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Topic: Environment

Rolling Piedra

Growing pains on the city’s newest trail

Local News Just outside of the heart of Santa Fe, the Dale Ball trails wind up and into the foothills.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Mia Rose Carbone

Money Line

New Mexico may soon have its own renewable energy transmission line. Is that a good thing?

Local News On Dec. 15, 2011, Pat Rogers, the prominent Modrall Sperling lawyer and lobbyist, sent an email to the private account of Gov. Susana Martinez’ chief of staff, Keith Gardner, thanking Gardner for agreeing to ...

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 Justin Horwath

Keeper of the Snail

The fate of an endangered species rests in the hands of private landowners

Local News In the rolling foothills of central New Mexico’s Chupadera Mountains, groundwater seeps through volcanic gravel, forming a shallow spring stream where a tiny snail makes its home. The Chupadera springsnail’...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Wren Abbott

Hold Your Breath

Forget Los Alamos—your biggest radiation risk could be right under your doorstep

Local News On the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, anti-nuclear organizations and concerned citizens staged a large protest of nuclear development in Los Alamos.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 R Harrison Dilday

Riding Solar

These wings won’t melt

Local News As I stand in the small parking lot behind Positive Energy’s solar electric systems on a recent Friday morning, I begin to feel guilty about laughing as hard as I am.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 R Harrison Dilday

Call of the Wild

Five essential adventures for the Santa Fe explorer

Features “We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor…the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thundercloud and the rain…some life pasturing freely where we never wander.” –Henr...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Nick Davidson

Living River

A new book takes a person-centric approach to Rio Grande conservation

Local News Nature-lovers are familiar with the classic, conservationist coffee-table book: Usually, it’s full of Aldo Leopold quotes and scenic, if sometimes static, photos of mountains and rivers and meadows full of [i...

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Alexa Schirtzinger

Don’t just sit there!

Depressed about the environment? Do something!

Opinion Environmental news is a downer. I know. Despite trying to balance news about climate change and energy development with a love for wild places and muddy rivers, I’ve pretty much spent a decade of my life depr...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Laura Paskus

Death by Miracle

Bird populations have enough to worry about without poisoned birdseed

Opinion I felt no smug satisfaction when reading of a recent federal court case involving The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. In March, the company pled guilty to charges that it had knowingly sold poisoned birdseed.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Laura Paskus

Poisoned Prairie

Federal agencies’ negotiations could affect an entire ecosystem

Opinion In a shaky, hand-shot video from 2010, Nimish Vyas of the United States Geological Survey pans across a field in Vernon, Colo. Vyas focuses on a dirt mound and then zooms in on a pale spot atop the dry, tawny g...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Laura Paskus
 
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