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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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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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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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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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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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Gila River Update

Nov. 8, 2019 – Supporters of an oft-changing plan to use water from the Gila…

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Our Land: Kirtland Air Force Base Fuel Spill Update

October 11, 2019 – New Mexico’s past, present and future are inextricably linked to the…

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Our Land: Toxic Blue-Green Algae Blooms in New Mexico Lakes

September 13, 2019 – In this month’s episode of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus visits…

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Our Land: Gila River

August 9, 2019 – In this month’s installment of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus travels…

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Our Land: Backyard Wildlife Sanctuaries

July 12, 2019 – In this month’s installment of Our Land, correspondent Laura Paskus takes…

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Our Land: Restoration

Our Land: Rio Grande Habitat Restoration

June 14, 2019 – It’s scary when rivers crest above their banks or burst their…

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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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Valerie Rangel sits for an interview in front of a screen with a landscape displayed on it.

On the Environment: Valerie Rangel

December 31, 2021 –Valerie Rangel is the author of the 2019 book “Environmental Justice in…

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Matthew Hurteau sits for an interview in front of screen displaying a burnt forest.

On the Environment: Matthew Hurteau

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

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Sofia Jenkins-Nieto sits for an interview in front of a screen displaying the divest protest at UNM.

On the Environment: Sofia Jenkins-Nieto

December 31, 2021 –Sofia Jenkins-Nieto is an undergraduate student at the University of New Mexico.…

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Living in Harmony with Urban Wildlife

December 10, 2021 – Wildlife doesn’t adhere to borders – that’s the message from an…

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Celebrating Albuquerque’s Bosque

November 26, 2021 – This holiday weekend, we show our appreciation for one of New…

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Laura Paskus conducting an interview with Julia Bernal in the studio

Rivers Through the Lens of Pueblo Feminism

November 19, 2021 –Environment reporter Laura Paskus speaks with activist Julia Bernal about water conservation.…

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The Rio Grande with the Sandia Mountains behind it. Three Sandhill Cranes walk in the water.

Already ‘baked in,’ NM’s water challenges loom large on the political landscape

Laura Paskus New Mexico officials know that continued warming is drying out the state’s rivers,…

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Balancing Water and Development in the East Mountains

November 5, 2021 – In 2017, the Our Land team visited the Petrie family in…

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Avangrid’s Track Record in Maine

October 29, 2021 –New Mexicans are facing some potentially big changes when it comes to…

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NM Author William deBuys on Earth Care – and hope

October 22, 2021 –In his latest book, “The Trail to Kanjiroba: Rediscovering Earth in an Age of…

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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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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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