Our Land

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

December 14, 2018 – Project Feed the Hood is a food justice program in Albuquerque that connects communities with healthy food and young people with the land (and a paycheck). Begun out of the Southwest Organizing Project, a 38-year old … Continue reading Our Land: Project Feed The Hood

November 9, 2018—In an arid city like Albuquerque, which most people associate with cactus and sage, trees and the urban forest are important. They provide shade and habitat and help cool the urban landscape. But they also require special care, … Continue reading Our Land: Urban Forests

October 12, 2018 — Clean air and water are important to everyone, no matter where they live or what their political views might be. Here in New Mexico, we have challenges with drought, climate change, public lands, and even energy … Continue reading Our Land: Midterm Elections And The Environment

September 14, 2018 – If you’ve ever white-knuckled it through a canyon or overpass, hoping you don’t encounter deer or elk on the highway, you’re not alone. Our highways and roads get us where we need to go, but they … Continue reading Making Crossings Safe For Wildlife And Drivers

August 10, 2018 – When the Las Conchas wildfire burned more than 150,000 acres of forest in the Jemez Mountains, the forest itself shifted. The 2011 fire killed trees, like ponderosa mines and other conifers, and new trees couldn’t grow … Continue reading Our Land: Replanting Trees In The Jemez Mountains