To combat the effects of past sewage sludge dumping at Mitchell Lake, the San Antonio Water System plans to install native plants to passively purify water and protect against downstream flooding.
The lizard factory consists of an indoor, climate controlled area with female lizards housed in individual terrariums with sand and full spectrum light.
The research project will help the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determine whether the bivalves should be put on the federal endangered species list.
As the United States' first official "Monarch Champion City" – a unique designation by the National Wildlife Federation for cities that adopt all of the federation's 24 recommendations for Monarch conservation – San Antonio will host a fun and educational celebration in honor of the winged insects that travel through the city on their multi-generation migration from Mexico to Canada and back again.
Move over, San Antonio.
The American Snout butterfly, Libytheana carinenta, is currently moving around the IH-35 pollinator corridor, clogging windshields and car grills along the way.
Conditions are ideal for Monarch butterflies in Texas this fall, but a freak spring ice storm at their ancestral roost in Mexico has migration forecasters calling for a setback in their population numbers.
Holdman Honey is a small business with millions of employees.
A third female Asian elephant, Karen, has joined the group at the San Antonio Zoo this week.
Starting at about 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, 79 recently-hatched Kemp's Ridley turtles flopped and scurried their way across the wet sand on the Padre Island National Seashore into the Gulf of Mexico – like millions have done before them – as more than 500 adults and children watched behind a tape barrier nearby. It was the last public Kemp's Ridley turtle release at the Padre Island National Seashore this breeding season.