May 24, 2016
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Not so Wet

New Mexico’s water plans predict supply decline at the regional level but don’t tackle statewide strategy

Local News People trying to survive in this arid landscape have spent thousands of years—some flush with rain and snow, others parched—hoping that the next season will allow fields and villages to survive.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Laura Paskus

Environment Secretary Takes a Swing at His Predecessor

While supporting changes to a penalty policy for polluters, Flynn says money shouldn’t go to pet projects

Local News New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn wants to change how his department decides to spend some of the fines it collects from polluting companies. 

Monday, May 16, 2016 Laura Paskus

Bee-pocalypse

The disappearance of bees probably isn’t as bad as you think—and there’s plenty you can do

Local News To read some of the headlines over the past few years, you’d think all the continent’s bees were dying terrible, troubled deaths. In Canada, General Mills has even removed all but the outline of its tradema...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Laura Paskus

Welcome, Wolves. But Move along Quickly!

New Mexico Game Commission says wolves can stop over at Ladder Ranch before release in Old Mexico

Local News Five wolves are coming to New Mexico this spring, though their stay will be brief. At a special meeting in Albuquerque this morning, the New Mexico Game Commission voted unanimously to approve an

Friday, February 26, 2016 Laura Paskus

Howler Back

Despite setback, Turner Ranch is far from giving up on recovery for the Mexican gray wolf

Local News Clustered in core packs of their own, nearly 100 supporters of the federal Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program line the back wall and fill the seats of a New Mexico Game Commission meeting in Santa Fe on Jan. 14...

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Laura Paskus

Climate of Faith

Scientists have spoken on climate change. But will it take a leap of faith for people to change?

Features Four summers ago, a tree fell on a power line, causing a wildfire that ripped through the Jemez Mountains, charring a record-setting 150,000 acres of forest, burning dozens of homes and destroying the Pueblo of...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 Laura Paskus

Gone Dry

Without funding, state stalls plans to study the effect of drought on rivers, wells and the New Mexico economy

Local News Last year, New Mexico state lawmakers set aside $100,000 to study the state’s water supply. But a year later, the money is gone.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Laura Paskus

Faux Transparency

Citizens are on their own when trying to pull back the curtain on the government’s public records

Local News About two years ago, Hanna Skandera, then secretary-designate of the New Mexico Public Education Department, started repeating a number.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Laura Paskus

A River Trickles Through It

With some help the Santa Fe River can be a river again

Features The Living River Ordinance allows the city to put up to 1,000 acre-feet of water back into the Santa Fe River—not to deliver water to downstream users, but just to keep the channel wet.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Laura Paskus

Copper & Water

Attorney general, conservation groups say Appeals Court decision was off the mark

Local News A contentious rule on copper mine water pollution could be heading to the state’s highest court following the attorney general’s petition seeking to overturn a ruling last month from the Court of Appeals.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Laura Paskus
 
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Morning Word: PNM Rate Case on Hold

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May 20, 2016 by Peter St. Cyr

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