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What Do We Do now?

4.22.2022 –Fire season for 2022 saw an early start, with some prescribed burns swelling out…

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Earth Day Message

4.22.2022 – Environment Reporter Laura Paskus shares her message to New Mexicans on Earth Day.…

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NMPBS Learning Media Modules

4.15.2022 – At New Mexico PBS, our main objective is to inform you, our viewers,…

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Spring Runoff Forecast

4.8.2022 – The Natural Resources Conservation Service issues spring forecasts for western rivers, including the…

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Plastic Bags & Storm Water

4.8.2022 – Albuquerque City Council has voted to override Mayor Tim Keller’s veto of their…

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Conservation Carnivale: Bringing Levity to Water Education

4.1.2022 – In Albuquerque, the Conservation Carnivale brings the Rio Grande’s bosque ecosystem alive with…

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Faith in a Climate-Changed World

4.1.2022 – New Mexicans already face the impacts of climate change, including uncertain water supplies…

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Nuclear Waste Storage Proposal

4.1.2022 – New Mexico State Senator Jeff Steinborn (D-District 36) is among those worried about…

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Revamping the Rio

3.25.2022 – Along the Rio Grande in Corrales, New Mexico, nonprofit and governmental partners have…

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Mike Hamman sits with Laura Paskus for an Our Land Interview.

NM’s New State Engineer

3.25.2022 – New Mexico has a new water boss under Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. State…

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Weather Modification

3.18.2022 – As drought continues to grip the western United States, some communities are trying…

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Radon Daughter Art Exhibit Reflects New Mexico’s Uranium Legacy

2.18.2022 –De Haven Solimon Chaffins grew up living with her grandparents on the Laguna Pueblo.…

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Three Degrees Higher, and Rising

2.11.2022 – On average, temperatures in New Mexico have risen three degrees since the 1970s.…

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Former NM Game Commissioner Discusses Department

2.4.2022 – Until recently, Jeremy Vesbach was vice-chair of the New Mexico State Game Commission.…

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The Science of Hydrogen Power

2.4.2022 – Environment Correspondent Laura Paskus and Capital & Main journalist Jerry Redfern explore what…

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Faith in a Time of Climate Change

January 14, 2022 –New Mexicans already face the impacts of climate change, including uncertain water…

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New Mexico’s Evolving Droughts & Wildfire Threats

January 7, 2022 – Park Williams is a bioclimatologist who studies drought and wildfire in…

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On the Environment: Matthew Hurteau

December 31, 2021 – Matthew Hurteau is a professor in the Department of Biology at…

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Impact of Fire & Floods on Acequias

6.24.2022 – Senior Producer Lou DiVizio speaks with executive director of the New Mexico Acequia…

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Wildfire’s Impact on Mexican Wolves

6.17.2022 – More than 20 years ago, in 1998, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service…

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New Mexico wildfires.

Reporting Challenges During Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire

6.17.2022 – Our Land Executive Producer Laura Paskus talks with two reporters about their experiences…

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‘Bleak’ Outlook for Middle Rio Grande Water Supply

6.9.2022 – Our Land Correspondent Laura Paskus explores the harsh realities of shrinking water supplies…

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Art Schaap’s Dairy Dilemma

New 2022 Updates Regarding PFAS Exposure to Art Schaap’s Dairy Cows. March 12, 2021 –…

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Black Fire Grows to NM’s Third Largest

5.27.2022 – In the Gila National Forest, the Black Fire ignited on May 13—and has…

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Upending the West’s Water Narratives

5.20.2022 – Andrew Curley is a professor at the University of Arizona’s School of Geography,…

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Wildfire Mapping

5.20.2022 – Using public data from the U.S. Forest Service, Steve Bassett, Director of Planning…

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Understanding Extreme Winds

5.13.2022 – New Mexicans know all about gusty spring winds. But what we’re experiencing this…

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Coping with Climate Anxiety

5.13.2022 – Sarah Jaquette Ray’s 2020 book, “A Field Guide to Climate Anxiety: How to…

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NM Natural Resources Trustee on Ft. Wingate Settlement

4.29.2022 – The U.S. Army has reached a settlement of $1.5M that will go towards…

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Fighting More Than Fire

4.22.2022 – As the nation’s wildlands burn with increasing intensity, fires are taking a bigger…

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Forests Under Siege

4.22.2022 –The 2011 Las Conchas Fire burned 156,000 acres of the Jemez Mountains. At the…

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New Mexico’s Evolving Droughts & Wildfire Threats

4.22.2022 –Park Williams is a bioclimatologist who studies drought and wildfire in the western United…

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Wildland Firefighters Update

4.22.2022 –Environment reporter Laura Paskus catches up with former wildland firefighter Jonathan Golden to talk…

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Preparing for Fire Season

4.22.2022 –Tree ring scientist Tom Swetnam, professor emeritus at the University of Arizona, has studied…

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Wildfire Notifications & Resources

4.22.2022 –Eytan Krasilovsky is the deputy director of the Forest Stewards Guild. He explains the…

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Community-Based Forest Management in Northern New Mexico

4.22.2022 – In the Carson National Forest, there’s a new model for community forestry—and it’s…

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