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Central Texas Salamanders, Including Newly Identified Species, At Risk of Extinction – UT News – UT News

AUSTIN, Texas — Biologists at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered three new species of groundwater salamander in Central Texas, including one living west of Austin that they say is critically endangered. They also determined that an already known salamander species near Georgetown is much more endangered than previously thought. Writing today in […]

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Scientists discover 3 new Central Texas salamander species

In a research finding likely to establish another front in the long-running, contentious battle over habitat preservation in Central Texas, biologists at the University of Texas have identified three new species of groundwater salamander in the region, including one living west of Austin that they say qualifies as endangered.The research team also determined that a salamander species previously identified near Georgetown, one that already has federal protection as a threatened species and that

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LCRA declines to reveal water science behind Bastrop County groundwater case

The Lower Colorado River Authority has denied a request to disclose its hydrological findings in a groundwater dispute with rural landowners in Bastrop County.The LCRA has requested to pump 25,000 acre-feet of groundwater, or 8.1 billion gallons, per year from the Simsboro formation in the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer for customers in Bastrop, Lee and eastern Travis counties, a pursuit that has prompted disquiet among landowners concerned about how that extraction would affect domestic and

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