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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

Reaching Zero

How can nuclear weapons be abolished when nuclear technology has gone global?

Features What is the purpose, if any, of the nuclear bomb, that brooding presence that has shadowed all human life for sixty-five years? The question has haunted the nuclear age. It may be that no satisfactory answer ha...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Stimulus Spin

Which projects did your government pay for?

Features In virtual reality, the economic stimulus looks like the product of some idealized government of the future—transparent, accountable and effective. In reality reality, the Recovery Office exists in a drab...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 Corey Pein

Holy Destruction

Despite opposition from parishioners,the Archdiocese has slated a historic church for destruction

Features For New Mexico’s historic preservation community, the fate of St. Anthony’s church in Questa is perilous, along with a larger sense of history and priority. Some worry that the Archdiocese of Santa...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010 Alexa Schirtzinger

History's Lessons

Gail Y Okawa’s family research uncovered the history of Japanese internment in New Mexico

Features Gail Y Okawa’s essay on her grandfather's internment in Santa Fe during WW II appears in the Museum of New Mexico Press book Telling New Mexico: A New History. In complement to Okawa’s March 28 lec...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 Charlotte Jusinski

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 Color of Money

The Permaculture Credit Union might be America’s greenest bank

Features Within a month of becoming president of the Santa Fe-based Permaculture Credit Union, Don Sarich had his first encounter with a skeptical government regulator. “One of the regulators said to me, ‘Do...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Corey Pein

Nurse, Get Me a Hoe!

Earth Care International plans first response option for mobile garden surgery

Features Inspired by the recent flush of community gardens in parks, neighborhoods and affordable housing developments, Earth Care International is preparing to launch a mobile toolshed.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Zane Fischer

Fertile Ground

Cultivating a business in and around the capital city requires amending the investment soil

Features It didn’t take an MBA to identify the bottleneck in Kenneth Baltz’ egg supply chain. He needed more chickens. With the help of a pair of small, local loans, the 60-year-old semi-retired farmer had t...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Local Economy

(The decentralized, fair trade, social justice, sustainable, underground, people-centric, living, ever-morphing, secretly global, public/private, resource-wise, rendered-as-a-pinball game economy)  

Features If the local economy were a pinball game, how well would you be scoring?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010
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