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New Reports Show Forests Need Far More Funding to Help the Climate, and Even Then, They Can’t Do It All

International efforts to reduce deforestation are underfunded and overwhelmed by industries that continue to cut trees.

Georgina Gustin - 05-09-2022

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Warming Trends: Nature and Health Studies Focused on the Privileged, $1B for Climate School and Old Tires Detour Into Concrete

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 05-09-2022

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Conflicting views on the source of San Antonio’s air pollution could hinder improvement efforts

A local agency and the state of Texas say most of SA's pollution drifts in from other states. The EPA disagrees.

Lindsey Carnett - 05-09-2022

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Navistar expanding new SA facility to accommodate EV growth

The increased investment will give the Alamo City production facility greater flexibility.

Scott Bailey - 05-09-2022

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‘Stripped of Everything,’ Survivors of Colorado’s Most Destructive Fire Face Slow Recoveries and a Growing Climate Threat

Many who lost homes are finding insurance won’t pay enough for them to rebuild.

Melissa Bailey - 05-09-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: The Idea of Energy Efficiency Needs to Be Reinvented

Incremental gains are no longer good enough if the goal is to get carbon dioxide emissions to zero, a researcher argues....

Dan Gearino - 05-02-2022

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‘Earthship’ homes made from old cans, bottles and tires are being rediscovered

Old tires, crumpled cans and empty wine bottles are piling up at construction sites across the desert.

Maura Barrett and Andrew Davis - 05-02-2022

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Warming Trends: Tracking Bird Migration in the Night Sky, Plus the Olympic Mountains’ Rapidly Shrinking Glaciers and a Podcast Focused on Florida’s Polluted Environment

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Wesibrod - 05-02-2022

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Ending the sale of gas cars by 2030 was a radical idea. What changed?

7 factors driving the switch to electric vehicles.

Kate Yoder - 05-02-2022

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Historically low water levels in Lake Mead expose intake valve

Images of one pipe that began pumping water to Nevada customers in 1971 drew attention to a worsening megadrought.

Tim Fitzsimons - 05-02-2022

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Boerne named a 'Tree City USA' for 12th straight year by Arbor Day Foundation

It's planted almost 2,000 trees in the last 12 years.

Gabriel Romero - 05-02-2022

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The Current Rate of Ocean Warming Could Bring the Greatest Extinction of Sealife in 250 Million Years

Warming, oxygen-starved seas could lead marine species to vanish at a rate matching the planet’s biggest extinction.

Bob Berwyn - 05-02-2022

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Binational river park along border would be a connector, ‘much like the San Antonio River Walk’

The vision is for a binational park that would restore the Rio Grande's ecosystem and reconnect cities.

Raquel Torres - 05-02-2022

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Greenest home in SA? Couple showcases low impact lifestyle with hopes of inspiring others

It's all about little changes. Learn how the couple lives green in SA.

Lindsey Carnett - 04-25-2022

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Warming Trends: Smelly Beaches in Florida Deterred Tourists, Plus the Dearth of Climate Change in Pop Culture and Threats to the Colorado River

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katlyn Weisbrod - 04-25-2022

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Councilwoman calls for coal plant closure as region faces stricter air quality rules

Councilwoman Sandoval called for investment in clean energy and transitioning away from fossil fuels like coal.

Lindsey Carnett - 04-25-2022

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The ‘State of the Air’ in America Is Unhealthy and Getting Worse, Especially for People of Color

Millions more are breathing unhealthy air compared to just a few years ago, in large part due to climate change.

Kristoffer Tigue - 04-25-2022

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Want to Elect Climate Champions? Here’s How to Tell Who’s Really Serious About Climate Change

These tools and scorecards will help you find candidates truly committed to environmental issues.

Marianne Lavelle - 04-25-2022

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To prevent traffic fatalities, we must rethink road design

A new design philosophy is needed to make roads safer, particularly for pedestrians and cyclists.

Bill Barker - 04-18-2022

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Replanting the city: San Antonio seeks equitable tree cover with giveaway program

The EquiTree program distributes native trees to neighborhoods with increased low-income residents and people of color.

