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Can Texas Bats Be Saved?

Aug 26, 2019 By Dan Oko

If Texas biologists can prevent an outbreak of white-nose syndrome, caused by a fast-spreading fungus, they may provide a new national model for bat conservation.

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The Wild Side

May 21, 2019 By Dan Oko

Big Bend–Where Apache raiders, Mexican rebels, and American bikers find common ground.

Protecting the Castner Range

Jan 23, 2018 By Dan Oko

After years of working to protect El Paso’s Castner Range from development, advocates received help from an unlikely source: the Trump administration.

Born to Be Wild

Mar 18, 2017 By Dan Oko

Inundated with homework and distracted by their devices, our youngest Texans (and their anxiety-prone parents) are at risk of losing their connection to our state’s many natural wonders. Here’s how to untame the next generation.

The Battle of Boca Chica

Apr 11, 2014 By Dan Oko

With support from the Legislature, SpaceX may soon be launching rockets from Texas’ southernmost beach. That doesn’t mean a few nature lovers aren’t still ready to fight.