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The future of fire, the ‘gates of hell,’ and a COVID reminder

By Laura Paskus September 26, 2023

Last week, I sat down with U.S. Forest Service Southwestern Regional Forester Michiko Martin, Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor Shaun Sanchez, and Santa Fe National Forest Fuels Program Manager Dennis…

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Coming up Friday: The U.S. Forest Service at the Table

By Laura Paskus September 19, 2023

There are a few events coming up around the new Ken Burns film, The American Buffalo. On Wednesday, the University of New Mexico’s Dr. Kirsten Pai Buick will speak about…

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‘The last couple of years have been a real wake-up call for us in New Mexico’

By Laura Paskus September 12, 2023

“The last couple of years have been a real wake-up call for us in New Mexico, and across the world in terms of climate change….This is a moment for everyone…

New Mexico's underground water special.

‘New Mexico oftentimes doesn’t get a say in its future.’

By Laura Paskus August 29, 2023

Earlier this year, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued a 40-year license to Holtec International. The company plans to build an interim storage facility between Hobbs and Carlsbad, and…

A water-drenched sand dune with footprints in the sand.

‘The river’s drying because we’re running out of water’

By Laura Paskus August 22, 2023

This summer, the sweet spot for visiting the Albuquerque bosque has been narrow. You can go during the scorching daylight hours or visit at dawn or dusk and be eaten…

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