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The horny toad man : a battle against time and looming public apathy to save Texas’ most iconic reptile
Bill Brooks is worried about the future of his organization, perhaps even more than he is about the future of horned lizards. Brooks is the president and a founding member of the Horned Lizard Conservation Society, a ...
Residential water conservation in Austin, Texas
This study explores the social, technological economic, and environmental development of single-family residential water conservation programs at the Austin Water Utility and asks: What makes a conservation program ...
Invasive plant survey of parks and preserves in East Travis County
Invasive species are the second-leading cause of the decline of native species, making it a critical global environmental issue (Pimentel 2005). The goal of this study was to identify which non-native invasive plant species ...
The preservation of the John A. Kerr building
The Kerr Building, located in Cotulla, Texas, was built in 1883 by John A. Kerr and was the first commercial brick building constructed in the town. Originally housing a wholesale and general store, the building was converted ...
Achieving the minimum 20 percent conservation and reuse mandate in the SWIFT process in Texas
In November 2013, the citizens of Texas approved a new water infrastructure-financing plan called the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT). SWIFT funds will provide low-cost loans for water projects included ...
An inconvenient thirst : a look at the 2008-2009 Texas drought
The 2008-2009 Texas drought rivals the 1950s drought, known as the “drought of record,” as one of the state’s worst droughts in recent memory. Prolonged periods of little to no precipitation combined with high temperatures ...