Tagged: Related Press

THE TEXAS TRIBUNE

San Antonio Seeks Ownership of Its Wastewater

January 24th, 2014 | Related Press

A bid by San Antonio’s water utility to declare ownership of the sewage it treats and releases has sparked a regional tug-of-war — one that could become more common as Texas’ thirsty water users struggle to protect their supplies. Every year, the San Antonio Water […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management, Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Editorial: One survey of whoopers isn’t look at complete picture

January 9th, 2014 | Related Press

The whooping cranes have been in the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge since November. The endangered birds will spend the winter and early spring months here before flying back to Canada in April. The Aransas flock is the last remaining natural migratory flock, and we are […]

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THE TEXAS TRIBUNE

Texas Rivers Tested By Drought, Population Growth

June 14th, 2013 | Related Press

As the Neches River flows south toward a string of oil refineries and manufacturing plants in Southeast Texas, it winds through an area so ecologically diverse that the National Park Service runs a preserve called Big Thicket along its banks. Despite recent spring rains, years […]

Filed in: Guadalupe Basin Water Management, related news, TAP Progress

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Advocate Editorial Board opinion: crucial to know number of birds in refuge

March 8th, 2013 | Related Press

The count is in. This year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there are about 279 whooping cranes in and around the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. This year’s estimate was gathered using a new method of counting. In the past, the flock was counted […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

KRIS-TV

Safety Concerns Grow as Endangered Whooping Cranes Migrate Beyond Refuge

February 26th, 2013 | Related Press

Whooping cranes spend the winter season at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge near Austwell, TX. After one of the endangered cranes was accidentally shot and killed by a hunter on San Jose Island earlier this year, there’s concern the cranes may be moving away from […]

Filed in: related news, Whooping Cranes

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

New whooping crane count, method draw different responses from groups

February 21st, 2013 | Related Press

Whooping crane fans are disappointed by a flock estimate below expectations, while many continue to grumble over how the birds are counted. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service puts the number of endangered birds in the last remaining flock of wild whooping cranes at 279. […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

Texas crane totals not increasing, but flocks now inland offer hope

February 21st, 2013 | TAP In The News

Whooping cranes in Texas are caught up in a numbers game that produced one encouraging development this year but remains inconclusive overall. The latest survey results released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service concluded that there were 257 cranes wintering on the Texas Gulf […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

Whooping crane flock size estimated smaller than last year

February 17th, 2013 | Related Press

After weeks of waiting, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued its first count of the whooping crane flock using a new estimation technique. The preliminary analysis estimates the flock to be made up of about 257 birds with a 95 percent confidence interval […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, Whooping Cranes

VICTORIA ADVOCATE

New whooping crane coordinator changes to controversial counting method

January 28th, 2013 | TAP In The News

AUSTWELL – Wade Harrell still remembers the moment he walked up to the deck at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge and got his first look at whooping cranes as a kid. It was dazzling, seeing the snowy white birds winging through the marsh, he said. […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, related news, TAP Progress, Whooping Cranes

CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER-TIMES

Funding to reopen Cedar Bayou halfway to $7M goal

January 28th, 2013 | Related Press

CORPUS CHRISTI — The effort to reopen Cedar Bayou received another funding boost this past week. Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson announced a $200,000 grant for the long awaited dredging project. This puts the total collected or pledged so far at $3.425 million for a […]

Filed in: Coastal Ecosystems, related news