The midwinter survey of bald eagles at Lake Buchanan found the lowest number ever recorded, and illegal duck hunting could be a factor.
Border security officials visited wildlife preserves in Starr County, then blew off the recommendations of the scientists they brought along.
The controversial Supreme Court nominee has a track record of siding with industry interests over environmental protections.
Clinton Crockett Peters’ fondness for unpopular species may well temper some of our deepest prejudices.
The designation could have significant consequences for people, farmers and companies along the Rio Grande and holds clues for how listing other rare mussels would change water use in Texas.
“Everyone should care when the federal government thinks it can do whatever it wants on your private property.”
In a letter sent Wednesday, the center alleges that the Department of Homeland Security has violated private property rights and the Endangered Species Act.
About 2,700 acres of the lizard’s habitat have been disturbed by oil and gas development and sand mining since 2012.
A little Texas bird could become a test case for the Trump administration’s willingness to defend Obama-era endangered species decisions.