The dunes sagebrush lizard's habitat covers just eight counties on the Texas-New Mexico border, right in the heart of the Permian Basin, a major oil-producing region

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What Could Proposed Changes To The Endangered Species Act Mean For Critters — And Business — In Texas?

Posted on · The Trump administration has proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act. Houston Matters discusses what that could mean for creatures in need of protection in the Lone Star State as well as the oil and gas industry here.

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New Invasive Aphid Threatens Texas Crops

Posted on · Researchers at Texas A&M say a new insect is attacking certain crops here in Texas. We learn about the "sugarcane aphid" and other invasive species, and welcome your questions for an area entomologist and an expert on ants. Our guests are: Scott Solomon with Rice University's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Dr. Mo […]

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