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Who Were the Worst Climate Polluters in the US in 2021?

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions climbed by 4.1 percent from major industrial sources in 2021 according to the EPA.

Phil McKenna - 11-21-2022

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Texas oil and gas agency investigating 5.4 magnitude earthquake in West Texas, the largest in three decades

An increase in seismic activity in Texas has been linked to injecting fracking wastewater underground.

Erin Douglas - 11-21-2022

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5 ways to turn climate talk into action

COP27 was all about implementation. Here’s how to make that happen—and it starts at the local level.

Zung Nguyen Vu - 11-21-2022

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More than 30 climate activists behind bars in UK during Cop27

More than 30 climate activists were behind bars in UK prisons during COP27.

Damien Gayle - 11-21-2022

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San Antonio's third Sprouts Farmers Market opening on the West Side this Friday

San Antonio’s West Side will is about to gain another spot to grab fresh organic produce, bulk nuts and supplements.

Nina Rangel - 11-14-2022

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Science Day at COP27 Shows That Climate Talks Aren’t Keeping Pace With Planetary Physics

A new report warns that the “myth of adaptation” is putting millions of people at risk.

Bob Berwyn - 11-14-2022

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New EPA Proposal to Augment Methane Regulations Would Help Achieve an 87% Reduction From the Oil and Gas Industry by 2030

Steep reductions methane emissions are among the most important steps for slowing climate change in the short term.

Phil McKenna - 11-14-2022

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Microgrids Link Clean Energy and Mobility

Resilient microgrids can be the key to linking renewables, EVs and advanced software systems.

GreenBiz - 11-14-2022

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Exclusive: SA Zoo uncorks new partnership to expand conservation

The latest deal follows a similar alliance with a local brewery launched in 2017.

W. Scott Bailey - 11-14-2022

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COP27: The business imperative

This year, money reigns supreme.

Joel Makower - 11-07-2022

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Countries Want to Plant Trees to Offset Their Carbon Emissions, but There Isn’t Enough Land on Earth to Grow Them

Researchers say we can’t plant our way out of global warming—and it’s disingenuous to pretend that we can.

Katie Surma - 11-07-2022

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Why the Feared Wave of Solar Panel Waste May Be Smaller and Arrive Later Than We Expected

Improvements in solar panels mean we need to change expectations about when they’ll need to be repurposed or recycled.

Dan Gearino - 11-07-2022

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How Climate Change Influences Temperatures in 1,000 Cities Around the World

A new tool can tell you how big an impact climate change had on the temperature in those cities on any given day.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 10-31-2022

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The EV Battery Boom Is Here, With Manufacturers Investing Billions in Midwest Factories

Announcements of more plants in the so-called “Battery Belt” of the U.S., the industry is growing at a breakneck pace.

Dan Gearino - 10-31-2022

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Report: Texas power grid still not ready for extreme winter weather

The report says the grid still is vulnerable.

Priscilla Aguirre - 10-31-2022

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A New Report Suggests 6 ‘Magic’ Measures to Curb Emissions of Super-Polluting Refrigerants

The chemicals are thousands of times worse for the climate than carbon dioxide over the near term.

Phil McKenna - 10-24-2022

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Indigenous Leaders in Texas Target Global Banks to Keep LNG Export Off of Sacred Land at the Port of Brownsville

Since Congress lifted the oil export ban in 2015, three proposed export facilities have fallen victim to the protest.

Dylan Baddour - 10-24-2022

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What’s Good for Birds Is Good for People and the Planet. But More Than Half of Bird Species in the U.S. Are in Decline

Scientist calls the situation alarming but remains hopeful better environmental stewardship can help birds recover.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 10-24-2022

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Western Wildfires Are Fueling Extreme Weather in Other States, Federal Scientists Say

Blazes have contributed to a surge in air pollution and emissions, and are even influencing weather in other regions.

Inside Climate News - 10-19-2022

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The ‘Both Siderism’ That Once Dominated Climate Coverage Has Now Become a Staple of Stories About Eating Less Meat

Volcanic ash in Lake Mead, a videogame called Floodland and a database covering every tree on the planet.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 10-19-2022

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The resourceful city: Taking a circular approach to resources

Challenging the 2,000-year-old method of using landfills for waste disposal.

Conor Riffle - 10-19-2022

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Cities Are a Big Part of the Climate Problem. They Can Also Be a Big Part of the Solution

A new guide lists 1,000 things they can do.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 10-10-2022

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A Clean Energy Trifecta: Wind, Solar and Storage in the Same Project

One of the largest hybrid renewable energy plants in the country just opened in Oregon.

Dan Gearino - 10-10-2022

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Building EV charging through public-private partnerships

Cities and companies can work together to install charging stations. Learn more from this article featuring San Antonio!...

Smart Cities Drive - 10-04-2022

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Texas Is Now the Nation’s Biggest Emitter of Toxic Substances Into Streams, Rivers and Lakes

A new report puts Texas above the Great Lakes states for industrial discharges into waterways for the first time since.

Dylan Baddour - 10-04-2022

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Feeling Overwhelmed About Going All-Electric at Home? Here’s How to Get Started

You can’t completely banish fossil fuels from your home in one fell swoop, but some achievable plays are within reach.

Dan Gearino - 10-04-2022

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Senate Votes to Ratify the Kigali Amendment, Joining 137 Nations in an Effort to Curb Global Warming

The binding agreement will almost immediately slow global warming and create domestic manufacturing jobs.

Phil McKenna - 09-26-2022

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The Pathway to 90% Clean Electricity Is Mostly Clear. The Last 10%, Not So Much

New paper suggests six different approaches for the difficult final steps necessary to get to a 100% carbon-free grid.

Dan Gearino - 09-26-2022

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Brackenridge Park wants to bring back the massive herd of grazing goats

Poison ivy is their caviar. 

Camille Sauers - 09-26-2022

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Western Forests, Snowpack and Wildfires Appear Trapped in a Vicious Climate Cycle

A new study probes how extreme wildfires affect the water cycle in key mountain forests that store water.

Bob Berwyn - 09-26-2022

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Warming Trends: A Comedy With Solar Themes, a Greener Cryptocurrency and the Underestimated Climate Supermajority

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

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-19-2022

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Remember That Coal Surge Last Year? Yeah, It’s Over

Renewables are now about 25 percent of U.S. electricity generation, leapfrogging coal.

Dan Gearino - 09-12-2022

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Warming Trends: Video Gamers Helping the Climate, a Big Advance for Lab-Grown Meat and Belabored Decisions May Bring Better Results, If Not More Happiness

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

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-12-2022

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Judge Upholds $14 Million Fine in Long-running Citizen Suit Against Exxon in Texas

The oil giant’s own reports show thousands of emissions affecting the health of nearby communities.

Dylan Baddour - 09-06-2022

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Warming Trends: Climate Insomnia, the Decline of Alpine Bumblebees and Cycling like the Dutch and the Danes

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

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-06-2022

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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