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Three sandhill cranes flying in the sky above water.

Climate Change & Public Health

By Laura Paskus February 13, 2024

Welp. It’s that time of year. The sandhill cranes are starting to kettle up and head north. I’ll miss their graceful (and noisy) presence around the Middle Rio Grande Valley.…

A pair of water-resistant brown pants.

‘We are marching steadily toward an uninsurable future…’

By Laura Paskus February 6, 2024

Last week, videographer John Britt and I headed out to Apache Creek so we could join the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners for the annual Mexican wolf…

A group of people holding up a sign that says misinformation is disinformation, discussing the significance of water in combating fake news.

‘No segment of the population is safe’

By Laura Paskus January 30, 2024

On Friday, I swung by the Albuquerque Journal, where about 40 people were protesting near the newspaper’s offices. (I write “near” because security officers moved the protesters away from the…

A group of people standing in front of a building with a banner advocating for water rights.

‘Even higher risks’ for the Southwest

By Laura Paskus January 23, 2024

Last week, a study came out in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showing that atmospheric moisture is not increasing as expected over arid and semi-arid regions as…

A serene river in the midst of a barren desert, its swift flow contrasting with the majestic backdrop of towering mountains.

Earth breaks records; fossil fuel companies amp up PR

By Laura Paskus January 22, 2024

Last week, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information announced that 2023 was officially the warmest year on record. “By far.”  According to the federal agency, Earth’s average surface temperature was…

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