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New TCEQ Rules Fall Short of Protecting Texas’ Rivers and Bays

...her round of contentious endangered species issues under federal law, said Tyson Broad, Research Associate with the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club. The upper reaches of the Brazos River watershed are the last remaining habitat for two fish species—the sharpnose shiner and the smalleye shiner—proposed for listing as endangered species by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “TCEQ had the opportunity to adopt rules that would have gone a long w...

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2007 Dallas Regional Water for People and the Environment Conference

...ter) Planning Ahead Drought Management – How Much Water Do We REALLY Need? Tyson Broad, Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club Presentation “Environmental Flows” – Fish Need Water Too! Myron Hess, National Wildlife Federation Presentation Changing Climate? / Changing Water Needs? Mary Kelly, Environmental Defense Panel Discussion: Water Conservation: First Do No Harm San Antonio: A Water Conservation Success Story Dana Nichols, San Antonio Water System (S...

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Want a climate change-ready garden? Look west.

...communities, but to simplify matters it is useful to divide them into two broad groups: the exposed plateau-top dryland savannahs with their thin limestone soils, and the more sheltered canyon lands (formed by erosion from streams) that typically have richer / deeper soils, at least seasonal moisture and shadier conditions. By simulating the drainage and soil conditions that exist in these locales and grouping the plants that prefer these differe...

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Gargantuan, gnarly gar-fish… going, going, gone?

...over 300 pounds, they have double rows of alligator-like teeth in a long, broad mouth. Their bony scales were once used as arrow points by Native Americans. They have a modified swim bladder that allows them to gulp air, tolerate low water quality and even survive out of the water for short periods. Despite their daunting appearance, alligator gar are no threat to people, but, unfortunately, people have turned out to be quite a threat to gar. Thi...

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