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Plastic can take hundreds of years to break down – and we keep making more | Kim Heacox

Americans throw away an estimated 2.5m plastic water bottles an hour.

Kim Heacox - 08-08-2022

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How Is the Jet Stream Connected to Simultaneous Heat Waves Across the Globe?

Scientists are racing to understand the changing shape of the air currents.

Leslie Hook - 08-01-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: What’s Hotter than Solar Panels? Solar Windows.

Researchers and startups are moving forward with plans for windows that generate electricity.

Dan Gearino - 08-01-2022

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San Antonio customers' CPS Energy bills jumped over 50% in June

Air conditioners weren't the only reason for the increase.

Steven Santana - 08-01-2022

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The Link is an $80M plan to cool urban streetscapes and heat up north downtown development

The proposed park connects the River Walk and San Pedro Creek Culture Park via landscaped footpaths and water features.

Shari Biediger - 07-25-2022

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San Antonio’s downtown in search of a new vision

Opinion: Tech sector's departures from business district could make way for new residential housing.

Robert Rivard - 07-25-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: Did You Miss Me? A Giant Battery Storage Plant Is Back Online, Just in Time for Summer

California hit a new high for battery storage use, thanks to plants like the one at Moss Landing.

Dan Gearino - 07-25-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: Some EVs Now Pay for Themselves in a Year

Evs are now a better deal than gas cars, due to much lower fuel and maintenance costs and a $7,500 tax credit.

James Pothen - 07-17-2022

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Warming Trends: The Tokyo Olympics’ Reduced Carbon Footprint, a Fin Whale Feeding Frenzy and the Tech Guru Who’s Trying to Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth

A column highlighting studies, innovations, and other development from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 07-17-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: This Virtual Power Plant Is Trying to Tackle a Housing Crisis and an Energy Crisis All at Once

Bay Area project combines subsidized housing with solar and battery systems that work together to support the grid.

Dan Gearino - 07-12-2022

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CPS Energy sends out San Antonio-wide phone alerts to conserve power

CPS Energy is making sure San Antonio conserves energy. 

Steven Santana - 07-12-2022

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Vertical farming provides alternative way to grow produce

With temperatures 5-15 degrees above average, farming across the U.S. has been especially impacted.

NBC News - 07-12-2022

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In Climate-Driven Disasters, Older People and the Disabled Are Most at Risk. Now In-Home Caregivers Are Being Trained in How to Help Them

Program offers tools and training to caregivers, who often find themselves on the front lines of natural disasters.

Katie Rodriquez - 07-12-2022

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Warming Trends: Carbon-Neutral Concrete, Climate-Altered Menus and Olympic Skiing in Vanuatu

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

Katelyn Weisbrod - 07-12-2022

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How we’re making San Antonio hotter — and how we can help cool it down

For the next generation, it's important to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Bill Barker - 07-12-2022

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Texans urged to save energy as extreme heatwave strains power grid

Electricity demand expected to surpass supply as temperatures hit triple digits, shattering records.

Nina Lakhani - 07-12-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: Yes, There Are Benefits of Growing Broccoli Beneath Solar Panels

Shade from solar panels leads to a brighter green color for broccoli, reduced evaporation and more income for farmers.

Dan Gearino - 06-30-2022

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These Clergy Are Bridging the Gap Between Religion and Climate

A Rabbi and a Protestant minister offer suggestions for how to engage congregations to solve the climate crisis.

James Bruggers - 06-30-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: E-bike Sales and Sharing are Booming. But Can They Help Take Cars off the Road?

E-bikes are getting a big boost from states that hope they will reduce driving, energy consumption and emissions.

James Pothen - 06-27-2022

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Warming Trends: Putting Citizen Scientists to Work, Assuring Climate-Depressed Kids That the Future is Bright, and Deploying Solar-Hydrogen Generators

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

Katelyn Weisbrod - 06-27-2022

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Pollen and heat: A looming challenge for global agriculture

Unusually high springtime temperatures can kill pollen and interfere with the fertilization of crops.

Carolyn Beans - 06-27-2022

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Solar panel waste is not the worst thing that’s ever happened

It is always important to put challenges like this in context.

Jon Smieja - 06-27-2022

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Warming Trends: How Hairdressers Are Mobilizing to Counter Climate Change, Plus Polar Bears in Greenland and the ‘Sounds of the Ocean’

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

Katelyn Weisbrod - 06-20-2022

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Online Disinformation Uses Culture Wars to Delay Climate Action, Study Says

Online disinformation campaigns aim to delay climate action by intentionally dragging the issue into politics.

Kristoffer Teague - 06-13-2022

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 Inside Clean Energy: Solid-State Batteries for EVs Make a Leap Toward Mass Production

Solid Power has begun rolling out batteries that will enable electric cars to run much longer on a charge.

Dan Gearino - 06-13-2022

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Slowed by COVID, San Antonio’s climate plans now face economic hurdles

More elements of the 2019 plan have been stripped due to perceived burden for businesses.

Andrea Drusch - 06-13-2022

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Here’s what has to happen before CPS Energy can shut down its last coal plant

The utility says it will take until 2030 to get it done.

Lindsey Carnett - 06-06-2022

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City of San Antonio giving away free mulch entire month of June

Get it while supplies last.

Kristina Coble - 06-06-2022

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The Vanishing Rio Grande: Warming Takes a Toll on a Legendary River

Now, rising temperatures and an unprecedented drought pose a grave and growing peril to the river and its ecosystems.

Jim Robbins - 06-06-2022

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A Texas county wants to punish polluters. The state won’t let it.

Residents of eastern Harris County have grown tired of almost-daily chemical leaks and the occasional catastrophe.

David Leffler & Savanna Strott - 06-06-2022

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Downtown's Elsewhere Garden Bar buys 6 acres in Northeast San Antonio for second location

The new spot will feature a 45-foot ferris wheel, a secret garden speakeasy and a greenhouse for weddings and events.

Nina Rangel - 05-27-2022

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Yes, you can save lives by planting trees, a new study says

Increasing urban greenery could save lives of tens of thousands of older adults, researchers found.

Julia Kane - 05-27-2022

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New Study Says World Must Cut Short-Lived Climate Pollutants as Well as Carbon Dioxide to Meet Paris Agreement Goals

Failing to rein in methane, HFCs and soot, will speed global warming in the coming decades.

Phil McKenna - 05-27-2022

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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