by MOSE BUCHELE
A federal proposal to list four Central Texas salamanders as endangered species has provoked a fierce debate about how humans affect the natural world. But the back-and-forth also foreshadows future fights likely to take place as more species come up for review. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.
MOSE BUCHELE reports for KUT News where this story was originally broadcast. It is made available here through a news partnership between the Texas Tribune and the San Marcos Mercury.
COVER: A Barton Springs Salamander. PHOTO by ROGER SHAW