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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

New tool helps track spread of bat disease

Though bats in Texas appear untouched by a fungus that has decimated populations in the Northeast and Midwest, the disease is spreading west. Now, however, researchers have a powerful tool to track the spread of the disease.

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Audio: Funding woes imperil future of state parks

As the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department marks the end of its 50th year in operation, the struggle continues.

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Audio: Vampire bats could be warming up to Texas

Contrary to a recent alarming news report in Central Texas, there are no vampire bats in the state, or even the U.S. But according to one scientific model, climate change threatens to push populations of the blood-hungry...

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Biology department teaming with state to protect non-game species

Participating in conjunction with five Texas universities and two Texas zoos, the Texas State University Department of Biology and its students are working to protect non-game wildlife throughout the state.