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Impact of a Dry Rio Grande

October 9, 2020 – The Rio Grande has been dry near San Antonio, New Mexico,…

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Tribes, Power, and Water

Sept. 11, 2020 – In the western United States, rivers like the Colorado River and…

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A gold-tinted river flows.

All We’ve Surveyed: Five Years After the Gold King Mine Spill

By Laura Paskus Five years ago, crews reopening an abandoned mine in the mountains of…

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Third Anniversary Interview and Our Land: Gila Diversion Decision

July 10, 2020 – NMiF host Gene Grant celebrates the third anniversary of the show’s monthly series Our Land…

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A dried-up Rio Grande.

A Dry Rio Grande and Its Impact on Endangered Fish

June 12, 2020 – On this month’s episode of Our Land, we visit the dry…

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Aerial view of a large body of water flanked by dried-up brush and trees.

Our Land: Rio Grande Spring Flow and Climate Change

May 8, 2020 – On this month’s episode of Our Land, we look back to…

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A dried-up area meant for water, flanked by bushes.

Our Land: A Decent Winter Becomes a Lousy Spring on the Rio Grande

Two years ago, New Mexico’s largest river dried in April, right when the Rio Grande…

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The Sandia mountains at sunset.

Our Land: How Australia’s Bush Fires Might Inform New Mexico’s Upcoming Fire Season

April 10, 2020 – Our Land correspondent Laura Paskus sits down with Santa Fe National…

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EPA Rolls Back Regulations During Pandemic, Shifts Burden to States

As the country reels from the spread of the novel coronavirus, federal regulators say they…

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A family stands in the middle of White Sands National Park.

Room to Move? Outdoor Recreation During the COVID-19 Emergency

This week, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a public health order mandating that New Mexicans…

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Pentagon IDs Four More NM Sites at Risk of PFAS Contamination

The Pentagon has identified four more military sites in New Mexico that could be contaminating…

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Our Land: Cochiti Pueblo Opposes National Monument Expansion

March 13, 2020 – On a recent episode of Our Land, we talked about public…

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Our Land: Public Lands from Mountains to Monuments – New Mexico’s Public Lands

February 21, 2020 – More than a third of New Mexico is public land meant…

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A firetruck shoots water at a fire in the desert.

Clovis City Water Tests Find Toxic ‘Forever Chemicals’ Linked to Cannon Air Force Base

By Laura Paskus New tests by Clovis’ water utility show toxic chemicals associated with groundwater…

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Cover of a book titled "Science Be Damned: How Ignoring Inconvienient Science Drained the Colorado River".

Our Land: Water Expert John Fleck and the Colorado River

January 10, 2020 – In this month’s installment of Our Land, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus…

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Our Land: At the Border

December 13, 2019 – Along the U.S./Mexico border in southern New Mexico, there isn’t a…

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Backyard Refuges

Our Land Reprise: Backyard Wildlife Sanctuaries

November 29, 2019 – In a repeat of another “Our Land” favorite, correspondent Laura Paskus…

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Our Land Reprise: Bosque del Apache

November 29, 2019 – In a repeat of a favorite “Our Land” segment, correspondent Laura…

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Together for Brothers

October 15, 2021 – New Mexicans love to get outside and hit the hiking or…

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NM Ag Secretary Discusses Drought and Adaptation

September 24, 2021 – It’s been another challenging year for New Mexico’s farmers and ranchers, who…

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A group of firefighters with headlamps coordinate with each other next to a forest fire.

Fighting More Than Fire

Facing bigger blazes, longer hours and low pay, wildland firefighters ask Congress and federal agencies…

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Connecting with New Mexico’s Dark Skies

September 10, 2021 – Although humans have added satellites, space shuttles, and airplanes to the dark…

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An overhead shot of the Rio Grande dried up.

Drought, Extreme Weather, and NM’s Hotter Climate

August 13, 2021 – On this month’s episode of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus and…

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Groundwater War: Reporters on the Challenges of Covering PFAS

New Mexico isn’t the only state trying to compel the U.S. military to clean up…

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Community-Based Forest Management in Northern New Mexico

July 9, 2021 – This month on Our Land, Correspondent Laura Paskus visits the Carson…

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Forests Under Siege

June 11, 2021 – This month marks the ten-year anniversary of the 2011 Las Conchas Fire, which burned 156,000…

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The Return of Blue-Green Algae Blooms

May 14, 2021 – On this month’s episode of Our Land, we look back to…

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Look Up on Earth Day

April 23, 2021 – As the world celebrates Earth Day, environment correspondent Laura Paskus reflects…

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Elephant Butte during the day.

The Rio Grande’s Drier Future

April 9, 2021 – As the climate warms, arid regions like New Mexico will continue…

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Low view of branded cows, with their necks held in a gate.

Art Schaap’s Dairy Dilemma

March 12, 2021 – Our Land returns, as Laura Paskus travels to Clovis to speak…

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Aerial view of trees and snowy ground.

Reconciling with the past through place and story

February 12, 2021 – Snap open a map and read the place names listed across…

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Cochiti Pueblo Opposes Bandelier Bill

January 8, 2021 – Public lands in New Mexico hold different meanings for different people,…

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New Mexico’s Military Legacy & PFAS Contamination

December 25, 2020 – One of the other top stories of 2020 for us here…

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Our Land: Albuquerque’s Bosque

December 11, 2020 – In this month’s episode of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus travels…

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Groundwater War: Fort Wingate

November 13, 2020 –  NMiF producer Matt Grubs talks with Our Land correspondent Laura Paskus…

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Aerial view of residential neighborhood, with trees scattered throughout.

Our Land: Urban Forest Update 

October 9, 2020 – This year’s hot, dry conditions highlight the need for New Mexicans…

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