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Our Land: Urban Forest Update 

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

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Low view of a dry Rio Grande.

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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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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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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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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Wild Wolf Captured Near Angel Fire

01.27.23 – Brady McGee, Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,…

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NM’s Legislative Environmental Priorities

01.19.23 – Our Land Senior Producer Laura Paskus speaks with State Sen. Peter Wirth, D-Santa…

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The Rio Grande river with a little bit of water flowing down it.

Tracking the Rio Grande’s Snowpack

01.13.23 – In conversation with Our Land’s Laura Paskus, Angus Goodbody, a hydrologist with Water…

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What We Gain When We Protect Special Places

12.23.22 – When discussing the protection of special places or landscapes, we talk a lot…

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Chaco Canyon right before sunset;

Protecting Chaco requires a commitment from ‘all levels’

12.23.22 – For more than a decade, a coalition of Indigenous and environmental groups, along…

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What We Learned About Water in 2022

12.23.2022 – Stacy Timmons, Associate Director of Hydrogeology Programs at the New Mexico Bureau of…

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Upending the West’s Water Narratives

12.23.2022 – Andrew Curley is a professor at the University of Arizona’s School of Geography,…

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Mora fire.

Climate Change Impacts Hit Home for NMPBS

12.23.2022 – This summer, the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon Fire destroyed hundreds of homes in northern…

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NM is ‘Losing the War’ on Climate, Fire & Flood

12.23.2022 – Across the West, communities are unprepared for wildfires and their full impact. Collin…

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New Task Force Targets Environmental Crimes

12.09.22 – The New Mexico Environment Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have launched…

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Chaco Canyon.

Beyond the Park: Industrialization of the Greater Chaco Landscape

12.02.22 – A portion of the Greater Chaco Landscape is protected within Chaco Culture National…

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Celebrating Albuquerque’s Bosque

11.26.2022 – This holiday weekend, we show our appreciation for one of New Mexico’s greatest…

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De Haven Solimon Chaffins poses with Laura Paskus for a picture on set with her artwork displayed on a screen behind them.

Radon Daughter Art Exhibit Reflects New Mexico’s Uranium Legacy

11.25.2022 – De Haven Solimon Chaffins grew up living with her grandparents on the Laguna…

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Elephant Butte during sunset.

Uncertainty Remains Despite Proposed Settlement in Interstate Water Lawsuit

11.18.22 – Our Land Senior Producer Laura Paskus speaks with an attorney from the Elephant…

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Ukraine War Makes it Harder to be a Nuclear ‘Dove’

11.11.2022 – The nonprofit Los Alamos Study Group has been tracking projects and plans at…

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Chaco Landscape in the eastern Navajo nation.

‘Status Quo’ Reigns When it Comes to Chaco Protections

10.21.2022 – On the eastern Navajo Nation, oil and gas development has affected the land,…

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An overview of the dry Rio Grande.

Without Rights, NM’s Rivers Can Come Up Empty

10.14.22 –In New Mexico, rivers lack rights to their own waters, which mean that when…

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Chaco Canyon right before sunset;

Protecting Chaco Requires Commitment From ‘All Levels’

10.07.22 – For more than a decade, a coalition of indigenous and environmental groups, along…

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