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2014-06-30 16:22:45

NEW ORLEANS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday, June 30, reversed the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas in The Aransas Project v. Shaw. The Fifth Circuit agreed with the defendants that the plaintiff failed to prove its case that diversions of water for use by Texans had led to multiple deaths of federally protected whooping cranes in the winter of 2008....

2011-08-03 16:14:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Expert witness reports filed this week in U.S. District Court in Corpus Christi cast significant doubt on allegations made by The Aransas Project (TAP) in a lawsuit that 23 whooping cranes died during the 2008-09 drought, and countered that in fact, the flock is thriving. Deposition of a TAP witness is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Houston. TAP initially filed the lawsuit Mar. 10, 2010, against Bryan Shaw, Buddy Garcia, Carlos Rubinstein...

2009-12-08 00:01:00

ROCKPORT, Texas, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Aransas Project (TAP) today filed a Notice of Intent to sue several officials of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) in their official capacity for illegal harm and harassment of whooping cranes at and adjacent to Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in violation of Section 9 of the Federal Endangered Species Act. Under federal law, TAP must wait at least 60 days before filing suit. The individuals to be sued in their official...

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2009-12-07 13:40:00

The US Food and Drug Administration is investigating a link between oysters harvested from the San Antonio Bay and a contagious stomach virus. According to the FDA, consumers who purchased oysters from the San Antonio Bay on or after November 16 should avoid eating them due to reports of norovirus-associated illnesses in some people. The FDA has reported about a dozen illnesses from South Carolina and North Carolina. "Restaurant operators and retailers should not serve or offer for sale...

2009-12-06 19:30:00

Consumers advised to avoid oysters harvested from San Antonio Bay SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to avoid eating oysters harvested from the San Antonio Bay on or after Nov. 16 due to reports of norovirus-associated illnesses in some people who had consumed oysters harvested from this area, which is located on the Gulf of Texas. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) The FDA,...

2009-04-29 13:00:00

- Texas A&M Scientists Release Results of 7-year, $2 million-Study - Impact to Whooping Cranes Is More Complex Than Previously Thought SEGUIN, Texas, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- At a joint meeting of the boards of directors of the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority and the San Antonio River Authority on Wednesday, April 29, 2009, researchers from Texas A&M University presented the results of a seven-year, $2 million study known as the San Antonio Guadalupe Estuarine System (SAGES)...

2008-06-27 12:02:35

Texans are willing to contribute financially to protect the state's bays and estuaries and to pay more for recreational trips to experience these coastal ecosystems, economic researchers have found. Those were among the key findings of two reports released by the Valuing Nature in Texas program of the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC), based in The Woodlands, and the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Almost a thousand individuals in the Coastal...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'