Vol 3, Issue 14

David Keller, an archaeologist at Sul Ross State University and head of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance, looks out over land in Brewster County, near the site of a planned pipeline that would send Texas gas to Mexico.
David Keller, an archaeologist at Sul Ross State University and head of the Big Bend Conservation Alliance, looks out over land in Brewster County, near the site of a planned pipeline that would send Texas gas to Mexico.

In Pristine Big Bend Region, a Pipeline Could Run Through It

Companies run by two billionaires are teaming up to build a 143-mile pipeline to carry natural gas through the Big Bend region and into Mexico.  An unlikely coalition of environmentalists, landowners and others is fighting to thwart the project.

Tom Pankratz is a Houston-based desalination consultant and editor of the Water Desalination Report.
Tom Pankratz is a Houston-based desalination consultant and editor of the Water Desalination Report.

The Q&A: Tom Pankratz

In this week's Q&A, we interview Tom Pankratz, a Houston-based desalination consultant and editor of the Water Desalination Report.

The Rio Grande has been the lifeblood of the valleys and civilizations it flowed through for more than 3,000 years. As cities and farms suck it dry and a warming climate makes it evaporate faster, the river's future has never been more uncertain.
The Rio Grande has been the lifeblood of the valleys and civilizations it flowed through for more than 3,000 years. As cities and farms suck it dry and a warming climate makes it evaporate faster, the river's future has never been more uncertain.

Event: Summer 2015 Water Rights Analysis Meeting

The Summer 2015 Water Rights Analysis Package Users Group Meeting, which will include discussions on modeling environmental flows and water availability, will be held in Austin on July 24.

The Brazos River as it flows past Glen Rose on Aug. 2, 2013. Drought conditions have led to a significant decrease in water levels in the river. Use of the river by cattle farmers along its route is another factor leading to a decrease in water quality and shore erosion is.
The Brazos River as it flows past Glen Rose on Aug. 2, 2013. Drought conditions have led to a significant decrease in water levels in the river. Use of the river by cattle farmers along its route is another factor leading to a decrease in water quality and shore erosion is.

Restoring Ecosystems Includes Making Them Resilient

Conservationists are learning that with the unpredictable shifts in the landscape that come with climate change, restoring ecosystems must also include making them resilient.

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