Texas Green Report

Texas Green Report

The Texas Green Report is produced by Green Source DFW and the Memnosyne Institute. Episodes feature green experts, leaders and entrepreneurs sharing their knowledge of green living and environmental issues as it relates to Texas.... Show More

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Montopolis is an Austin-based orchestral rock band that creates multi-media performances that showcase the ecological jewels of Texas. Featuring original music by Justin Sherburn, the traveling shows weave history, storytelling and ecology with photography, video and live music to bring attention to regional treasures and the threats they face. Texas Green Report's Amy Martin talks to Sherburn about the inspiration behind the g...

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A 25-year-old clean air advocacy group in North Texas is showing residents how to use portable air monitors. We spoke to Evy Mayo of Downwinders at Risk and Ranjana Bhandari of Liveable Arlington, as well as workshop attendees, about the value of citizens having easy access to air quality data. Report by Julie Thibodeaux. Learn more about Texas green issues at GreenSourceDFW.org. Full transcript here.

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Learn how a DC-based non-profit Solar United Neighbors is creating co-ops in Texas to take some of the homework out of the process of putting solar panels on your roof. Report by Marshall Hinsley. Learn more about sustainable living on GreenSourceDFW.org. Full transcript here.

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Dr. Robert Coulson, a professor of entomology at Texas A&M University, explains how Texas cars are having a significant impact on the monarch population and what can be done to protect the butterflies from fatal collisions. Report by Marshall Hinsley. Full transcript here.

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Texas native plants are being threatened by a convergence of risks - urban sprawl, invasive plants and climate change. Kim Taylor, a conservation research botanist at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth, talks about the seed bank she and other botanists across the state are building to ensure the survival of Texas native plant species facing these pressures. Report by Marshall Hinsley. Full transcript here.

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September 20, 2019 10 min

Ken Rosenberg, a conservation scientist with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is the lead author on a study published in Science that says North America’s bird population has declined by three billion birds since the 1970s. We talk to him about the findings as it relates to Texas, the causes and what we can do about it. Report by Marshall Hinsley. Learn more about environmental issues and sustainable trends in Texas on GreenSourceDF...

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A North Texas couple Dr. Tony Perri, a Dallas urologist, and Dottie Perri, a nurse, are both members of the Dallas-Fort Worth Chapter of the Climate Reality Project. They describe how climate change will impact North Texans from a health perspective. Produced by Green Source DFW reporter Marshall Hinsley. Full transcript here. Read more about the DFW Chapter of the Climate Reality Project


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Dallas landscape architect, city planner and University of Texas at Arlington professor Kevin Sloan talks about rewilding, a global trend in landscape design that plans for the inclusion of native wildlife as well as native plants. Read more about rewilding here. Podcast by Green Source DFW reporter Marshall Hinsley. Full transcript here.

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August 20, 2019 4 min

North Texas Green Report reporter Andrea Ridout talks with Jeff Raska, horticulturist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Dallas, about organic gardening basics. Jeff also shares his favorite plants. For more information about organic gardening, visit Texas A&M AgriLife.

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