U.S. Geological Survey

  • News

    July 11, 2013

    The New Hornographers: The Fight Over the Future of Texas Deer

    A herd of headless deer, the looming threat of disease and Big Government in Texas's thriving trophy buck industry.

  • News

    September 20, 2012

    New Cracks in the Frack

    Pesky little complaints like pollution, flaming water and abandoned homes continue to cast doubt on the argument that drilling into shale will benefit all.

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Texas River Lovers: Your Scary Drought Map of the Day

    USGS​The Texas Observer's Forrest Wilder just tweeted some truth: If you love to have fun on Texas rivers, this is a scary map. It's from the U.S. Geological Survey, and it shows the streamflows of Texas rivers. (There's an interactive version of it here, where you can see what individual sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Mother-effin Snakes In Our State!!

    Photo courtesy USGS​There's nothing like a release from the U.S. Geological Survey headlined "Report Documents the Risks of Giant Invasive Snakes in the U.S." to get your attention. (Unless it's "Osama bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S." But we digress.)Bottom line: Look out Texas, we got gian ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Draining the Swamp

    A scorched-earth management philosophy is sucking the life out of our region's wetlands

  • Calendar

    May 27, 2004
  • News

    June 5, 2003

    Ridley's Recruits

    Returning turtles are to receive a helping hand

  • News

    January 14, 1999

    Killer Weed

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

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    Deadly Pitfalls

    A 1991 Texas law fails to protect travelers from dangerous open pits along the state's roadways

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Trench Warfare

    There's a hole carved out of the earth 32 feet deep, 210 feet wide, and 400 feet long near the Texas-Mexico border.