Category: NEWS

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Strong El Niño Will Weaken and Could Transition to La Niña This Fall, NOAA Says

This will likely mean renewed drought in far-West Texas. NOTE: this post initially appeared on Weather.com on February 11, 2016 El Niño is forecast to weaken through the spring with conditions in the equatorial Pacific

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Wildfire Danger Grows on Destocked Public Lands in Far-West Texas

When animals are removed, wildfire risk is increased. Cattle, burros, aoudad and elk will reduce this risk, and help deer, pronghorn and sheep in the process. NOTE: Post initially appeared on SAExpressNews.com on February 3,

Another Successful Rocket Launch in the Sierra Diablos

The escarpments in the background are the high country of Circle Ranch: The Sierra Diablo Mountains of far-West Texas.

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Van Horn Residents Prepare to Fight Possible Nuke Dump

We are told that Culberson County, which cannot maintain its roads, schools and other infrastructure for just a few decades, can have safe surface storage of most all the nuclear waste in the United States,

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FDA Panel Seeks Tougher Antibiotic Labels

Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics which are widely used in feeding of confined livestock, especially poultry. Much of these antibiotics survive processing and remain in our food. NOTE: Post Originally Appeared on WSJ.com on November 5, 2015

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Merry Christmas from Circle Ranch

“God bless us, every one!”

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DuPont Exploring Agricultural Deals With Syngenta, Dow Chemical

The agro-giants dominate “Big Ag” and “Big Wildlife”, a coalition of universities, agencies, legislators and NGOs. Their destructive practices harm free markets, the environment, habitat, wildlife, and our society. Allowing the giants to grow larger

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Internet Billionaires Face Off in Renewed Texas Space Race

Just outside Van Horn Texas, Blue Origin has been quietly developing its space program for several years. NOTE: this post originally appeared on San Antonio’s ExpressNews.com on April 27, 2015 VAN HORN — An isolated

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Congratulations Blue Origin

Blue Origin’s successful launch and recovery on November 23, 2015 leapfrogs them to leadership in the private space race. The launch-landing site is next door to Circle: The cliffs in the far background are the

Petition Targets ‘Rogue’ Killings by Wildlife Services

NOTE: Article initially appeared in the Washington Post on December 15th, 2013. Darryl Fears They say U.S. critter assassins work in secret, quietly laying traps, lacing food with poison, sniping at targets from helicopters. Few