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V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
The Sandia Mountains in winter
courtesy USDA

New Mexico News

Playing With Fire

Forest closures, fireworks bans and a very hot planet

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The increased heat and decreased rainfall that we've caused is starting to put an end to summertime enjoyment of New Mexico’s forests and grasslands, as well as fireworks, but are we unhappy enough yet to vote against it?

V.27 No.16 | 4/19/2018
Beauty the Turkey Vulture
Larry Rimer

Environment

Brave New World Vulture

Beauty the Turkey Vulture does work to make her species proud

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Hawks Aloft is a local nonprofit that deals in conservation of birds of prey.

kids planting
Corey Yazzie

Environment

Healthy Plants, Healthy Kids

Water conservation project at Barelas school

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The students in the Dolores Gonzales Gardening Club will be going home with not only some fresh fruits and vegetables from their beds, but also with some plants they can continue to nurture at home, learning to be stewards for nature.

V.27 No.13 | 3/29/2018
EDB in shallow groundwater at Kirtland AFB
NMENV

Editorial

Kirtland Jet Fuel Spill Update

New plans and protests in process

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ABCWUA criticizes KAFB for its new strategy's less aggressive plan to remove the jet fuel contaminants from the city's aquifer.

V.27 No.7 | 2/15/2018
Oil wells in southeastern New Mexico
Laura Paskus

Environment

More Oil, More Gas, Please

Relaxed regs coincide with increased revenue

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Proposed changes to construction permits for oil and gas facilities will help production and state revenues but do not address methane leaks.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Things to do April 20-26.

V.26 No.14 | 4/6/2017
News City
Robert Maestas

Newscity

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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

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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.


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