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EPA Recognizes Two El Paso Federal Facilities for Significant Energy Reductions and Cost Savings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Drug Enforcement Administration’ El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC)  and the Armendariz US Courthouse for reducing their environmental impacts. As part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC), more than 400 federal facilities, representing nearly 1.3 million federal employees, took steps to reduce pollution, support renewable energy, and operate more efficiently in 2014, resulting in an estimated cost savings of more than $24 million to U.S. taxpayers.

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EPA Recognizes Austin Federal Building for Significant Energy Reductions and Cost Savings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the JJ Pickle & Homer Thornberry Federal Building for reducing its environmental impacts. As part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC), more than 400 federal facilities, representing nearly 1.3 million federal employees, took steps to reduce pollution, support renewable energy, and operate more efficiently in 2014, resulting in an estimated cost savings of more than $24 million to U.S. taxpayers.

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Restore and Protect Open Waterways on with Water Doctor

Water Doctor Helps Protect What's Left of Vital WaterwaysBio S.I.’s Water Doctor Purifies Water Sources With Natural Microbes

With water accounting for 71% of the Earth’s surface[1], it’s safe to say that waterways deserve great attention when considering conservation efforts. Today there is a concern about water runoff from agriculture land and to a greater extent from home owners’ lawns. Many cities across the nation are looking for ways to help control runoff no matter what the source.  When water runoff flows into lakes, streams, ponds, and oceans, it can have a negative impact. Surface runoff can contaminate water sources, cause eutrophication (algal blooms), and cause health issues for plants and animals. Protecting the waterways with natural microbes and preventing harmful effects from nitrates, phosphates, and synthetic compounds, means a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable eco- system for plants, animals and humans.  This is an issue for all land owners to work on whether you are a home owner, farmer, or commercial property owner. 

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UT Austin Studies Six Central Texas High Schools’ Indoor Air Quality

Research grant will help create a healthier environment for children

With nearly seven million U.S. children having asthma, The University of Texas at Austin (UT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are taking steps to maintain indoor environments for 120 high school classrooms across central Texas. The EPA recently awarded over $989,000 to UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering to research gaps in information between environmental factors and student health.

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BRIT’s Plant Identification App for North Texas Makes Plant ID Easier for Professional and Amateur Botanists

BRIT’s Plant Identification App for North Texas Makes Plant ID Easier for Professional and Amateur BotanistsThe Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) and High Country Apps have partnered to release a plant identification app for the Fort Worth Prairie Region called Flora of Texas: Fort Worth Prairie Region. The app includes images, technical descriptions, and ethnobotanical and biodiversity information on more than 300 forbs, vines, and grasses that grow in the Fort Worth Prairie and parts of the Western Cross Timbers.

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