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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

Who's Afraid of...

The big bad wolf? When it comes to New Mexico’s recovery program, the real fear is the wolves won’t be saved

Features Under a questionable partnership, the Fish and Wildlife Service has managed to give away its statutory responsibility to recover endangered species to a consortium of agencies, allege critics of the way wolf in...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 Laura Paskus

Disturbing the Pieces

Is New Mexico doing all it can to protect its ancient history?

Features Signs of ancient life are everywhere in New Mexico. Consider the Galisteo Basin, just outside the city of Santa Fe, where hundreds of archaeological sites blanket the ground. These range from drawings etched hu...

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Laura Paskus

Down and Dirty

Opponents of the Desert Rock Power Plant say it's time to get over coal

Features Proponents of the Desert Rock power plant say it will create 1,000 construction jobs and then approximately 200 permanent jobs once it’s up and running.But the region already has three coal-fired power pl...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 Laura Paskus

Parting Gifts

Enviros brace for Bush’s last acts

Local News In a rush to further relax environmental rules and deregulate oversight, the Bush administration is pushing a number of rule changes to take effect before Inauguration Day: easing restrictions on power plants, ...

Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Laura Paskus

Red, Green or GMO?

Will the future of New Mexico’s chile include genetic engineering?

Features While the cultural importance of chile remains unshaken, the actual crop has seen better days. Between the shaky agricultural market and the influx of various diseases, commercial chile farmers say they are str...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Laura Paskus
 
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