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Maybe This is Why You Don’t Like the Research Coming From Land Grant Colleges

Maybe This is Why You Don’t Like the Research Coming From Land Grant Colleges

This thoughtful article discusses inadequate funding for the land grant colleges and how this shortfall affects research. Not mentioned is that, faced with this continual funding crisis, the land grant colleges have accepted massive funding

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Blue Origin’s January 23, 2019 Rocket Launch in far-West Texas

Blue origin, the private rocket company owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is based next to Circle Ranch in far-West Texas. Here is a video of their January 23, 2019 launch. The rocket’s flight lasted

California Supervolcano May Be As Dangerous as Yellowstone’s

California Supervolcano May Be As Dangerous as Yellowstone’s

“As described in this article, one of three super-volcanoes in the United States is in New Mexico. Valles Caldera is located in north-central New Mexico in the central Jemez Mountains west of Santa Fe. It

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Giving Malaria a Deadline

Here is a beneficial form of genetic tinkering which stands in contrast to the horrible GMOs which in reality are drivers of agro-chemical poison sales. We wiped out screwworm without poisons, and, we can do

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Aerial Shooting in Big Bend Park Spooks and Angers Hikers

On Texas’ public lands, helicopters are routinely used by bighorn sheep managers to kill ‘exotic’ animals and predators – often while counting game. This terrifies wildlife. Years of doing this has taught sheep, deer, elk

Philanthropist Wyss to Devote $1 Billion to Conserve Habitat From Development

Philanthropist Wyss to Devote $1 Billion to Conserve Habitat From Development

If this much private wealth was devoted to conservation based on holistic thinking, it would transform environmentalism.

Trump Administration Seeks Authority for More Logging to Fight Fire Danger

Decades of neglect have turned much of America’s forests into fire traps. Many need immediate attention to reduce brush, dead trees and overcrowding. Excess trees could be logged to help pay for the cleanup. Aesthetics

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Along the Rio Grande, a Hot Spring and a Warm Welcome

The Rio Grande Valley below El Paso and above Del Rio is one of the unique areas of the United States.

In Tight Senate Race, Arizona Candidates Pledge Help for Ranchers

In Tight Senate Race, Arizona Candidates Pledge Help for Ranchers

Federal drought insurance is based on the false premise that in any two-month period, there is a “normal” Southwestern desert rainfall on which insurance actuaries can rely with statistical certainty. Desert rainfall is irregular in

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Fall Will Be Warmer And Wetter Than Normal; El Niño Onset Likely

“This is good news for Texas’ wildlife and habitat, ranchers and farmers.