pollution


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

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.16 | 4/20/2017

News Editorial

Clean Power Battle Plan Rages

New Mexico’s Attorney General joins the fight

EPA leadership change has it trying to stop its own court case and the states suing to continue it.
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

States pick sides, with their economies at stake, in the battle over the proposed Methane Waste and Prevention Rule.
V.25 No.50 | 12/15/2016
Bulk Fuels Facility Project
Photo courtesy Kirtland AFB Bulk Fuels Facility Project

News Feature

Kirtland Jet Fuel Spill Update

Fourth well under construction

A fourth extraction well is being built to filter ethylene dibromide, one of the most concerning contaminants from the Kirtland jet fuel spill, out of the groundwater.
V.25 No.16 | 4/21/2016
hazard
Illo by Brie Macquarrie

Environment

Keep It Wet & Sludgy

Albuquerque’s water supply is not only limited, but also at risk of contamination.
V.24 No.45 | 11/5/2015

Newscity

Mining Rule May Harm Groundwater

Here are a few things that have been happening in New Mexico lately.
V.23 No.15 |

news

The Daily Word in Google drones, banning cars from the Santa Fe plaza and rumours of an AC/DC breakup have snowballed

The Daily Word

Albuquerque police and family members are looking for this mentally disabled kid who ran away from school on April 9th. He was last seen (by this writer) in the 4th and Central area yesterday evening.

Tuesday April 15th 2014: your taxes are due.

There was blood on the moon last night.

Google bought a drone company in Moriarty, New Mexico.

The mayor of Santa Fe wants to make the plaza pedestrian-only.

Pollution in China is affecting the weather.

Things are heating up in Ukraine.

Pulitzers were announced.

Dr. Kevorkian painted a lot of surreal and creepy pictures.

There is a smoke ring halo over England.

Munich has "official nudist zones".

It was a long way to the top in this dog eat dog world, but it now looks like the end of the highway for AC/DC.

V.21 No.4 |

news

The Daily Word in Mitt wins Florida, Colbert raises more than Palin and New Mexico's newest gang

The Daily Word

Mitt Romney won Florida's Republican primary last night. Newt Gingrich isn't giving up (yet).

Chicago's draconian eavesdropping law poses problems for protestors and journalists at the upcoming G-8 summit.

Traffic crackdown in Rio Rancho.

New Mexico has a new prison gang with a lame name.

In response to an invasive abortion law, a Virginia state senator proposed an amendment requiring men seeking erectile dysfunction drugs to receive a rectal exam and stress tests.

Meet the monkey refugees of Louisiana.

Louis CK sold a sitcom to CBS.

Netflix won't be renting games after all.

DC Comics unveils its long-rumored line of Watchmen prequel comics. I wonder what Watchman co-creator Alan Moore thinks about it? "As far as I know … there weren't that many prequels or sequels to Moby Dick."

What does an artist with Alzheimer's paint?

Stephen Colbert's fake Super PAC raised more money than Sarah Palin's Super PAC.

Everything is cool guys, that red river in Texas was just polluted with pig blood.

SHEEP CYCLONE!!!!

Where did the Frito pie really come from?

Every overhead hand shot from Wes Anderson films.

Check out this recently discovered test footage from a proposed 1936 John Carter of Mars animated movie.

When I'm President this fake Breaking Bad RPG will be real.

Of these three trailers for returning HBO shows, I am excited about them in this order: Game of Thrones, Eastbound And Down and True Blood.

Completely mesmerized by this video.

Happy Birthday Garrett Morris!!!

V.20 No.16 | 4/21/2011

Feature

State: The Rule-Makers

Meet Martinez’ new Environmental Improvement Board

A few months ago, Gov. Susana Martinez fired all seven members of the Environmental Improvement Board, the entity charged with overseeing the standards of food safety, our water supply, air quality, radiation control and more. We got to speak with new board member James Casciano, also a manager of the Corporate Environmental Health and Safety program at Intel, about environmental improvement and public health.
V.18 No.34 | 8/20/2009
The storage silos at American Cement’s transfer station sit in a North Valley neighborhood.
Eric Williams ericwphoto.com

Neverending Stories

Air Conditioning

American Cement's permit will likely be approved, but public input could keep the company on a tighter leash

Hours of heated debate probably won't stop a North Valley cement company from operating 24 hours a day and escalating pollution.

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