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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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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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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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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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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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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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