At Caddo Lake, in Texas, the paddlefish will return decades after it was almost completely wiped out. The fish will be closely tracked by scientists, researchers, and students as part of a broad collaboration attempting to revitalize a long-damaged ecosystem by changing the water releases from a nearby dam.
After a violent week of killings in Mexico, Tiffany Hartley, the wife of a slain American, refuses to travel across the border to file a complaint. However, Americans continue to disregard travel warnings.
New drug trafficking routes into the United States may now intersect more with tourist areas such as Falcon Lake.
Mexican officials said Wednesday they still awaited a formal complaint, which would trigger a full investigation into the alleged killing of David Hartley on Falcon Lake.
A thick layer of ice covers Florida oranges in Dover, Fla. on Jan. 11.
In Texas, neighbors experiment with oyster gardening to help rebuild reefs damaged by Hurricane Ike.