Posted: 10/09/2013 - It’s easy to figure out how much a tree is worth when it is harvested for lumber, paper or firewood. But what about when it’s still standing tall in the forest, providing shade on sunny days, giving homes to woodland animals and helping clean the air you breathe and the water you drink?
Posted: 09/03/2013 - In some of this planet’s driest regions, where rainfall is rare or even nonexistent, a few specialized plants and insects have devised ingenious strategies to provide themselves with the water necessary for life: They pull it right out of the air, from fog that drifts in from warm oceans nearby.
Updated: 08/13/2013 - Environment Texas Research & Policy Center has released Lighting the Way: What We Can Learn from America’s Top 12 Solar States, a new report highlighting the “Dazzling Dozen” states leading the solar energy boom across the country. Texas, however, missed the cut and ranks thirteenth in the nation for per capita solar installations.
Updated: 08/13/2013 - At 840 miles long, the Brazos River is a lifeline for municipalities that pump water, industries that use the water for manufacturing plants and farmers who have relied on the river to irrigate their crops. But like many other rivers in the state, it has seen the drought take its toll.