Posted: 11:10 AM The clean technology boom seems to spread exponentially every year. These new eco-friendly inventions compete with, and sometimes surpass, their conventional counterparts.
Posted: 9:26 AM Bryan/College Station – Paul Brannon with Klett Realty and Land Office has been awarded the National Association of REALTORS®’ [NAR’s] Green Designation, the only green real estate professional designation recognized by NAR.
Updated: 10:22 AM A group of over 45 energy, investment and IT firms, as well as a number of green NGOs have joined forces this week to call on US president Barack Obama to explicitly support the roll out of advanced smart meter technologies for every household and business in the US.
Posted: 9:09 AM A new Website, www.SmartMeterTexas.com , gives Texas electric customers with smart meters the ability to better manage electric bills.
Updated: 10:40 AM Through an innovative partnership with Take Part, American Express will not only donate $4 million annually to causes selected by the public, but it will actually reward volunteer service.
Posted: 2:46 PM Texas A&M students Thursday voted themselves a $3-per-semester fee to establish the "Aggie Green Fund" to support sustainability efforts on campus.
Updated: 1:37 PM Sam Houston State University has been awarded an incentive check of $12,662 from the Entergy Texas Schools Conserving Resources (SCORESM) Program for incorporating energy efficiency lighting and air conditioning systems into several campus buildings including the Physical Plant Office, Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility, and Recreational Sports Building, among others.
Posted: 12:40 PM The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) strongly supported a resolution, introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), disapproving of the decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHG) under the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Posted: 4:16 PM An early and intensive response by state game wardens and coastal fisheries biologists are bolstering efforts to rescue record numbers of Atlantic green sea turtles stunned during recent cold weather along the Texas coast.
Posted: 1:52 PM Speakers representing government, academia and industry in Spain will provide a firsthand accounting of the benefits of wind energy. The symposium’s main objective is to disseminate information about wind energy as a beneficial alternative energy source.
Posted: 11:04 AM “Blue haze,” a common occurrence that appears over heavily forested areas around the world, is formed by natural emissions of chemicals, but human activities can worsen it to the point of affecting the world’s weather and even cause potential climate problems, according to a study led by a Texas A&M University researcher.
Updated: 3:41 PM As the nation's nuclear stockpile is reduced, more and more nuclear components will be cleaned and stored at Department of Energy sites across the nation, including the National Nuclear Security Administration's Pantex Plant in Amarillo, which is tasked with the dismantlement and interim storage missions.
Posted: 3:04 PM The City of Bryan is hosting five free “green living” workshops, open to all Brazos Valley residents, beginning Aug. 24.
Posted: 1:24 PM The Brazos Valley Farmers' Market is now accepting reusable food packaging items, such as empty egg cartons, glass jars, paper and plastic bags, rubber bands, twine, plastic berry boxes and fabric remnants. Many vendors offer discounted prices to those who bring in reusable items.
Updated: 11:06 AM What do I do with my old phone book now? Don’t throw it in the trash. Recycle it! Old telephone books can be used to make environmentally friendly insulation for houses, mulch for gardens, egg cartons, and a variety of assorted paper products, such as utility bill envelopes, cereal boxes, and grocery bags.
Updated: 2:16 PM The City of Bryan’s Water Services Department has been honored with two Watermark awards from the Texas chapter of American Water Works Association.
Posted: 6:08 PM Keep Texas Beautiful has recognized Navasota as one of nine winners of the 2009 Governor’s Community Achievement Award (GCAA) for outstanding community improvement. The award is one of the most coveted annual environmental and community improvement honors in Texas. The winners will share $1 million in landscape grants from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT); Navasota will receive $75,000 for a landscaping project along a local state right-of-way.
Posted: 10:11 AM On Sunday, February 8 News 3 anchors Steve Fullhart, Crystal Galny, Rodney Harris, and Shane McAuliffe passed out reusable grocery bags to Aggie Basketball fans at the ladies basketball game vs. Nebraska at Reed Arena.
Posted: 12:22 PM The U.S. House of Representatives seized an opportunity to repower America and rebuild the economy by making bold investments in clean energy and energy efficiency through the economic recovery bill passed 244 to 188 this evening, according to Environment Texas
Updated: 7:07 PM It takes a lot of effort to build a home, and some would say the same thing about going green. But what about doing both at the same time? That's what one College Station woman did when she built her new home last summer.
Posted: 4:52 PM The City of Bryan’s Communications Department has joined the City’s green initiative by eliminating its use of video tapes. Prior to this switch the Department used an estimated 300 tapes each year for City Council workshop and regular meetings, television programming and video PSA production.
Posted: 5:58 PM The City of Navasota Sanitation Department would like to remind Navasota residents to recycle their Christmas trees after the holiday season. Through the Christmas tree recycling program, the City is able to provide mulch for the community and reduce the amount of waste being sent to the landfill.
Posted: 3:30 PM The 2009 Christmas tree recycling event is set for noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Sue Haswell Park in Bryan and Central Park in College Station.
Posted: 3:42 PM Viewers can go to www.energysavers.gov for low-cost, no-cost tips to save on their electric bill.