Environment

The land, the vegetation, the water features, and the creatures.

  • Birding in Texas

    The Lone Star state is home to some of the most famous birding sites in the country. Several of the over 89 state parks in the state offer some of the best bird-watching experiences because of the thriving biodiversity of Texas, its climate, and geography, which has situated Texas as one of the richest terrestrial birding in the United States.
  • Water Resources

    Despite much progress in water conservation we still waste far too much water.
  • Texas Droughts

    Not all droughts are equal...
  • Texas Tornados

    Tornado records since 1951
  • Weather

    Coming soon
  • Rainfall

    Coming soon
  • Scientific Balloons in Texas

    This time it really isn't a UFO!
  • Southwest Research Institute Invents the Future

    Get to know the institute that "tirelessly pursues innovation and excellence in science and technology for the betterment of humanity."
  • Mineral Water Spas of Texas

    The popularity of “taking the waters” — visiting mineral-water spas — peaked in the 1890s.
  • Physical Regions

    From the Gulf Coastal Plains to the mountains of West Texas, learn about the wide range of landscape found in Texas.
  • Wind Energy, 2012

    Texas leads the nation in installed wind capacity and generation. In 2012, Texas had 21 percent of the nation’s installed wind capacity, reaching 10,648 megawatts. Iowa was second in installed wind capacity, at 4,524 megawatts.
  • Principal Crops in Texas

    The principal crops produced in Texas range from cotton, Sorghum, Rice, Wheat, Corn, Hay, Silage, and many other crops.
  • Texas Wine Country: The Long and Winding Trail from Grape to Wine

  • Sporting Licenses and Game Harvests

    Texas sells a variety of hunting and fishing licenses through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TWPD).
  • Commercial Fishing in Texas

    Commercial fishing is a vital industry in Texas and one regulated by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. The total Texas coastwide landings in 2014 were 74.7 million pounds of seafood, valued at more than $262.6 million.
  • Wind Energy Continues Expansion

    Texas leads the nation in installed wind capacity and generation.
  • The Ubiquitous Mesquite

    Mesquite has had an important role in Texas history. Mesquite grows at least one-third of the land area of the state and in all regions except the East Texas Piney Woods.
  • Texas' Other Tree Regions

    Texas natural resources are abundant and the rich biodiversity of the state thrives across its many geographic environment that include millions of acress of forestland.
  • Forest Resources

    Texas has over 63 million acres of forests and woodlands. These are located across a vast 43-county region that forms the western edge of the southern pine region and extends from the counties of Bowie and Red River in northeast Texas to Jefferson, Harris, and Waller counties in southeast Texas.
  • Earthquakes in Texas

    Notable earthquakes shake Texas on ocassion. The largest known earthquake in Texas occurred on Aug. 16, 1931, near the town of Valentine in Jeff Davis County. The total felt area exceeded one million square kilometers (about 400,000 square miles).
  • Nonpetroleum Minerals

    The leading nonpetroleum mineral commodities produced in Texas include portland cement, crushed stone, contruction sand and gravel, salt, industrial sand and gravel, lime, and masonry cement.These make up more that 95 percent of the state's nonfuel mineral value.

  • Wildlife

    Over 142 species of animals, including some that today are extremely rare, are found in Texas.
  • Hog Wild

    Texas Deals with a Hog Population Boom.

  • State of Texas: Water

    No natural resource has greater significance for the future of Texas than water.

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