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

Cough Cough

Try Not to Breathe Too Much Today

It's another smoggy day in Houston. Who's doing something about it?

07/27/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Helping Houston

12 Simple Ways to Help Houston Become a Better City

An everyday guide to voting better, helping the homeless, beautifying the city, and improving the environment.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Helping Houston

The 12 Commandments of Virtuous Houstonians

It’s the little things that add up to a better city.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Toxic Sludge Report

The EPA Has Found High Dioxin Levels at the San Jacinto Waste Pits

The cancer-causing chemical is still being found in large quantities around the site.

07/02/2018 By Dianna Wray

Cheers

Pharrell and LOUIS XIII Cognac Ask Houstonians to Think a Century Ahead

The luxury spirit brings its "100 Years" campaign to Houston.

03/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

News

Meet the Four Texans Fighting for the Air We Breathe

If you smell something, say something.

12/29/2017 By Morgan Kinney

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

Ice House

Along the San Jacinto River, Cleaning Up a Decades-Old Disaster

After toxic dioxin was linked to an increase in local cancer rates, the EPA's proposed plan could finally mitigate this ongoing environmental disaster.

12/30/2016 By Paul DeBenedetto

Get Out

Plant the Seeds of Houston's Future Wildflowers This Weekend

The Parks Department's annual Lady Bird Johnson Tribute enters its 10th year.

11/04/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

FotoFest

What a Beautiful Image! Wait, Is That a Syringe?

This year’s FotoFest Biennial takes on the future of the planet.

03/01/2016 By Laura Gillespie

Eco-Friendly Art

Washed Ashore Brings Ocean Pollution to the Forefront

The Houston Zoo's latest creative art exhibit uses debris to shed light on plastic pollution.

02/01/2016 By Max Jefferson

Car Buyers’ Guide

Is An EV Right For You?

Thinking of buying an electric vehicle? Here are some factors to consider.

11/03/2015 By Nick Esquer

Car Buyers’ Guide

Plugging Away: Tesla vs. Texas

As electric vehicle technology evolves, a battle is waged over how those cars may be sold across the state.

11/03/2015 By Nick Esquer

Dept. of GoFundMe

Help Bring the Village Green Project to Houston

Share your love with an air-pollution monitoring park bench.

07/06/2015 By Houstonia Staff

Bayougraphy

Five Years Later, the BP Oil Disaster Still Haunts the Gulf Coast

In a world of offshore drilling and oil spills, wildlife biologist Donna Shaver is on the front lines of the struggle to protect coastal wildlife.

03/30/2015 By Maggie Berardo

Consumer Protection

The Trouble with Dollar Stores

Cheap goods can come with a price: releasing toxic chemicals into the homes of our city’s low-income shoppers.

03/30/2015 By Bryan Washington

lecture

How Green Is Your Theater?

Measuring the environmental impact of the arts

03/26/2015 By Michael Hardy

Store Opening

As The Green Painter Closes, New Living Bedroom Opens

From non-toxic paint to "healthy sleep," this company is on a mission.

02/12/2014 By Sarah Gabbart