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Five miles west of Odessa, a 600-foot-wide circular hole marks the West Texas landscape. It’s shallow – just 15 feet deep. The Odessa Meteor Crater is a subtle feature, but it tells an explosive story – with truly cosmic implications. … Continue reading
Beneath the soaring western escarpment of the Guadalupe Mountains, geologic and chemical forces combine to create a resource humans have sought since civilization began: salt. Indigenous peoples made salt expeditions here for millennia. Spanish invaders sent wagon trains to … Continue reading
It is today “so common, so easy to obtain, and so inexpensive that we have forgotten that from the beginning of civilization until about 100 years ago, [it] was one of the most sought-after commodities in human history.” The quote … Continue reading
For this episode, Nature Notes is teaming up with “West Texas Wonders” – a new reporting series where listeners ask questions and Marfa Public Radio finds answers. This question comes from listener Ken Richards. “In Big Bend, you see all … Continue reading
For this episode, Nature Notes is teaming up with “West Texas Wonders” – a new reporting series where listeners ask questions and Marfa Public Radio finds answers. What kinds of turtles live around Marfa? The question comes from Nathan Stueve. … Continue reading