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Houston toads active in Bastrop County, Bluebonnet required to take extra precautions when working in area affected by last year’s fire

  Unseasonably warm weather and much-needed rain has led to increased activity by the endangered Houston toad, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department. Houston toads have been heard “chorusing” during nighttime audio surveys and found on the surface … Continue reading

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Obama denies Keystone XL permit; proponents and critics weigh in on decision

Last week, President Barack Obama denied a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline project that would transport Canadian oil from eastern Alberta to Texas refineries in Port Arthur and Houston. Proponents of the pipeline said the President’s decision will cost … Continue reading

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