Our Land

October 11, 2019 – New Mexico’s past, present and future are inextricably linked to the military. While the state’s three military bases, two national labs and other test sites provide a steady stream of federal dollars, they come at a … Continue reading Our Land: Kirtland Air Force Base Fuel Spill Update

September 13, 2019 – In this month’s episode of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus visits Cochiti and Abiquiu lakes, which were closed to swimming in August because of blooms of blue-green algae. Contact with the blooms, which are triggered by … Continue reading Our Land: Toxic Blue-Green Algae Blooms in New Mexico Lakes

August 9, 2019 – In this month’s installment of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus travels to a remote part of the Gila National Forest for an in-depth report on the battle over the Gila River. Once again, a proposal for … Continue reading Our Land: Gila River

July 12, 2019 – In this month’s installment of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus takes viewers along as she examines the effort to build a network of backyard wildlife sanctuaries across New Mexico’s urban landscape. The spaces can create a … Continue reading Our Land: Backyard Wildlife Sanctuaries

June 14, 2019 – It’s scary when rivers crest above their banks or burst their levees. In the Midwest, rising river waters have been dangerous for boaters and swimmers and caused millions in property damage as they’ve inundated homes along … Continue reading Our Land: Rio Grande Habitat Restoration

May 10, 2019 – On this month’s episode of Our Land, we visit with engineers from the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority. AMAFCA was created in 1963 to protect life and property, and for decades it moved water as … Continue reading Our Land: Urban Flood Control

April 11, 2019 – On this month’s installment of Our Land, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus looks at how rising temperatures around the globe affect us here in New Mexico. She heads to the Rio Grande in Algodones to see how … Continue reading Our Land: Climate Change and New Mexico’s Water Supply

March 8, 2019 – For this month’s installment of Our Land, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus travels to Socorro and a Superfund cleanup site where a plume of toxic groundwater from an old battery plant is seeping underneath homes. The Eagle … Continue reading Superfund Site in Socorro

February 8, 2019 – In an arid state like New Mexico, all of our waters are critically important. Even the smallest streams and most remote wetlands. This month for Our Land, Laura Paskus takes is from high in the Sandia … Continue reading Our Land: Clean Water Rules

January 11, 2019 – Correspondent Laura Paskus brings us this month’s segment of “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future.”  She sits down with Senator Peter Wirth and Representative Gail Armstrong to talk about proposed bills related to … Continue reading Our Land: Environmental Legislation