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V.22 No.49 | 12/5/2013
Freaking Green by Laura F. Sanchez • CreateSpace • paperback • $11.99

Book Review

Breaking Green

Two young adult novels grapple with being green in a world intent on destroying itself.

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V.22 No.34 |

news

The Daily Word in Syrian interventions, Albuquerque abortion bans, and OMG Miley Cyrus

In the news: "Defendant shrugged shoulders and mumbled 'Whatever man.'", For everyone, in women's underwear, Looks like the abortion question will be on a Bernalillo County ballot sometime soon, and the fight goes on, Mainly because it's cheap to live here, inevitable, Miley Cyrus did a thing!

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V.22 No.25 | 6/20/2013
Springs underwater and the coral reefs that live near them sustain other species.
Elizabeth Crook
Springs underwater and the coral reefs that live near them sustain other species.

Science

The Kinda Good News About Coral Peril

¡Viva la Science!

Rising carbon dioxide levels and oh boy, do we haz themlead 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.

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V.22 No.19 |

news

The Daily Word in high flying, Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi, and goats riding horses

In the news: Free swim lessons for low-income kids!, He had a plane full of pot, is what I'm trying to say, Here's one more example, been charged with sexual assault, when it's happening to them, doctored?, this goat riding on a horse

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V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012

Arts

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.

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V.21 No.46 |

News

The Daily Word in BP, poorest president and Pong

In the news: $4.5 billion fine, rich and poor, killed a Chihuahua, remain on the Council, sexually assaulted or harassed, Nonstop flights, coyote-killing contest, poorest president, Violence escalates in Gaza and Israel, gave gifts to minorities and youth, 13 deaths, legal recreational marijuana, rappers' brains, Pong, Sherlock Holmes

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V.21 No.46 | 11/15/2012

Culture Shock

The Hive Minds

Political art group draws up the cost of coal

For two years, members of The Beehive Collective interviewed hundreds of people about how mountaintop removal and coal mining affected their lives. After those conversations, the hive's illustrators drew up visual metaphors and scenes from the stories they'd been told.

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V.21 No.44 |

news

The Daily Word in hazmat, more Gangnam Style and Penn State prez

In the news: Santa Teresa, N.M, 200 people, industrial park, presidential debates, Hurricane Sandy, gas, charged with perjury, Gene Hackman, paintings, ethics complaint, legislative campaigns blow?, Gangnam Style, 10 election oddities, female president

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V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012

opinion

OyP: This guv is a policy wrecking ball

Jerry Ortiz y Pino opines that Gov. Susana Martinez is on a neocon crusade of destruction. But the public can’t see it yet, he writes, because the media fawns over her so.

Most voters’ impressions of a governor are shaped by media coverage. On TV, we get split-second footage: She's cutting ribbons, smiling at children, waving to crowds, and looking perky at a rally or solemn at a memorial. ... The honeymoon ain't over yet, even after 18 months.

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Ortiz y Pino

The Guv’s Crusade of Destruction

Gov. Susana Martinez is not being held accountable for much of what has happened on her watch. Until reporters begin to dig into the consequences of her policy initiatives, the public will continue to hold her in high regard.

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V.21 No.21 | 5/24/2012
Larry J. King stands behind his house in Church Rock, N.M., and talks about the site where Hydro Resources, Inc. intends to mine.
Courtesy of Red Rock Pictures
Larry J. King stands behind his house in Church Rock, N.M., and talks about the site where Hydro Resources, Inc. intends to mine.

News

The hunt for ore

Reporter Christie Chisholm spoke with Larry J. King, a Navajo man who’s fighting Hydro Resources, Inc. The company wants to mine an aquifer under Church Rock, N.M.

Rooting around in the aquifer for uranium will make the water in it undrinkable, says Rich Abitz, a geochemist, in the story. The EPA has agreed to look into the company’s permit.

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Larry J. King stands behind his house in Church Rock, N.M., and talks about the site where Hydro Resources, Inc. intends to mine.
Courtesy of Red Rock Pictures

Environment

Navajo Group Fights Aquifer Mine

The Navajo Nation outlawed uranium mining and processing in 2005 in response to high cancer rates. Yet Larry J. King is one of many members of the tribe who are fighting plans to mine uranium from an aquifer.

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V.21 No.18 | 5/3/2012
The small lot of the Smith’s gas station on Constitution and Carlisle lacks space for cars to wait while others refuel.
Andy Carrasco

Newscity

Fuel to the Fire

Every day, fumes, traffic snarls and tanker trucks aggravate neighbors of the Smith's gas station on Constitution and Carlisle. And with a permit for the station to sell more fuel, the situation isn’t going to get any easier.

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V.21 No.17 | 4/26/2012
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Feature

You say it’s your Earth Day?

The Earth Day Network reports that 1 billion people marked the eco-holiday on April 22. But with consciousness-raising taking place on such a massive scale, it’s easy to overlook the everyday people who fight to keep our corner of the planet clean and healthy. For them, eco-activism is not a once-yearly event.

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V.21 No.16 |

news

The Daily Word in Dick Clark, feminist nuns and sex robots

In the news: 24-years-old, leaked jet fuel, Dick Clark, 72-hour shifts, reclassify marijuana, cookies, swan, Sex robots, feminist nuns, grammar, DoubleOh, American cruise ship

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