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Digging Deep in 2013

As environmental regulation weakens, watchdog reporting is ever more important

Opinion Over the past couple of years, I’ve been hearing a lot about industry influence—unprecedented industry influence—within state government, including the New Mexico Environment Department.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 Laura Paskus

Coyote at the Door

Feeling grateful for species that cross the line

Opinion When the nights finally turned colder, I hated to close my bedroom window for the season. I’ll miss waking in the night to the syncopated yowls of coyotes. On some primal level the sound alarms me—emergency...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 Laura Paskus

Crying Wolf

New Mexico’s wolves fight for survival

Opinion Jean Ossorio recalls the first time she spotted a Mexican wolf. It was 12 years ago this month. In the spring of 2000, biologists had released two adults and three pups into eastern Arizona as part of an ongoin...

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Laura Paskus

First Person

Where Are the Visionaries?

Opinion In 1996, with a gold Honda hatchback full of books and camping gear, I moved to New Mexico.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 Laura Paskus

Return to Baseline

Have we lost our connection to nature?

Opinion It’s sacred coffee time on the patio, that time of day when silence is supposed to reign. I pay attention to the slow migration of the sun each day—it has begun rising each morning just a tiny bit further t...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 Laura Paskus

Downwind

Living with a nuclear neighbor

Opinion A few years ago, I stopped reporting on Los Alamos National Laboratory. I was no longer confident in my ability to remain objective when writing about the nuclear weapons facility. There’s no way I can preten...

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 Laura Paskus

Death By A Thousand Cuts

Will Santa Fe’s campaign to buy up water rights kill the Rio Grande?

Features Eight miles south of Socorro, Vannetta Perry owns a 54-acre farm. Her husband bought the land in 1973, and five years later, the couple started growing crops like alfalfa, winter wheat and corn for grain. Both ...

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Laura Paskus

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

Rivers Make Glad

An ode to the sometimes neglected, always underestimated, Rio Grande

Summer Guide Staring at a killdeer skittering across a sandbar, I wonder why we don’t see anyone else up or down the Rio Grande here in Albuquerque. “Most people,” says my friend, a biologist (and an irrigator, too), ...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Laura Paskus

Politics of Drought

New Mexico wants the feds’ help—when it’s convenient

Opinion On May 15, Gov. Susana Martinez issued a formal drought declaration for New Mexico. According to the National Weather Service, 2011 was the second driest year on record. The entire state experienced decreased m...

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Laura Paskus
 
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