Environment

As part of Texas Public Radio's on-going focus on the environment, we are proud to bring the public and our members special events, stories and initiatives to help improve and draw attention to the city's health and environment.

To say President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration has public health and environmental advocates worried may be an understatement. Like a lot of Republicans, Trump wants to roll back environmental protections and some people are already protesting his positions in the streets . But, beyond protest, how will these groups push their agendas under the next administration?

David Martin Davies

The recent discovery of a massive oilfield in West Texas has many in the region on edge. Some are anticipating on a flow of jobs to the area but others are concerned that the drilling will spoil the desert’s beloved springs. Scuba diving into the San Solomon Springs is like exploring a coral reef – except it’s in the middle of the West Texas Chihuahuan desert. The water is crystal clear and filled with fish. They swim right up to the divers and surround them. In a cave there are six large...

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The legal challenges that come with private property rights and Texas’ growing need for water were the topic of the most recent Texas Water Symposium, held on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. Texas expected to double in population growth over the next 40-50 years, with most of the growth in cities, said Dr. Jay Banner in opening remarks before the panel. “Where will all these people—twice as many people as there currently are—get the water that they need?” he asked, noting the...

While climate change hasn’t been a major issue in this year’s presidential election, one could say it's on the ballot in the Texas 21st Congressional District race.

There’s a trend in San Antonio that seems to be on the rise and it isn’t good for people or the environment.

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