Updates from November, 2011

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Whooping cranes at center of water dispute

November 29th, 2011 | TAP In The News

The whooping crane, the majestic bird slowly making its way back from the brink of extinction, is returning to the Texas coast in record numbers. This could be a hard winter for the endangered species, however, because of a wicked drought and one of the most […]

Filed in: TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

TAP Update: Trial of TAP Lawsuit to Protect Whooping Crane To Commence December 5th

November 29th, 2011 | TAP Updates

The parties in the The Aransas Project’s lawsuit to protect the endangered Whooping Crane have been advised by the Court that the trial of the case will now commence on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 8 AM.  Please note this change from the original date […]

Filed in: TAP Progress

POSTMEDIA NEWS

Endangered whooping crane recovery suffers major setback

November 28th, 2011 | Related Press

A major bi-national conservation effort linking the endangered whooping crane’s Canadian breeding grounds to a new experimental colony in Louisiana has suffered a “profound setback” after what officials are calling the “thoughtless” killing of two of the 10 reintroduced birds — allegedly by a pair […]

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Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Whooping Crane Update

November 16th, 2011 | TAP Updates

278 whooping cranes left Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in the spring of 2011. With approximately 37 chicks fledged from a record 75 nests in August 2011, we expect the flock size to reach record levels of around 300 birds this winter. Many of the cranes […]

Filed in: Whooping Cranes

THE ECONOMIST

The thirsty road ahead: Drought may force the state to take tougher measures

November 10th, 2011 | Related Press

Water in Texas The thirsty road ahead Drought may force the state to take tougher measures Nov 12th 2011 | AUSTIN | from the print edition THIS year Texas had the hottest summer ever recorded in any state. In September wildfires swept through the town […]

Filed in: Drought

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Red tide a concern as whooping cranes land at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

November 10th, 2011 | Related Press

Red tide a concern as whooping cranes land at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge By Mark Collette CORPUS CHRISTI — As the first whooping cranes of the season arrive at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, biologists there are worried that ongoing red tide may affect the […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

WHOOPIN CRANE CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION

First Whooping Cranes Arrive on Aransas Wildlife Refuge, Texas

November 10th, 2011 | Related Press

First Whooping Cranes Arrive On Aransas Wildlife Refuge, Texas By Chester McConnell, Whooping Crane Conservation Association A few whooping cranes arrived on the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge on October 24 according to refuge employees. No official count has been made at this time but whoopers […]

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CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Whooping cranes expected to set another record at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge

November 10th, 2011 | Related Press

Whooping cranes expected to set another record at Aransas National Wildlife Refuge Aransas refuge expects some 300 birds By Mark Collette Originally published 03:00 a.m., October 24, 2011 Updated 06:00 a.m., October 24, 2011 ARANSAS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE — The flock of whooping cranes headed […]

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AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Current drought could become worst ever, state climatologist says

November 10th, 2011 | Related Press

Current drought could become worst ever, state climatologist says By Farzad Mashhood AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Texas could be in the midst of a drought the history books have never seen, meaning water planners need to prepare for worse than what they’ve seen, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon […]

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BLOOMBERG BUSINESSWEEK

A Feud Over Texas Whooping Cranes

November 10th, 2011 | Related Press

A Feud Over Texas Whooping Cranes Defenders of their natural habitat are pitted against owners of petrochemical plants, whose water use threatens the flock By Laurel Brubaker Calkins In drought-stricken Texas, heavy water use by chemical plants, refineries, and cities has left less fresh water […]

Filed in: TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes