U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    Texas Man Was Smuggling Rhino Parts in International Operation

    A Texas man pleaded guilty Tuesday in a smuggling operation that dealt in nearly $1 million worth of rhino horns and elephant ivory. Asian art appraiser Ning Qiu, of Frisco, took part in the operation, which was busted up in "Operation Crash". The nationwide sting was led by the U.S. Fish and Wild ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Lesser Prairie Chicken Is Officially Threatened

    It's finally happened. A chicken that you've probably never heard of, unless you're into environmental things, has formally been declared "threatened." The lesser prairie chicken is a member of the grouse family and distinguished from its relative, the greater prairie chicken, by being a bit smalle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Lesser Prairie Chicken Listed as 'Threatened', Cornyn's Not Thrilled

    Why did the lesser prairie chicken cross the road? To get the hell out of Texas where a whole lot of people are not thrilled with the fact that the chicken, a Texas native, has been taken under the protective wing of the federal government and placed on the threatened species list by the folks over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Rats Needed to Keep the Keystone Pipeline Rolling

    The Keystone Pipeline people just can't seem to win. First there are the landowners and environmentalists down this way objecting to the pipeline hauling the sticky black tar sands through their property. Then the Native Americans are furious because they feel the federal government isn't negotiatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Protect The Texas Fawnsfoot And Pimpleback, Even If They're Not Cute

    ​A couple of months ago we brought you the sad tale of the dwindling jaguarundi, and how an environmental group was suing the U.S. Department of the Interior demanding that the agency create a conservation and survival plan for the endangered cat from South Texas. Now that same environmental group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Protect The Texas Jaguarundi!! He's Cute!!

    The Jaguarundicourtesy of blueskull611Ever heard of the jaguarundi? Neither have we. Perhaps that's because this unique type of cat that lives along the Texas border with Mexico is endangered. Perhaps it's because nobody really cares. We're guessing it's a bit of both, but that doesn't mean every an ... More >>

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    May 30, 2007
  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Going Batty

    Efforts mount to make downtown home to a new kind of nightlife

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Up a Creek

    Diverting streams into the Brazos and Posh Amenity lakes has been great for fancy Fort Bend developments. But it's killing Oyster Creek, the lifeblood for legendary Texas cattle ranchers.

  • News

    January 14, 1999

    Killer Weed

    The life-suffocating Salvinia molesta has entered Texas waterways. It's green, fast and deadly.

  • News

    April 16, 1998

    Poop Happens

    An apartment complex loses the battle against guano

  • News

    November 6, 1997
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    December 26, 1996
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    May 23, 1996

    Down the Drain

    Encroaching development and bureaucratic inertia are jeopardizing Sheldon Reservoir, one of east Harris County's last natural outposts

  • News

    April 11, 1996

    Murky Water

    State Senator Buster Brown wants to make Lake Jackson safe for development. Guess who's one of the developers.

  • News

    November 23, 1995

    The Exterminator

    Tom DeLay, the bug man from Sugar Land, has always despised environmental regulation. Now, as House majority whip, he's in a position to do something about it.

  • News

    May 4, 1995


    The oil is gone from High Island, but the birds still come. So do the bird watchers.

  • News

    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

  • News

    May 19, 1994

    The Battle for Lavaca Bay

    Diane Wilson asked only that her home bay be allowed to live. She says she was told no. So she went to war.

  • News

    January 20, 1994

    The fight to save the Katy Prairie

    How many winters more will Arctic waterfowl make their 10,000-year-old journey to the western edge of Houston?