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V.26 No.41 | 10/12/2017
expense
US Department of the Interior

Environment

N.M. Environment Update

On Zinke, oil, gas and public comments

By Laura Paskus via NM Political Report
Interior Secretary Zinke under fire again for abusing his travel expense account and oil drillers invest in N.M. despite falling prices and state regulations, thanks to federal subsidies and White House support.
V.26 No.40 | 10/5/2017
U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke during his visit to New Mexico in July
US Department of the Interior

Environment

N.M. Environmental Update

The latest about Zinke, LANL and public meetings

By Laura Paskus, Via NM Political Report
Interior Secretary promises a more business-frieldly culture, EPA is terrified of the public and LANL has two criticality incidents in August as well as waste problems.
V.26 No.28 | 7/13/2017
oil rig
Courtesy of the New Mexico State Land Office

Environment

Zinke Says Drill!

New interior secretary targets New Mexico

By Laura Paskus via NM Political Report
US Department of the Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued an order last week, aimed at boosting oil and gas leasing on federal lands.
V.26 No.26 | 6/29/2017
Natural gas production facilities, San Juan Basin, New Mexico
Photo by Shaun Stanley via PBS

Environment

Our Very Own Methane Cloud

N.M.’s gas and oil industries equal pollution

By Jon Goldstein via NM Political Report
The methane cloud over New Mexico’s San Juan Basin is the largest area of elevated methane concentration ever measured in the US. With the BLM and EPA having recently suspended the standards to limit the pollution and waste from natural gas mining, it is now up to New Mexico's leaders.
V.26 No.17 | 4/27/2017
Fresh water access pipeline

News Feature

Around N.M.

ConocoPhillips, border wall lawsuit, N.M. emerges from Article 7 restrictions and more

By Laura Paskus
We’ll help you keep up on what's happening across the state and our region, when it comes to water, public lands, wildfire, forests, nuclear waste, energy and lots of other issues.
V.26 No.16 | 4/20/2017
Goodbye to All of That
Virginia Colwell

Culture Shock

Where Language Fails

The role of the arts at UNM's Decolonizing Nature conference

By Maggie Grimason
The Decolonizing Nature conference brings together people in many disciplines, including art, to discuss ecology and sustainability.

Environment

When Every Day is Earth Day

The first step is being aware of the issues

By Carolyn Carlson
Though the Feds are starting to allow more pollution and other environmental damage at our expense, there are ways for New Mexico to defend itself.

Event Horizon

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 ]
Things to do April 20-26.
V.26 No.14 | 4/6/2017
News City
Robert Maestas

Newscity

By Joshua Lee

New Teacher Evaluation Standards Announced

Teacher evaluation standards announced, N.M. leads in births paid through Medicaid and water shortages predicted.
V.26 No.4 | 01/26/2017

Daily Word in Mothers, Presidents and Poison

By Megan Reneau [ Wed Feb 1 2017 11:13 AM ]
The Daily Word

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.

V.25 No.51 | 12/22/2016
Natural Gas metering devices in urban Albuquerque

Newscity

It’s a Gas, Gas, Gas

Methane rule smells surprisingly sweet

By August March
States pick sides, with their economies at stake, in the battle over the proposed Methane Waste and Prevention Rule.
V.25 No.41 | 10/13/2016
Innastate
Courtesy of Innastate

Event Horizon

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

By Maggie Grimason [ Thu Oct 20 2016 11:00 AM ]
We stand with Standing Rock.
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V.25 No.38 | 09/22/2016

The Daily Word in The Presidential Debate, Bionic Yarn and Mars Colonization

By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Sep 27 2016 10:53 AM ]
The Daily Word

One short list of falsehoods from the Clinton-Trump debate, and one much longer analysis.
And in case you missed the debate and are interested, here's a link.

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.”

V.25 No.34 | 08/25/2016

The Daily Word in Ocean Art, Gene Wilder and Stolen Cows

By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Aug 30 2016 10:57 AM ]
The Daily Word

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.

V.25 No.31 | 08/04/2016

The Daily Word in Altruistic Whales, Seinfeld and Old-Fashioned Bookshops

By Monica Schmitt [ Tue Aug 9 2016 11:09 AM ]
The Daily Word

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.

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