Long Live the Monarch!

Calling all citizen scientists and nature lovers! You may have heard that the monarch butterfly is in trouble. As a matter of fact, monarch populations have declined by 90% in recent years, largely due to a loss of habitat. Illegal logging in their winter home in Mexico and the loss…

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Worms rock! Or…dirt. Worms are cool!

So it seems when you have really smart people doing research, you find out some really cool things!  Emma Harrison, a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania, and Aria Kovalovich, an undergrad, found that worms, or rather “wormholes”, help stabilize the soil mantle (that’s big science for “dirt”) and prevent landslides.…

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Boat-Draining Rule Takes Effect July 1

What is the new boat-draining rule? Beginning July 1, boaters must drain all water from their boat and on-board receptacles before leaving or approaching a body of fresh water anywhere in Texas.  This boat-draining rule was created to help combat the spread of the zebra mussel, an invasive species that…

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