Philippe Cousteau Jr. delivered a message of warning and hope in Thursday's keynote address to the inaugural SXSW Eco Conference, a gathering devoted to environmental and sustainability issues. ... Read more..
The drought is taking a toll on trees in Central Texas. ... Read more..
Experts from around the nation are sharing solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the environment and economy.... Read more..
The City of Austin is switching to 100 percent green power. That makes the city the largest local government in the country to power all of its facilities with 100 percent green energy. ... Read more..
People with mild asthma symptoms who controlled their disease with over-the-counter inhalers will now have to get a prescription... Read more..
In January, new federal regulations on energy efficiency go into effect that will begin to phase out standard incandescent light bulbs. The most popular kind, the 60 watt size, will continue to be made until 2014.... Read more..
On Monday, Georgetown goes into Stage 2 water restrictions, which means watering only twice a week.... Read more..
A Cedar Park man believes his HOA may be denying his rights. This summer he requested permission to place solar panels on his home. The HOA said no, but now the state might disagree.... Read more..
After years of diminishing water supplies made even worse by the second-most severe drought in state history, some communities are resorting to a plan that might have seemed absurd a generation ago.... Read more..
The first of its kind "no packaging" store is about to open its doors in Austin. ... Read more..
Austin's largest array of solar panels now belongs to the University of Texas.... Read more..
Monday is the last day you can take advantage of the state's sales tax holiday on new Energy Star appliances. ... Read more..
Electric cars and vehicles powered by compressed natural gas would be allowed to drive in high-occupancy vehicle lanes even if only one person is in the automobile.... Read more..
The City of Austin is working toward a zero waste goal to reduce the amount of waste sent to area landfills by 90 percent by 2040. It created a new reality TV show to educate residents about how to reduce waste in their homes.... Read more..
If this year’s Earth Day has you wanting to minimize your carbon footprint, take a look at what’s in your lamp. ... Read more..
Earth Day celebrations are off to an early start in Austin. Several clean-up efforts and giveaways are planned throughout Thursday and Friday.... Read more..
The Texas Senate approved a program that would encourage companies to switch heavy vehicles from diesel fuel to natural gas.... Read more..
Austin Energy is offering customers cash incentives.... Read more..
Much of Austin's skyline will go dark for one hour Saturday night as many downtown buildings take part in Earth Hour. The event attempts to off set climate change by conserving energy.... Read more..
An event called the AltCar Expo at the Palmer Events Center is looking in to the future of how people travel. It showcases vehicles of all shapes and sizes; all of them use the latest in electric, hydrogen, plug-ins and more to reduce admissions.... Read more..