Ice House

Houston Bars Join the Fight Against Plastic With Straw Bans

A pilot program run by the Houston Zoo's conservation team helps local bars ditch the straws.

08/17/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Wildlife Wednesday

Frigid Weather Threatened Thousands of Our State's Sea Turtles, But These Texans Saved Them

The Texas State Aquarium has rescued more than 1,000 freezing turtles since December.

02/07/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Armadillo-Approved

A New Wildlife Bill Would Protect Texas' Numerous At-Risk Animals

This is exciting news for endangered species conservation.

12/27/2017 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Obituary

Noted "Force of Nature" Terry Hershey Has Passed Away

The conservationist was one of the great champions of Houston's oft-overlooked natural side.

01/19/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Lecture

See a Whole New—and Endangered—World

From coral reefs to the Arctic Ocean, dive deep into unknown territories with National Geographic photographers visiting Houston.

01/09/2017 By Kyndall Krist

Historic Houston

10 Trailblazing Houstonians Are Spotlighted in the Library's Newest Exhibit

We Serve Humanity: Stories of Hope and Commitment highlights the influential lives of past Bayou City dwellers.

10/27/2016 By Greg Fails

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Buffalo Bend Nature Park

The beautiful new 10-acre wetlands conservation area is just the beginning for this previously industrial section of the Ship Channel.

04/08/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Park Life

The Name of the New Cafe in Evelyn's Park is Up to You—Yes, You

The new park in Bellaire is holding a contest to see who can come up with the best moniker for its upcoming eatery.

03/08/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Park and Dine

Teas Nursery in Bellaire Readies for Its Reincarnation as Evelyn's Park

A destination restaurant is coming to the new Bellaire park from Zelko Concepts.

09/17/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

landscape design

After 100 Years, a Garden Fit for Hermann Park

The completely redesigned 15-acre formal gardens have their public grand opening Saturday morning.

10/17/2014 By Michael Hardy

A Century of Green

Hermann Park at 100

With the wind at its back (and $115 million in the bank), Hermann Park looks to realize its planners’ original vision.

06/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax