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She-Fish?

Scientists want to know if Rio Grande contaminants are feminizing the endangered silvery minnow

Features After a soaking monsoon rainstorm, the Rio Grande through Albuquerque runs red. The next morning, as its waters again recede, spadefoot toads the size of quarters scamper atop the mud. Tiny fish wiggle into p...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 Laura Paskus

Redemption Song

For the Santa Fe Indian School, Paolo Soleri’s demise is a beginning, not an end

Features Santa Fe architect Conrad Skinner was 19 years old when he heard Paolo Soleri, the Italian-born architect, speak at an exhibit in Washington, DC. “He hit the world of architecture like a tsunami, this lit...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 Laura Paskus

Trapped!

Advocates say New Mexico’s trapping rules make public lands unsafe for everyone

Features Six years ago, Mary Katherine Ray was hiking in the Cibola National Forest when, purely by accident, she kicked a trap and it snapped shut before one of her dogs could step into it. Until then, Ray had never ...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 Laura Paskus

Earth Day A-Z

SFR's guide to New Mexico's environmental scene

Features April 22 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day—a “holiday” that has grown monumentally in scope and influence. It’s also garnered its share of critics—after all, one day a yea...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Laura Paskus

Blow Hard

New Mexico has plenty of wind to sell, but how will it get there from here?

Features Gov. Bill Richardson for many years has declared New Mexico the “clean energy state” and called for the export of electricity generated from wind to large markets such as California. Sounds good. ...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 Laura Paskus

The Nature of Love

The landscape inspires a passion for passion

Love & Sex When I first started working as a journalist, I could never articulate why I’d chosen the environment as my niche. Then in 2007, I saw writer Barry Lopez speak, and it made sense: “It’s OK to ...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 Laura Paskus

10 for '10

It's time for New Mexico to make some New Year's Resolutions

Features Forget the personal. It’s time to get political. New Mexico, after all, faces some, uh, challenges when it comes to everything from tackling political corruption to budget shortfalls, endemic drunk drivin...

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 Laura Paskus

Apocalypse Soon

Today’s environmental horrors could lead to a scary Sci-Fi future

Features In New Mexico, environmental horrors abound. Corporations influence the government’s ability to regulate environmental emergencies, people who might otherwise be allies have faced off against one another ...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 Laura Paskus

Generation Green

New Mexico’s youth may be the state’s best chance for transforming its economy—and future

Features As the economy continues to stagger and the effects of climate change become more obvious, many on the local front lines of the green-jobs movement believe the chasm between rhetoric and reality also grows more...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Laura Paskus

Stealing the Past

Recent artifact raids shed light on today’s looting syndicate and the damage it does to New Mexico’s history

Features Using undercover sources, agents from the FBI and the US Bureau of Land Management spent more than two years infiltrating a tight-knit community of looters in the Four Corners area who dig up graves and pillage...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 Laura Paskus
 
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