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 March 27, 2020 – Senior Producer Matt Grubs also follows up with Our Land correspondent Laura Paskus, who broke the news this week that the Pentagon has identified four more possible contamination sites as she continues to investigate toxic chemicals in groundwater … Continue reading GROUNDWATER WAR | New Mexico’s Toxic Threat

This week, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a public health order mandating that New Mexicans stay home—going out only when it’s “absolutely necessary for their health, safety, or welfare”—and clarifying which businesses are considered essential and can stay open during … Continue reading Room to Move? Outdoor Recreation During the COVID-19 Emergency

By Laura Paskus The Pentagon has identified four more military sites in New Mexico that could be contaminating local waters with PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. On Friday, March 13, just as federal and state agencies ramped up emergency … Continue reading Pentagon IDs four more NM sites at risk of PFAS contamination

March 13, 2020 – On a recent episode of Our Land, we talked about public lands in New Mexico. They hold different meanings for different people, including each of the state’s American Indian tribes. On this month’s episode, correspondent Laura … Continue reading Our Land: Cochiti Pueblo Opposes National Monument Expansion

February 21, 2020 – More than a third of New Mexico is public land meant for diverse users – whether hikers, hunters, horseback riders or mountain bikers. On this month’s episode of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus takes us to … Continue reading Our Land: Public Lands from Mountains to Monuments – New Mexico’s Public Lands

By Laura Paskus The presence of toxic “forever” chemicals in the City of Clovis’s water wells raises concerns about where the contamination is coming from—and what state regulators can do about it. In a letter customers received over the weekend, … Continue reading State Grapples with Nonexistent PFAS Limits as Utility Says Positive Tests Date to 2019

UPDATE: State Grapples With Nonexistent PFAS Limits As Utility Says Positive Tests Date To 2019 By Laura Paskus New tests by Clovis’ water utility show toxic chemicals associated with groundwater contamination from Cannon Air Force Base have been found in … Continue reading Clovis city water tests find toxic ‘forever chemicals’ linked to Cannon Air Force Base

January 10, 2020 – In this month’s installment of Our Land, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus sits down with John Fleck, co-author of the new book “Science Be Dammed: How Ignoring Inconvenient Science Drained the Colorado River.” Along with Eric Kuhn, … Continue reading Our Land: Water Expert John Fleck and the Colorado River

December 13, 2019 – Along the U.S./Mexico border in southern New Mexico, there isn’t a river, or landforms, to divide the two countries. For decades, there have been barbed wire fences or vehicle barriers. Now there is construction along the … Continue reading Our Land: At the Border

November 29, 2019 – In a repeat of another “Our Land” favorite, 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 … Continue reading Our Land Reprise: Backyard Wildlife Sanctuaries