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The National Park Service is celebrating 100 years of preserving America’s most diverse landscapes. Texas is home to 16 designated sites, including monuments, recreation areas and two national parks, that more than 5 million people visit every year.

 

How Population Growth Is Affecting The Texas Landscape

Sep 13, 2016
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Texas consistently ranks as one of fastest growing states in the U.S. On Think, Krys Boyd talked with conservationist David Todd about the ways that growth is affecting the natural landscape.

Texas Found 276 Cases of Groundwater Contamination Last Year

Sep 8, 2016
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State regulators last year documented 276 new cases of groundwater contamination across Texas, a slight increase compared to 2014 but far fewer than in years past.

Not everyone wandering around outside with their phones is searching for Pokémon. Some people are searching for real, rare wildlife.

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ExxonMobil shareholders in Dallas once again failed to pass several resolutions that would force the oil giant to address climate change. The Irving-based company has been under scrutiny for how it’s handled environmental issues.  And while environmentalists are disappointed, they're not surprised.

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Some North Texans ditched their cars this morning. It was Bike to Work Day, one of the largest cycling events across the country. While North Texas isn’t well-known for being particularly bike friendly, many cyclists wanted to prove otherwise. 

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There’s a been a lot of debate about what has caused the swarm of earthquakes in North Texas. A new study from the University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University says humans are likely behind the quakes – not just in recent years, but for nearly a century.

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The Dallas County Commissioner’s Court approved a resolution Tuesday calling for higher state air quality standards for North Texas.

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The American Lung Association released the results of its 17th annual State of the Air report on Wednesday. It’s a report card on the nation’s air quality, ranking metro areas based on ozone and particle pollution. 

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Two days after a landmark international deal on climate change, the city of Denton is debating its push toward more renewable energy in the first two official public hearings on the Renewable Denton plan.

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