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Time's Out for the Rio

Will our grandchildren remember the river?

Features As drought has intensified over the past few years trying to protect what’s left of the river has gotten harder and harder.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Laura Paskus

LAST EXIT

Wildlife dies by the thousands on NM’s highways

Features It’s late, and I’m hauling ass home from Las Cruces after a three-day long reporting trip. I’ve seen mountains worth protecting and a riverbed dried up. Johnny Cash is singing me in through the dark, and ...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Laura Paskus

Something Fishy at State Game Department

Few explanations offered for why Director James Lane made a quick exit

Local News At nine o’clock Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, the state’s Game Commission convened an emergency closed meeting in Albuquerque. If the meeting was unexpected, the announcement afterwards was a shock—one that...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Laura Paskus

The Dirt: Stop Kvetching and Do

Top 5 ways you can help your environment

Opinion For two years, I’ve been lucky enough to write this column about environmental issues for SFR each month. Now, the time has come to embrace other projects and make way for new voices. Thanks, reader

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Laura Paskus

Choosing Love

The intersection of science and wonder can save species

Opinion This summer, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature announced that the western black rhinoceros was officially extinct. The subspecies of African rhino had last been spotted in 2006.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Laura Paskus

Power and the Press

Public servants shouldn’t get to hand out interviews like prizes

Opinion Behind the curtain of almost every news story is a secret dance. In the process of understanding an issue, reporters must find people willing to talk; it’s those people whose voices and perspectives bring the...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Laura Paskus

Buckets of Rain

Last week’s historic storm could jumpstart planning

Opinion When the wind and rain started Friday night, my daughter and I were out eating pizza. We watched through floor-to-ceiling windows as wind bent the trees...

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 Laura Paskus

Muddy Hymnal

New Mexico’s drying rivers herald a changing world

Opinion Once again, the Rio Grande south of Albuquerque has dried.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Laura Paskus

The Canary in the Copper Mine (is dead)

How New Mexico's copper industry wrote its own rules

Features Close your eyes, and picture a radical. Bill Olson is not that guy. With a neat brown beard and a fondness for western shirts and jackets, even the occasional bolo tie, he’s the quintessential water nerd.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Laura Paskus

Boom!

Lessons from the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion

Opinion Last month, a fertilizer plant exploded in the tiny town of West, Texas, killing 15 people and injuring almost 200.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Laura Paskus
 
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