, Environment Texas released a new report documenting that the average temperature in the Houston area in 2007 was 1.5°F above the historical average. The year 2007 tied for the second warmest year on record globally and was the 10th warmest year on record in the United States.  These record temperatures are part of a trend toward rising temperatures resulting from global warming.

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Environment Texas Applauds Reps. Doggett, Jackson Lee, Green and Johnson on Global Warming

Environment Texas today hailed a letter sent by Representatives Lloyd Doggett, Sheila Jackson Lee, Al Green, Eddie Bernice Johnson and 148 members of Congress to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi laying out a blueprint for U.S. action to solve global warming. The letter establishes principles for “strong, fair, and science-based” legislation.

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Threats to Texas Parks Continue, But Funding Still Lacking

Pointing to a continuing crisis with Texas parks and natural areas, Environment Texas called on a legislative task force to finally meet and develop a plan to stop raiding parks funding for other purposes. The group also delivered to Lt Gov Dewhurst petitions signed by more than 2100 Texans calling on him to support a "long-term solution to give Texans the world class parks system we deserve".

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Threats to Texas Parks Continue, But Funding Still Lacking

AUSTIN – Pointing to a continuing crisis with Texas parks and natural areas, Environment Texas called on a legislative task force to finally meet and develop a plan to stop raiding parks funding for other purposes. The group also delivered to Lt Gov Dewhurst petitions signed by more than 2100 Texans calling on him to support a "long-term solution to give Texans the world class parks system we deserve".

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Energy and Housing Crisis Prompts Calls for More Efficient Buildings

Rising energy prices, the mortgage crisis and global warming have led a coalition of housing, consumer and environmental advocates to call on the city of Austin to adopt new standards to significantly improve the energy efficiency of existing homes, apartment complexes and commercial properties. A city task force issued recommendations on such a program earlier in the month.

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