Tag: endangered species

Enormous lungfish genome reveals secrets of earliest animals to conquer land

New research conducted in part at the Xiphophorus Genetic Stock Center at Texas State University has for the first time decoded the huge genome of the endangered Australian lungfish using the latest DNA sequencing technology. The international research team includes Texas State’s Manfred Schartl and Kang Du of the Xiphophorus Genetic Stock Center. The study, “Giant lungfish genome elucidates the conquest of land by… Read more »

Welcome to the new “picturesque” gateway to the Texas Hill Country: rich peaceful land and the Edwards Aquifer buried under the the pollutants and fugitive dust of aggregate mining. Wait, we can stop this.

Imagine this: you are on an outing to enjoy a weekend on Canyon Lake or canoe the Guadalupe River. Your journey takes you on Texas Highway 46 or FM 3009. In route to your scenic destination, you encounter numerous heavy trucks emitting pollutants and bellows of fugitive dust. Then you pass a huge, unsightly hole in the ground with massive equipment making unbearable noise and spewing carcinogenic dust into the air. The peace, serenity, tranquility and beauty you came to enjoy will be gone. Welcome to the new “picturesque” gateway to the Texas Hill Country.