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Topic: Environment

Carbon Wars

A new study suggests New Mexico’s miners may be at risk—but will anyone take action?

Local News A major new federal study shows that New Mexico’s 1,000 underground miners face increased cancer risks from exposure to diesel exhaust—and that existing exhaust limits may not be enough to protect them. But...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 Bryant Furlow

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

Gimme Shelter

Hay shortage has local horse sanctuary scrounging

Local News When the New Mexico Livestock Board found Bonito, he was so emaciated that he had to gain 300 pounds before be could even be transported from his neglectful owner’s home.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Wren Abbott

Amended Detections

Are activist concerns over potentially contaminated water misguided?

Local News If a recent tussle between a local engineer and officials from Los Alamos National Laboratory shows anything, it’s that one lab’s error is another man’s dilemma.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 Joey Peters

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

Hazy Future

PNM squares off against the EPA’s new haze rules

Local News Do New Mexicans deserve low-cost electricity or clear skies? That question lies at the heart of the latest dust-up between federal regulators and the Public Service Company of New Mexico.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Tom Ribe

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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

Defending Your Space

Protecting homes from wildfire: recommended, but not required

Local News Each spring, homeowners in Calaveras County, Calif., can be seen outside their mountain cabins engaging in a familiar ritual: raking up masses of pine needles and stuffing them into yard-clipping disposal bins.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Wren Abbott

New Flame

Are we ready for another Las Conchas?

Features On a late June afternoon, 18 mile-per-hour winds whistle across an open meadow on a small piece of private land in the Jemez Mountains. In the saddle between two pine-covered ridges at the edge of the property,...

Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Wren Abbott
 
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