Tag Archives: Rio Grande

Study Shows Arsenic in Rio Grande Aquifer System

A study released earlier this month by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) found that water in the Rio Grande Aquifer System—which runs through Colorado, New Mexico, and West Texas—has high concentrations of some harmful minerals. The mineral found in the … Continue reading

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With Lack of Details, Border Landowners Contemplate What a Wall Would Mean

This story was originally broadcast on a special episode of the Texas Standard called “The Wall”, an hour-long look at the prospect for an expanded border wall under the incoming Trump Administration. Gov. Greg Abbott has described parts of the muddy … Continue reading

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Boquillas Two Years On: Rebuilding A Border Economy

BOQUILLAS, Coahuila — A border crossing that’s seen as part of a template to rescue damaged, rural economies along the Rio Grande has marked its second anniversary. The symbolic importance of the crossing that links Big Bend National Park in Texas to … Continue reading

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Undrinkable: Many along Texas border still live without clean, safe water

Editor’s note: This is the first in a five-part series from the Texas Tribune exploring the challenges many borderlands residents have to overcome just to have access to drinking water. Tribune reporters spoke with residents of Las Pampas, a colonia near … Continue reading

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Lines in the Land: A Pesky Plant on the Rio Grande Attracts Federal Attention

As the dividing line between Mexico and the United States, the Rio Grande has been a stage for contentious geopolitics. But for many years, the river has also had a turbulent ecological history. One persistent concern for scientists who study … Continue reading

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Pipeline from the Border would bring Water to Permian Basin Towns

There’s a proposal on the table in Texas to pipe water from the borderlands region of Val Verde County – home to Del Rio – to 13 rural counties in the Permian Basin. Despite the recent rains we’ve seen, the … Continue reading

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