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In 1961, when George Cofer and his friends from West Lake Hills entered the halls of what was then O. Henry Junior High on West 10th Street, they ran smack into an Austin version of culture shock. “West Lake primarily was known for bootleggers, stonemasons and cedar-choppers,” Cofer, 64, drawls ...
Valuable water, down the toilet. And every year we flush thousands of gallons away. A Canadian company, Sun-Mar, is hoping to alleviate some of that wastage, with their waterless, composting toilets. Sales manager, Fraser Sneddon says because they're so simple, the units can be installed anywhere a toilet is needed.
Autumn has always been my favorite season. As a child in the suburbs of Chicago, I marveled at the way leaf on limb would slowly shed its calming green coat then explode — seemingly overnight — into a fireworks display of bright yellows, brilliant reds and oranges, and deep, dark ...
Catastrophe. Cataclysm. Collapse. That’s the slogan of Ecopocalypse, the haunted house with a post-apocalyptic theme that will open just off Sixth Street in downtown Austin this week. The amusement is the twisted vision of two recent Acton School of Business graduates with an environmentally minded streak. Here’s how Matt Sparks, ...
They are national treasures, yet some of the nation's most important waterways are under severe threat from pollution, dams & development. Here are the top 10 at risk.
From the adorable Pygmy Rabbit to the gorgeous Checkerspot Butterfly, some of America's most stunning creatures are edging closer to extinction.
A quiet walk through nature offers moments of beauty and serenity that often go unnoticed. In celebration of Earth Day 2012, we invite you to take a few minutes to enjoy this journey through cycles of light, water, wind and earth.
Earth Day is a time to enjoy Mother Nature and do your part to help the earth stay clean. How can you do that when you're playing games on your phone and checking out gossip sites? Gillian Pensavalle tells you why you should focus more on getting outside.
Gorgeous blooms and baby animals signal spring's arrival.
The National Cherry Blossom Festival commemorates its 100th anniversary this year. The 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Toyko's mayor to the city of Washington, DC. has helped cultivate a close relationship between the two countries.