This morning, the Environmental Protection Agency released a list of 62 schools around the country set to have their air quality studied as part of what the agency calls "a new air toxics monitoring initiative." And there's a Dallas Independent School District elementary on the list: N.W. Harllee, s ... More >>
Care for a complimentary cocktail and appetizer? State and Allen Lounge will offer free drinks and hors d'oeuvres from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today. There's a catch: you may need an invitation--we've never been certain after carelessly tossing out the mailer--and you have to listen to a spiel about ... More >>
Ever wondered what's at the bottom of New York's Hudson River? Andrews, a small West Texas town 350 miles west of Dallas, is about to find out.Last month, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved an application to allow the disposal of low-level radioactive waste in a site just outside ... More >>
Laura Miller in a scene from Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal WarsWell, look, perhaps that headline's a little misleading -- I have no idea whether she'll actually show up on February 6, when the council chambers hosts the Texas Big City Mayors Meeting. (I did call; got voice mail.) But according to the ... More >>
Last night, the missus wondered why we received a postcard from the city's Sanitation Services Department inviting us to a "community meeting" with our city council member this Saturday to discuss garbage collection. "Um," I told her, "probably because they want to tell us that starting in February, ... More >>
Well, this story at least shows I wasn't alone this month when I nearly had a coronary while opening my electric bill. Said the study cited in the News piece that might have gone overlooked post-Obama Day, Dallas's average monthly bill for all utilities in '08 was $378.27, compared to the national a ... More >>
So, the Environmental Protection Agency has approved the Dallas/Fort Worth region's plan to reduce air pollution from ozone, making us the first in the nation to win the EPA's nod for a "state implementation plan." That's nice an all, but don't jump up and shout, "Woo-hoo, We're No. 1!" just yet.Oh, ... More >>
Former County Judge Margaret Keliher keeps trying to blow away the smoke over pollution plans
The railroad tie plant that gave birth to tiny Somerville may now be killing the town, residents claim
A body of water worth protecting
North Texas gets schooled on the nasty politics of dirty air
Martin Sexton embarks on an eco-friendly tour
How can all the top dogs in Dallas come out against TXU and coal?
Dallas Is Banking On Ethanol, But Is It The Fuel Of The Future Or A Barrel Of Pork?
Wading in the city's dirty water
To Deep Ellum's problems, add this: an underground raging river of poop