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San Antonio Zoo Achieves Humane Certification for Animal Welfare

American Humane Announces Certification through Worldwide American Humane Conservation Program for Zoos and Aquariums

American Humane, the country's first national humane organization and the world's largest certifier of animal welfare and well-being, announced that San Antonio Zoo achieved certification by the American Humane Conservation program, becoming part of an elite group of only a dozen Humane Certified™ institutions worldwide.

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AT&T Smart Cities and the Dallas Innovation Alliance Bring New Solutions Focused on Citizen Engagement and the Environment

Historic Dallas West End Now Has Intelligent LED Lighting, Environmental Sensors and Interactive Digital Kiosk; additional solutions forthcoming

AT&T* Smart Cities momentum continues with the launch of the DIA Smart Cities Living Lab powered by AT&T (Living Lab). The Living Lab is a multi-phased smart cities project in Dallas. The project is spearheaded by the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) in collaboration with AT&T and other technology leaders in the public and private sector. AT&T, a Foundational Partner for the DIA, used its smart cities framework to help the City of Dallas develop and apply a holistic strategy to address some of its most significant challenges. Dallas is among the eight cities participating in the AT&T Smart Cities spotlight cities initiative.

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Public-Private Partnership Helps Launch Salad Bars in Fort Worth Schools

Mayors Join with Produce Industry Partners to Increase Children’s Access to Fresh Produce

On Wednesday March 22, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and City of Benbrook Mayor Dr. Jerry Dittrich, joined representatives from the Fort Worth Independent School District, local produce industry, and community partners to announce the “Grand Opening” of a new salad bar at Westpark Elementary School.

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City of Tyler, Texas, Agrees to Extensive Sewer System Upgrades and Operational Improvements to Comply with Clean Water Act

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the city of Tyler, Texas, agreed to significantly upgrade its sanitary sewer system to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The city will also undertake extensive operational improvements to its sanitary sewer system and pay a total of $563,000 in civil penalties.

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Corpus Christi Water Update from EPA Region 6

Use of Tap Water May Resume in All Zones

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and Department of State Health Services (DSHS) have integrated their operations in both Austin and Corpus Christi to ensure the situation is handled as swiftly as possible. The top priority is a transparent response and the safety of Corpus Christi residents, and both organizations will continue to provide any and all support to remedy this situation as quickly as possible. The entire team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals from the City and State have done an outstanding job to flush the system and quickly address the situation.

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New TCEC-led report finds Texans should be optimistic about ERCOT's ability to ensure uninterrupted electric grid despite anticipated coal plant retirements

Texans should be optimistic about the state's ability to ensure uninterrupted electric power despite the anticipated retirement of coal-fired generation plants, economists at The Brattle Group find in a new report prepared for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition (TCEC).

Released, the report explores reliability issues that could arise within Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) market (which covers 90 percent of the state's electric load); the key drivers of potential coal-fired power plant retirements; the impacts of the potential retirements on reliability; and the options ERCOT may have to mitigate the risks in the short-term and long term.

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