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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

Otter Flop

A 2006 promise to reintroduce otters remains unfulfilled

Opinion Most New Mexicans have never spotted a wild river otter. In the 19th century, the animals were trapped out of existence in much of their historic range. The last one known to have lived—or at least died—in ...

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Laura Paskus

No Page Unturned

Five essential books for understanding New Mexico

Features There are a lot of things Edward Abbey didn’t like: dams, fences, billboards—and cars in national parks. Writing of his time working at Arches National Park, in Desert Solitaire, he railed against visitors ...

Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Laura Paskus

First Person

EcoSystemic Policy

Opinion Climate change affects everyone, even if it doesn’t feel like it.Over the past 15 years, I’ve driven through a handful of dust storms that made me feel, even just momentarily, that I wouldn’t find a safe ...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Laura Paskus

First Person

Back to Frack: What’s old is new in New Mexico drilling regulations

Opinion Three years ago, residents of Pavillion, Wyo. asked the US Environmental Protection Agency to figure out what had happened to their drinking water, which had begun to taste and smell bad.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 Laura Paskus

First Person

Climate Inaction: With climate change, it’s up to communities to save themselves

Opinion Don’t believe in climate change? Congratulations. But this isn’t the Rapture. Whether you believe or not, you’re coming along for the ride. This means that, if you live in New Mexico, you’re going to ex...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Laura Paskus

The New Normal

The world’s climate has already changed. Now what?

Features New Mexico is warmer than it was a decade ago. Already this year, 1,242 square miles of New Mexico have burned. Worldwide, scientists are watching their models and predictions play out—and we’re all...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Laura Paskus

Ode to the Urban Coyote

For their wildness and resiliency

Features I wish I could recall the first time I heard those sounds of madness in the night. I’m sure they tore a hole in my understanding of all things simple and orderly. A cacophony of blood and wantonness. Coyo...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Laura Paskus

Eco-Assault!

Fresh attacks on environmental regulations threaten New Mexico’s future

Features In the late 1980s, people living in the border town of Sunland Park, NM, had a big problem on their hands—and on their laundry lines, too.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 Laura Paskus
 
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