V.27 No.36 | 9/6/2018
Water, Water Everywhere
Cooperation yields fluid results
At their Aug. 22 meeting, New Mexico’s largest water utility agreed to sell water to the federal government to boost flows in the Rio Grande through the end of the year.
V.27 No.32 | 8/9/2018
Drought’s Grip, El Niño’s Promise
Dry conditions persist across N.M.
Breaking the drought requires more than a handful of rainstorms—even big storms. And grappling with its impacts means policymakers should listen to scientists and constituents, ranging from farmers to city-dwellers.
V.27 No.28 | 7/12/2018
The Monsoon Approaches
But the drought persists
Wetter weather may be approaching, but our state’s drought is a persistent one.
V.27 No.24 | 6/14/2018
New Mexico News
Playing With Fire
Forest closures, fireworks bans and a very hot planet
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
Brave New World Vulture
Beauty the Turkey Vulture does work to make her species proud
Hawks Aloft is a local nonprofit that deals in conservation of birds of prey.
Healthy Plants, Healthy Kids
Water conservation project at Barelas school
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
Kirtland Jet Fuel Spill Update
New plans and protests in process
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
More Oil, More Gas, Please
Relaxed regs coincide with increased revenue
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
US Department of the Interior
N.M. Environment Update
On Zinke, oil, gas and public comments
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
US Department of the Interior
N.M. Environmental Update
The latest about Zinke, LANL and public meetings
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
Courtesy of the New Mexico State Land Office
Zinke Says Drill!
New interior secretary targets New Mexico
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
Photo by Shaun Stanley via PBS
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.17 | 4/27/2017
ConocoPhillips, border wall lawsuit, N.M. emerges from Article 7 restrictions and more
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
Where Language Fails
The role of the arts at UNM's Decolonizing Nature conference
The Decolonizing Nature conference brings together people in many disciplines, including art, to discuss ecology and sustainability.
When Every Day is Earth Day
The first step is being aware of the issues
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.