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Wolf Attack

Game Commission takes a shot at captive wolves

Local News When the New Mexico Game Commission meets in Santa Fe on Thursday, the seven men on the commission are expected to consider a vague-sounding proposal to modify the state’s rules on “live wildli

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Laura Paskus

Divert & Conquer

NM’s plans to dam the Gila River are dubious and damn expensive

Features With a lagging economy and a warming climate, New Mexico might be getting ready to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on dim plans to draw water from the Gila River. The state has had a decade to decide: Bui...

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 Laura Paskus

Wilderness River

Decision to divert the Gila is down to the wire

Local News An upcoming decision by a state board on how to spend a chunk of cash from the feds may have repercussions statewide. Within the next six months, the Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) will decide whether to ...

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Laura Paskus

There Will Be Spills

Yet NM can’t hold oil and gas violators accountable

Local News While all New Mexicans benefit from oil and gas revenues, only part of the state shoulders the burden of environmental and public health impacts from spills. New Mexicans might not know, however, is that the st...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Laura Paskus

New Report Says Climate Change Will Hurt SW

Fire, water and heat stress, oh my

Local News Climate change is here. That’s the word from the US Global Change Research Program, which just released its third overview of climate change impacts and projections across the nation.Pass the word on to elect...

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Laura Paskus

Time's Out for the Rio

Will our grandchildren remember the river?

Features As drought has intensified over the past few years trying to protect what’s left of the river has gotten harder and harder.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Laura Paskus

LAST EXIT

Wildlife dies by the thousands on NM’s highways

Features It’s late, and I’m hauling ass home from Las Cruces after a three-day long reporting trip. I’ve seen mountains worth protecting and a riverbed dried up. Johnny Cash is singing me in through the dark, and ...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Laura Paskus

Something Fishy at State Game Department

Few explanations offered for why Director James Lane made a quick exit

Local News At nine o’clock Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, the state’s Game Commission convened an emergency closed meeting in Albuquerque. If the meeting was unexpected, the announcement afterwards was a shock—one that...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Laura Paskus

The Dirt: Stop Kvetching and Do

Top 5 ways you can help your environment

Opinion For two years, I’ve been lucky enough to write this column about environmental issues for SFR each month. Now, the time has come to embrace other projects and make way for new voices. Thanks, reader

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Laura Paskus

Choosing Love

The intersection of science and wonder can save species

Opinion This summer, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature announced that the western black rhinoceros was officially extinct. The subspecies of African rhino had last been spotted in 2006.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 Laura Paskus
 
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