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Jim Robbins – With Climate Change, Tree Die-Offs May Spread in the West

Areas in the Santa Fe National Forest near Bandalier National Monunemt in New Mex., as seen on September 7, 2015, remain scarred after being devastated by the Las Conchas Fire, which began on June 26, 2011. The forest saw such devastation that many parts of the Ponderosa Pine forest are not recovering. New research says (More...)

Elizabeth Miller – How Chaco Canyon is Endangered by Drilling.

Irreplaceable cultural resources in New Mexico are among those areas targeted for expedited drilling – and conservationists say it’s ‘like losing pages and chapters of that history book’ In Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, it is still possible to wander the maze of rooms of an ancestral Puebloan village erected roughly 1,000 years ago. Visitors use (More...)

Associated Press – New Mexico’s renewable energy standard up for debate

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.  New Mexico has an opportunity to adopt policies that will encourage the development of more renewable energy to meet the needs of utility customers around the state, environmentalists and advocates told state lawmakers Monday. They presented their case for boosting the percentage of electricity that New Mexico utility customers get from renewable resources (More...)

Laura Paskus – Rapidly warming Southwest faces water challenges, choices

“I’m openly skeptical we’ll ever be able to fill Elephant Butte Reservoir again,” Dr. David Gutzler told attendees of a recent climate change conference. That’s given the trend toward diminished flows in the Rio Grande resulting from the continued global rise in temperature. The University of New Mexico Earth and Planetary Studies Department professor delivered (More...)

Laura Paskus – NM keeps warming but leadership won’t come from feds, state

So far this month, New Mexicans have experienced record high temperatures, dangerous dust storms and wildfire evacuations. Saturday night, a haboob struck Las Cruces, and last Monday, six people died when a dust storm led to a 25-car accident on Interstate-10. Already, summer temperatures in New Mexico are 2 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than in the (More...)

OK, US government — see you in court By James Hansen and Sophie Kivlehan

OPINION | JAMES HANSEN AND SOPHIE KIVLEHAN OK, US government — see you in court By James Hansen and Sophie Kivlehan AUGUST 14, 2017 The Boston Globe We are a 76-year-old grandfather and his oldest grandchild, who just graduated from high school in Pennsylvania. We are among 22 plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed by Our (More...)

Abq Journal – Plan would have city generating more solar power

By Ryan Boetel / Journal Staff Writer — If Saturday’s weather was any indicator, the city of Albuquerque is as good a place as any to use the sun for power. Under a cloudless, sunny sky, next to an array of solar panels at the Albuquerque Fire Department Fire Academy that power several city buildings, (More...)

Vickie Peck – The Amazon Rainforest Plays a Crucial Role in New Mexico’s Climate Future

There are big things happening in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon rainforest, both bad and good. The outcomes will directly affect New Mexicans. For the last ten years, Rafael Correa’s administration has pushed hard to develop Ecuador’s substantial natural resources including petroleum, minerals and forest products. Because Correa’s regime defaulted on Ecuador’s debt, the country (More...)