N.M. Environment Update
On Zinke, oil, gas and public comments
N.M. Environmental Update
The latest about Zinke, LANL and public meetings
Zinke Says Drill!
New interior secretary targets New Mexico
Our Very Own Methane Cloud
N.M.’s gas and oil industries equal pollution
ConocoPhillips, border wall lawsuit, N.M. emerges from Article 7 restrictions and more
Where Language Fails
The role of the arts at UNM's Decolonizing Nature conference
When Every Day is Earth Day
The first step is being aware of the issues
This week in being earnest, everything Earth Day, math parties, the last dance at Low Spirits and more.[ Wed Apr 19 2017 1:48 PM ]
New Teacher Evaluation Standards Announced
Daily Word in Mothers, Presidents and Poison
An estimated 150,000 babies were taken from “illegitimate” Australian mothers in the 20th century.
So what can Trump actually do?
Buzzfeed: Always asking the important questions.
Republicans advanced Trump's cabinet nominees while no Democrats were present, a clear violation of finance committee rules which require members of both parties to be present for voting.
What's the future of the tech industry under Trump's reign?
What is the EPA going to do to monitor the long-term effects of the 2015 mine spill that poisoned rivers in the Western US?
A policy dissent cable has gathered over 1,000 signatures by state officials.
It’s a Gas, Gas, Gas
Methane rule smells surprisingly sweet
Stand Up and Be Counted
Friday, Oct 21: We Stand With Standing Rock Benefit • InnaState • rock • The Riddims • roots, reggae • Definition Rare • Clara Natonabah • Lyla June Johnson • K. Benally & LetsJusB • LetsJusB
The Daily Word in The Presidential Debate, Bionic Yarn and Mars Colonization
Speaking of debates, here's one way to settle them.
Have a strong opinion about the presidential candidates? Today is National Voter Registration day, so make sure you register and go vote on Nov. 8!
Say hello to recycled polyester, otherwise known as Bionic Yarn, a clothing material made from used plastics. Optimistically speaking, this could make a huge positive impact on the atrocious amount of plastics currently floating in the oceans.
To be happy is to be healthy. And it's contagious.
Nearly 300 tech firms across the country are declaring Nov. 8, election day, a paid company holiday.
Elon Musk speaks at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico about his plan to colonize Mars. Watch the talk live here.
In an analysis of revolutionaries vs reactionaries in modern American history, opinion writer David Brooks states, “It doesn't matter how much living standards rise or the poverty rate falls, it makes you seem smart and woke to be alarmed and hypercritical.” Read the article for more thoughtful insights about our strange yearning for an idealized past, and why “it's stupid and impossible to turn back the clock.”
The Daily Word in Ocean Art, Gene Wilder and Stolen Cows
Let's all take a moment of silence and watch Young Frankenstein followed by Willy Wonka and maybe Blazing Saddles after that if there's time. RIP, Gene Wilder. You left behind quite a legacy.
Half a million dollars worth of cows was stolen from a farm in New Zealand sometime between the beginning of July and now. Poirot, we need you on the case.
Well, we did it. Humans have officially created a new epoch, distinguished by the horrifying extent that we've managed to alter the natural world with our plastic-y presence and nuclear bombs. Welcome to the Anthropocene.
Remember Brock Turner, the rapist from Stanford University? His six-month jail sentence was cut down to three on grounds of “good behavior” and an unhappy public is already planning protests for his release.
The ocean is a better artist than I am.
Scientists have come up with a new theory about our Australopithecus ancestor, Lucy, claiming that she fell from a tree. Some scientists reject the theory, calling the paper “click bait” for media coverage. Regardless of who's right, it's an interesting read.
The Daily Word in Altruistic Whales, Seinfeld and Old-Fashioned Bookshops
Hillary Clinton is sued after the parents of two American Benghazi victims claim that her private e-mail servers contributed to their children's deaths.
Do humpback whales practice altruism? The whales repeatedly save other species from from becoming an orca's next meal in the wild. Scientists speculate the reason behind this risky and seemingly heroic behavior.
Good luck keeping up with all the Seinfeld references in this book review. And if you think you caught them all, you should probably get the book.
Researchers in Ontario study peat moss samples and determine that the carbon-rich bogs are threatened by climate change, are more susceptible to starting forest fires and have the potential to raise the global concentration of carbon dioxide.
Don't count on using your phone as entertainment in London bookstores. Many are creating old-fashioned and tranquil atmospheres with no Wi-Fi, where shop-goers can peacefully unplug and browse.
Texas reported its first Zika-related death Tuesday morning after a baby dies shortly after birth. The infant's mother was infected with the virus while in Latin America during her pregnancy, where the fetus also contracted the virus.
This Olympian gets first place in my book. Positivity for the win.