Golden-cheeked Warbler comes home

Early March marks the return of the golden-cheeked warbler to the Texas Hill Country. Of the nearly 360 bird species that breed in Texas, the golden-cheeked warbler is the only one that nests exclusively in Texas. The major environmental threat to the warbler is native habitat destruction and fragmentation, with the most significant factor being the widespread removal of ashe junipers in the south central region of Texas. Read more from Austin 360.

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February 2012 News Archive

  • February 28, 2012
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February 28 2012 Groundwater ruling potentially unleashes geyser of future cases Prompted by the severity of the current drought, Texans have been earnestly discussing how to manage the state’s water resources for the next several decades to meet the needs of a growing population and dynamic economy. This necessary discussion must now consider last week’s ruling on property rights and groundwater by the Texas Supreme Court and how it potentially threatens efforts to regulate and conserve aquifers. The court unanimously…

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January 2012 News Archive

  • January 31, 2012
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January 31, 2012 Spicewood Beach and neighbors getting water trucked in A Central Texas community has run out of water amid a statewide drought, prompting the Lower Colorado River Authority to start trucking in water. Read more from Statesman.com. January 24, 2012 LCRA: Spicewood Beach wells have two to three weeks of water remaining The well supplying water for about 1,100 residents near Spicewood Beach in Burnet County is at risk of running dry in two to three weeks because…

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