The Daily Word in REAL ID, Bosque Trails and dinosaur lovin'
The REAL ID can got kicked further down the street, at least for airports.
The city is asking for comment on where the new trail should run. If and how wide are already decided, so stifle those complaints.
New Mexico's less shitty teen pregnancy rate isn't reflected in rural communities.
Insurance companies failing to pay the Department of Health for vaccines has doctors turning away patients.
An Oklahoma company is pushing for a zoning exemption to begin drilling for oil in Rio Rancho.
Arizona and the US Department of the Interior are making plans for a diversion of the Gila river that threatens its ecology.
Babe I love you, but I'm a T-Rex
The Daily Word in real estate, fracking and affirmative action
A Northeast Albuquerque area bicyclist has died after a hit-and-run last night. APD is looking for information.
Albuquerque Business First says that Fortune magazine claims Trulia real-estate data shows the Albuquerque metro area is the worst place to own a home. You heard it here fourth.
A mailman was shot at by another motorist for "giving him a bad look."
Everybody's favorite new method for extracting hydrocarbons, "fracking," may be coming to Rio Rancho.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia made some pretty racist remarks regarding affirmative action. That's probably the greatest argument that could be made about institutionalized racism in our country and the need for affirmative action.
The Daily Word in Sunport scares, climate talks and even more gifting
A security scare briefly shut down the Sunport yesterday.
Defense attorneys in the Boyd trial are seeking a change of venue.
APD and reform monitor James Ginger are stuck trying to reach an agreement on a new use-of-force policy.
The Paris climate change talks are off to an encouraging start.
First Congregational Church held a vigil for victims of last Friday's shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood.
The Daily Word in helping homeless, planned parenthood shooting and carbon emission
Mayor Berry's homeless initiative makes national news.
Albuquerque Game Developers Guild needs a bigger meeting space.
Three killed and nine injured during attack at a Colorado planned parenthood.
Chicago protestors of police shooting marched on a major shopping district yesterday.
Globally, carbon emissions are slowing while power generation and economic activity expands.
The Daily Word in Republicans, dry-cleaning spills and Islamic State Fighters
UNM is not alone with difficulties providing students resources to report sexual assault.
Growing Marijuana on tribal land is especially sticky—legally speaking.
The dry-cleaning chemical spill Downtown is large enough to warrant vapor testing in area homes.
Theocon Damon Linker continues to be increasingly alienated by his former conservative colleagues.
The Nation's Lydia Wilson interviews an imprisoned ISIS fighter.
The Daily Word in Paris Attacks, WIPP Leaks and Eating Healthy
ISIS claims responsibility for attacks in Paris. The Guardian is providing live updates.
Suspect in road rage killing of 4-year-old pleads not guilty.
UNM wants to make sexual assault investigations happen more quickly.
The state is close to a settlement over the WIPP leak.
Several more business opening in the shipping container development near Carlisle and the freeway.
The Don't Hug Me I'm Scared crew explain healthy eating.
The Daily Word in Horses, Pipelines and Roboter Kinder
Horses to be put to pasture instead sent to slaughter.
Udall wants to take the burden of cleaning up mining spills off the tax payers.
Police monitor criticized over reform transparency during community meeting.
Obama passes on Keystone XL pipeline proposal.
Attorney General investigates Exxon Mobil claims about climate research.
Diaperin’ Is Easy!
A Long-Lost Field Guide for the Soul
Rediscover an ecstatic, mystic book of nature writing
Welcome to Albuquerque
Nuclear meltdown capital of the world
The Daily Word in Syrian interventions, Albuquerque abortion bans, and OMG Miley Cyrus
The Fort Hood gunman had an opportunity to make a final statement before sentencing. Here is a (paraphrased) transcript, "Defendant shrugged shoulders and mumbled 'Whatever man.'"
Santa Fe mulls over the eternal question of paper or plastic. Decides on paper. For everyone.
Yes, art can be a crime. In Russia. When it's a painting of Putin and Medvedev in women's underwear.
Looks like the abortion question will be on a Bernalillo County ballot sometime soon. Probably in a special election. Which will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. To decide on a ban that is already unconstitutional and will no doubt be overturned.
50 years after Martin Luther King, Jr. and the fight goes on.
Albuquerque is a top 20 city for early 20-somethings! Mainly because it's cheap to live here.
Looks like some kind of military intervention in Syria is inevitable.
But don't think about that. Miley Cyrus did a thing!
The Kinda Good News About Coral Peril
¡Viva la Science!
Rising carbon dioxide levels— and oh boy, do we haz them—lead to lower pH in our oceans. The lower the pH, the more acidic the water. Coral reefs, underwater structures notoriously unwilling to relocate, are stuck dealing with the result. A new paper shows that coral reefs that have been exposed to acidic waters are less dense and more fragile.
Marine scientist and paper co-author Adina Paytan points out that it could’ve been worse. “The good news is that they don't just die,” she says, in what one can only imagine to be a hollowly perky tone of voice. “They are able to grow and calcify, but they are not producing robust structures.”
Fortunately, what she’s not saying is that the whole wide world of coral has gone rickety. Scientists, being scientists, work hard to gather data that lets them make predictions about what will happen. In this case, the study focused on coral located near underwater springs off of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, where the ocean water becomes naturally more acidic.
Because, though they can simulate conditions in a laboratory, scientists can’t be deliberately acidifying coral environments in the wild, now can they? By looking at a place where coral is already surviving in conditions of higher acidity, the paper’s authors found a site “where nature is already doing the experiments for us,” explains Don Rice, program director in the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Division of Ocean Sciences.
For Paytan, the results mix not-terrible news with a concise course of action. "We need to protect corals from other stressors, such as pollution and overfishing. If we can control those, the impact of ocean acidification might not be as bad."
The Daily Word in high flying, Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi, and goats riding horses
Summer is here and it's time to jump in the water. Free swim lessons for low-income kids!
Unlicensed pilot busted at Double Eagle for flying too high. Or something. I'm not sure how to make this joke actually. He had a plane full of pot, is what I'm trying to say.
Under Susana Martinez, the New Mexico Environment Department isn't so worried about New Mexico's environment. Here's one more example.
Another U.S. Army official whose job is to stop sexual assault has been charged with sexual assault.
The media doesn't think the Obama administration's assault on civil liberties is so minor when it's happening to them.
Maybe those Benghazi emails were doctored?
And finally, visit Newfoundland. Because of this goat riding on a horse.
Beehive Collective swarms Albuquerque today
A group of political illustrators is coming to talk about process today at Small Engine Gallery at 6 p.m. Read up on the collective’s pollination of the grassroots and then head down there this evening. The talk is free. For more on the event, go to bit.ly/BeeMind. For more on the nonprofit, all-volunteer, art organization, check out beehivecollective.org.