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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

Hang On!

from economic to political to nuclear, sfr examines the issues that will define 2011.

Features The economy is in the tank and New Mexico faces a $400 million budget shortfall. A new governor has taken office and a wave of change will soon crash across all state agencies and trickle down to impact schoo...

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Laura Paskus

Top Ten Stories of 2010

SFR Revisits the top 10 stories of the year—and the conspiracy theories behind them

Features We wrap up 2010 with a look back at the top stories that shaped the roller coaster of the last 12 months. True, not all of these stories woke us at 3 am with our teeth chattering. But the pervasive sense of sed...

Anti-Climactic

politics trumps science at cancún’s climate change talks—will the same be said for New Mexico?

Local News Just as the UN talks moved into full force in Cancún, the state’s Environmental Improvement Board voted to approve a second greenhouse gas cap-and-trade proposal that had been debated over the summ...

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 Laura Paskus

Write Off the Bats?

NM takes steps to protect bats from white-nose syndrome

Local News Almost four years ago, in January 2007, biologists at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation received a disturbing report: Dead bats lay on the ground near a known hibernation area.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Laura Paskus

On the Ground Strategy

Advocates push to retire grazing permits on wolf recovery land

Local News Just home from a camping trip within the territory of the Hawk’s Nest wolf pack in eastern Arizona, activist Jean Ossorio complains that the US Fish and Wildlife Service has released only one new wolf int...

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 Laura Paskus

Fly Over Home

Conflict over Air Force training flights highlights New Mexico’s uncomfortable relationship with its military legacy

Features In northern New Mexico, military aircraft flying 500 feet above the ground scatter livestock; people are startled by B-1 bombers refueling at higher altitudes. Many also see C-130s practicing approach and depar...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Laura Paskus

NM Drill Down

Oil & Gas A-Z

Features Love it or hate it, the oil and gas industry is as much a part of modern New Mexico as red and green chile. But let’s be honest: Without strict regulation, it also coughs haze into once-blue skies, can co...

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 Laura Paskus
 
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