environment http://tpr.org en TPR Arbor Takes Shape With Your Help http://tpr.org/post/tpr-arbor-takes-shape-your-help <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.sanantonioriver.org/mission_reach/mission_reach.php" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Mission Reach Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Project</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is restoring an eight-mile stretch of the San Antonio River into a quality natural riparian ecosystem.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The San Antonio River Authority has given TPR the opportunity to adopt a 3.4-acre stretch of natural area adjacent to the project, which we are calling the <strong>TPaRbor</strong>.</span></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:20:45 +0000 Carin Lamontagne 27633 at http://tpr.org TPR Arbor Takes Shape With Your Help "Ranch Philosophy" On Display In New Photo Book http://tpr.org/post/ranch-philosophy-display-new-photo-book <p>There's a new photo book out now by David K. Langford about his family’s Hill Country Ranch, and if you look back at the ranch’s history, it’s clear that their ranching philosophy is an extension of the property’s founder, Alfred Giles, a well-known South Texas architect in whose buildings you may have stood. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Langford explains, w</span>hen Giles established his ranch outside Comfort, his ranching philosophy has two themes.</p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:08:21 +0000 Jack Morgan 28125 at http://tpr.org "Ranch Philosophy" On Display In New Photo Book Scientist Switches Position, Now Supports Keystone XL Pipeline http://tpr.org/post/scientist-switches-position-now-supports-keystone-xl-pipeline Transcript <p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST: <p>And I'm David Greene. Good morning.<p>Environmental groups have poured a lot of money and energy into stopping the Keystone XL pipeline. The Obama administration has been in a long vetting process over whether to approve this project. The pipeline would carry carbon-rich oil several thousand miles from the tar sand fields of Canada South. Many environmentalists see this fight as an important test of whether the U.S. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:31:00 +0000 editor 27084 at http://tpr.org Navajo Communities Face Water Poverty Crisis http://tpr.org/post/navajo-communities-face-water-poverty-crisis <p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: Most Americans use more than 100 gallons of water a day, but in Smith Lake, New Mexico, on the Navajo Nation, they use seven. As industries develop farther into remote areas, they run into conflicts with tribes who view certain sites as sacred New York City's "stop and frisk" law has been controversial because of the potential for racial profiling and in San Diego, activists say the same thing is happening.<br /> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 19:20:04 +0000 Crystal Chavez 24872 at http://tpr.org Navajo Communities Face Water Poverty Crisis Despite Efforts, The Rio Grande Is One Dirty Border http://tpr.org/post/despite-efforts-rio-grande-one-dirty-border There's one easy way to find out how bad the water quality is in the Rio Grande: get into a kayak.<p>Paddle through chocolate brown water in Laredo and the overwhelming smell makes it hard to breathe. A dog's carcass floats by; there are many dead fish, too.<p>In 1994, Mexico and the U.S. <a href="http://www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/north-american-free-trade-agreement-nafta">signed the North American Free Trade Agreement</a>. Since then, the two countries have worked to clean up the river that makes up 1,200 miles of their shared border. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 13:44:16 +0000 editor 20662 at http://tpr.org Despite Efforts, The Rio Grande Is One Dirty Border Gone Tomorrow: Don't Mess With Texas Wildflowers http://tpr.org/post/gone-tomorrow-dont-mess-texas-wildflowers For variegated reasons – urban sprawl, large-scale farming, invasive plants and human thoughtlessness – wildflowers in America are vanishing.<p>Which is a shame.<p>In Texas, for instance, bloomspotting in the vast expanse of the Lone Starscape can be like birdwatching. Amid the dun and dust of desert and field, flora can surprise, delight, astonish.<p>Texas is a gargantuan state that highlights its hugeness, and smallness can get lost in spaciousness. But occasionally largeness can lead to largess. And protectiveness. Tue, 03 Sep 2013 18:36:55 +0000 Linton Weeks 17811 at http://tpr.org Gone Tomorrow: Don't Mess With Texas Wildflowers The Source: What Is After CSCOPE? | The Cranes And The Water http://tpr.org/post/source-what-after-cscope-cranes-and-water <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>CSCOPE, an online curriculum provider for 877 school districts in Texas, became a rallying cry for conservative talk-radio hosts and legislators and the one legislator who is both, Sen Dan Patrick, R-Houston, led the charge. &nbsp;</p><p>Now that the state's contract with the curriculum management tool has been canceled, what happens? &nbsp;</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 22:02:11 +0000 Paul Flahive 16179 at http://tpr.org The Source: What Is After CSCOPE? | The Cranes And The Water Environmentalists Examine The Long-Term Costs Of Fracking http://tpr.org/post/environmentalists-examine-long-term-costs-fracking <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An environmental group has released the results of a study that details the cost of the new oil boom known as </span>“Fracking.”<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fracking extracts oil and gas from the ground by injecting well sites with a high-pressurized mixture of water, salts and chemicals (see above graphic).</span></p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 19:35:26 +0000 Ryan Poppe 15344 at http://tpr.org Environmentalists Examine The Long-Term Costs Of Fracking Free Community Event: 'Bag It!' Movie Screening http://tpr.org/post/free-community-event-bag-it-movie-screening <p>Is your life too plastic? Have you ever considered the impact of plastics on your health and your environment? The documentary film <a href="http://www.bagitmovie.com/" target="_blank">"Bag It!"</a> follows one man's journey to learn about his own use of plastics and how they affect the world.&nbsp;</p><p>Texas Public Radio is presenting a free screening of "Bag It!" on Tuesday, March 5 at the <a href="http://www.lolsanantonio.com/" target="_blank">LOL Comedy Club</a>, followed by a panel discussion.&nbsp;</p><p>Panel Members:</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2013 21:21:58 +0000 Carin Lamontagne 5648 at http://tpr.org Free Community Event: 'Bag It!' Movie Screening