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Anti-Climactic

politics trumps science at cancún’s climate change talks—will the same be said for New Mexico?

Local News Just as the UN talks moved into full force in Cancún, the state’s Environmental Improvement Board voted to approve a second greenhouse gas cap-and-trade proposal that had been debated over the summ...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Laura Paskus

Write Off the Bats?

NM takes steps to protect bats from white-nose syndrome

Local News Almost four years ago, in January 2007, biologists at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation received a disturbing report: Dead bats lay on the ground near a known hibernation area.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Laura Paskus

On the Ground Strategy

Advocates push to retire grazing permits on wolf recovery land

Local News Just home from a camping trip within the territory of the Hawk’s Nest wolf pack in eastern Arizona, activist Jean Ossorio complains that the US Fish and Wildlife Service has released only one new wolf int...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Laura Paskus

Fly Over Home

Conflict over Air Force training flights highlights New Mexico’s uncomfortable relationship with its military legacy

Features In northern New Mexico, military aircraft flying 500 feet above the ground scatter livestock; people are startled by B-1 bombers refueling at higher altitudes. Many also see C-130s practicing approach and depar...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Laura Paskus

NM Drill Down

Oil & Gas A-Z

Features Love it or hate it, the oil and gas industry is as much a part of modern New Mexico as red and green chile. But let’s be honest: Without strict regulation, it also coughs haze into once-blue skies, can co...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Laura Paskus

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
 
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