Vol 3, Issue 6

A green lawn in the Olmos Park neighborhood of San Antonio, shown on June 5, 2012.
A green lawn in the Olmos Park neighborhood of San Antonio, shown on June 5, 2012.

Report: Smart Lawn Watering Could Save Big

Even Texans with the greenest of lawns are watering them too much, experts say. And if everyone would turn on the sprinklers only twice a week — still probably more than necessary — the water savings would be significant, according to a report released Tuesday.

Wenwei Xu, a professor and corn breeder based at the Texas A&M Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Lubbock.
Wenwei Xu, a professor and corn breeder based at the Texas A&M Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Lubbock.

The Q&A: Wenwei Xu

In this week's Q&A, we interview, Wenwei Xu, a professor and corn breeder based at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock.

Wastewater not treated enough to be put on golf courses gets dumped into the Trinity River.  Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility.
Wastewater not treated enough to be put on golf courses gets dumped into the Trinity River. Village Creek Water Reclamation Facility.

Hormone-Disrupting Contaminants in Great Lakes

A research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey has reported the presence of potentially harmful chemical compounds called alkylphenols throughout the Great Lakes and Upper Mississippi River.

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