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WIPP It Good

As the feds continue to make nuclear wishes, will New Mexico keep granting them?

Opinion It’s no secret that New Mexico is one of the nation’s hot spots for nuclear activity.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Laura Paskus

Canine Assets

Putting a price tag on the Mexican gray wolf

Opinion One of the hallmarks of wolf recovery in New Mexico and Arizona is the intensity of emotion it ignites on both sides of the issue.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Laura Paskus

Water Inaction

‘The Year of Water’ is gone; 2013 will be the year of drying wells and flying sands

Opinion Sometimes at night, I lie in bed and imagine the Rio Grande.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Laura Paskus

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
 
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