Environment

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Build the Ike Dike!

Sep 16, 2020 By Evan Mintz

Instead of wasting time on tiresome culture wars, Texas’s political leaders ought to be thinking big. They could start by saving Houston from disaster.

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The Great Texas Fishing Safari

Apr 15, 2020 By Wes Ferguson

Texas offers some of the most-diverse fishing in the country—from stalking monster sharks on Padre Island to fly-fishing from a kayak on the remote Pecos River. And for three months, I got to try it all.

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Boomtown, Episode 6: A Thin Line

Jan 14, 2020 By Christian Wallace

During booms, the Permian Basin sees a rise in prostitution charges. But misperceptions and stereotypes about sex work have led to policies that may actually harm the women involved.

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Boomtown

Dec 3, 2019 By Texas Monthly

A 10-part podcast series from Texas Monthly and Imperative Entertainment.

Can the Bobwhite Quail Be Saved?

Oct 24, 2019 By Wes Ferguson

Once widely hunted in Texas, the beloved game birds have been dwindling in number in recent decades. But a West Texas hunter and professor believes he’s found a way to save them.

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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.