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How Texas Prairies Could Help Combat Climate Change

Native grasslands once covered most of Texas, acting as an important carbon sink. Which is why restoring the land to prairie is increasingly important in the face of climate change.

The Amazon rainforest has been burning particularly intensely this year—so much so that the smoke from the fires obscures the last hours of daylight in São P...Read More

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The Butterfly Effect

As monarch populations continue to decline, a grassroots movement of native milkweed stewards is emerging across Texas.

As monarch populations continue to decline, a grassroots movement of native milkweed stewards is emerging across Texas. by Lindsay Stafford Mader August 12, 201...Read More

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Invasive Species Have Reshaped Texas. Now What?

From parakeets to fire ants, nilgai to tamarisk trees, invasives have integrated into the state's ecosystems — and managing them means asking hard questions.

In March, I drove down to the Sabal Palm Sanctuary on the southernmost border of Texas, where Brazilian bougainvillea shimmers over the seasonal marshes. I was ...Read More

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Rats From a Sinking Ship

A new documentary chronicling a rodent’s invasion of the Gulf Coast is part quirky tale, part sobering climate change parable.

In 1938, E.A. McIlhenny — Louisiana naturalist, businessman and scion of the Tabasco hot sauce fortune — decided to give the fur business a gift. McIlhenny ...Read More

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