Tag Archives: Ecology

How a Freshwater Mussel Could Cause Water Woes in Texas

If you want to find Texas Hornshell Mussels, look in freshwater river basins in New Mexico, Texas and south of the Rio Grande. But you can also find them in the middle of a legal battle. Last week the U.S. Fish and … Continue reading

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Weekend Rains Slows Growth of Coyote Fire in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Weekend rains across Far West Texas helped slow the growth of the Coyote Fire burning in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, though there’s a Red Flag Fire Warning in effect for the area Monday due to a forecast of drier and windier conditions. The … Continue reading

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Federal Project Seeks To Transfer Water From Lawns To River Banks

ANTHONY, N.M. — Every year the Rio Grande surrenders its waters for human use. The river is entirely brokered away to water crops and supply homes. As a result, plants and animals native to the river are struggling to survive. … Continue reading

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Rerouting Water Benefits Native Ecosystem Along The Rio Grande

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Drought across the West is raising questions about how we manage water in this region. In southern New Mexico, humans drastically altered the course of the Rio Grande decades ago to better serve farmers and an … Continue reading

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