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Big Bend Country

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It’s rare that a region is called by its Prehistoric name as part of daily life. In West Texas, everyone refers to the Permian Basin–news and weather cover it; mattress stores and car dealers serve it; maps and tourism materials reference it. Making the geology and history part of banal life shows the respect and […]

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Why is the Grass on the Tallgrass Prairie not Actually Tall?

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It turns out that “tall” is relative. Think of the grass in your yard at home–then think of the grass on the prairie (which clearly you visit daily). The neighborhood association would never let the grass grow this tall, ankle-high all the way up to thigh-high. Aside from that aesthetic, there are natural reasons why […]

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