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UPDATED: Conroe City Council approves settlement agreement in lawsuit against Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District | Community Impact Newspaper

Jan 24, 2019: Updated 10:45 a.m. Jan. 25: This story has been updated to include information from the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District’s news release

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Could groundwater pumping cause the ground to sink? It’s possible, scientists say

For the last several years, scientists have warned of the sinking ground beneath cities along the Gulf Coast.Known as subsidence, it’s a strange phenomenon that gradually deflates the surface of the ground as groundwater is pumped from beneath. The threat has been mostly noted in cities along the coast, where underground soils are largely composed of a sandy clay. Central Texas lies 130 miles from the coast, but that doesn’t mean parts of it — Bastrop and Lee counties in

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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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