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Secret Plan

Former Interstate Stream Commission director sues over alleged violations of NM Open Meetings Act for Gila plan

Local News There’s a new battle breaking out in the war over the Gila River—the future of which will be decided within the next 76 days. This time, the salvo isn’t over endangered fish, water rights

Thursday, October 16, 2014 Laura Paskus

Humble Commitment

Terry Tempest Williams: A conservation author's sacred rage

Local News Writer Terry Tempest Williams has struck the word “busy” from her vocabulary. “I think it’s an excuse not to engage,” she says, calling from rural Maine, where she was visiting Katahdin

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Laura Paskus

Gila Hiccup

Former Interstate Stream Commission director says group violated the state Open Meetings Act

Local News A former director of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission, Norman Gaume, announced Monday that he’s planning to sue that agency for alleged violations of the state’s Open Meetings Act.

Monday, September 22, 2014 Laura Paskus

Minnow Down

WildEarth Guardians suits up for another battle on the Rio Grande

Local News Earlier this summer, when afternoon rains were falling regularly in the Rio Grande Valley, John Horning pushed through head-high willow saplings along the west bank of the river near Albuquerque.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Laura Paskus

Dry Run

No water in part of Rio Grande sends biologists running to rescue what's left of endangered fish

Local News While Phoenix is currently underwater from last night’s epic rain storms, the Rio Grande in central New Mexico has dried to a halt. This morning, fish biologists were mucking around in the mudd

Monday, September 8, 2014 Laura Paskus

Wolf Attack

Game Commission takes a shot at captive wolves

Local News When the New Mexico Game Commission meets in Santa Fe on Thursday, the seven men on the commission are expected to consider a vague-sounding proposal to modify the state’s rules on “live wildli

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Laura Paskus

Divert & Conquer

NM’s plans to dam the Gila River are dubious and damn expensive

Features With a lagging economy and a warming climate, New Mexico might be getting ready to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on dim plans to draw water from the Gila River. The state has had a decade to decide: Bui...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Laura Paskus

Wilderness River

Decision to divert the Gila is down to the wire

Local News An upcoming decision by a state board on how to spend a chunk of cash from the feds may have repercussions statewide. Within the next six months, the Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) will decide whether to ...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Laura Paskus

There Will Be Spills

Yet NM can’t hold oil and gas violators accountable

Local News While all New Mexicans benefit from oil and gas revenues, only part of the state shoulders the burden of environmental and public health impacts from spills. New Mexicans might not know, however, is that the st...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Laura Paskus

New Report Says Climate Change Will Hurt SW

Fire, water and heat stress, oh my

Local News Climate change is here. That’s the word from the US Global Change Research Program, which just released its third overview of climate change impacts and projections across the nation.Pass the word on to elect...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Laura Paskus
 
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