San Antonio Report - 11-30-2021

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Ready, set, grow: Gardeners compete to get the most out of urban food plots

Competitors in Gardopia Gardens' contest grow, harvest and document their bounty, and then enter their data online.

Jennifer Norris - 04-13-2022

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Sierra snowpack worsens, falls to lowest level in 7 years

Sierra snowpack — which provides a third of California's water supply — is at 38% of where it usually is.

Rachel Becker - 04-13-2022

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Biden Administration Launches $1 Billion Conservation Program

A $1 billion program will advance Biden's goal of conserving 30 percent of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030.

Yale - 04-13-2022

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Climate Change Poses a Huge Threat to Railroads. Environmental Engineers Have Ideas for How to Combat That

Solutions that work in concert with nature could help address climate risks but barriers remain in railroad industry.

Leah Campbell - 04-13-2022

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Texas is facing longer, drier droughts and more wildfires. Is San Antonio ready?

As of late last month, San Antonio is once again in drought — a familiar reality for those who live in South Texas.

San Antonio Report - 04-10-2022

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Report: Edwards Aquifer Protection Program ‘brightest success story for conservation in Texas’

Edwards Aquifer Protection Program a shining example of conservation efforts in Texas, urges cities to follow suit.

Lindsey Carnett - 04-04-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: US Battery Storage Soared in 2021, Including These Three Monster Projects

Storage industry continues rapid growth despite rising costs. California leads the way.

Dan Gerino - 04-04-2022

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Warming Trends: How Urban Parks Make Every Day Feel Like Christmas, Plus Fire-Proof Ceramic Homes and a Thriller Set in Fracking Country

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations, and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 04-04-2022

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Coffee shops partner with San Antonio River Authority for Earth Month discounts

Alamo City coffee shops offer an Earth month promotion for a 20% discount when bring reusable cup for morning fill-ups....

Nina Rangel - 04-04-2022

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Changing climate, pollution and wildfires complicate, lengthen allergy season

Experts say allergy season will be longer and more intense, thanks to high pollen counts and recent wildfires.

Monika Maeckle - 04-04-2022

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VIA’s first advanced rapid transit project recommended for federal funding

San Antonio’s first such system is among 7 projects in 6 states added to Biden’s list recommended for funding.

Shari Biediger - 04-04-2022

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3 ways the circular economy is vital for the energy transition

From recycling to circular design, these strategies can create valuable and profitable opportunities, too.

James Pennington - 03-28-2022

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Bridging the rural-urban energy-efficiency divide

Focusing on the climate pollutions from big cities keeps us blind to the energy burden in low-income communities.

Michelle Moore - 03-28-2022

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FERC Says it Will Consider Greenhouse Gas Emissions and ‘Environmental Justice’ Impacts in Approving New Natural Gas Pipelines

One gas advocate said the guidelines would make approvals for new pipelines “next to impossible.”

Zoha Tunio - 03-21-2022

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Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (TX-PACE) Program

This month’s blog focuses on the Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (TX-PACE) program and the historic Travis Bu...

Office of Sustainability - 03-30-2022

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Biodiversity and Food Systems

This month the Office of Sustainability (OS) is pleased to welcome Dr. Kelly Lyons and Stephen Lucke. The topic we are d...

Office of Sustainability - 12-01-2021

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Youth and Young Adult Engagement

This month, the Office of Sustainability (OS) is speaking with Aaron Arguello, member of the SA Climate Ready Climate Eq...

SA Office of Sustainability - 10-27-2021

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Transportation: EV’s and Mass Transit with Rick Cavender & Kathleen “Kammy” Horne

This month, the Office of Sustainability (OS) is pleased to welcome two guests as we discuss electric vehicles and mass ...

SA Office of Sustainability - 09-30-2021

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Workforce Development and Equity with James Cooper

The Office of Sustainability (OS) is excited to continue our new blog series, featuring interviews with community leader...

SA Office of Sustainability - 08-31-2021

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Health and Climate with Dr. Adelita Cantu

Over the coming months, the Office of Sustainability (OS) will be interviewing community leaders on important issues sur...

SA Office of Sustainability - 08-03-2021