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Irrigation, Infrastructure, and the Rio Grande Compact

6.2.23 –This June, flows on the Rio Grande through Albuquerque are almost 10 times what…

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Lightening the Load for Future Generations

5.26.23 – Michelle Otero was the City of Albuquerque’s poet laureate from 2018 through 2020.…

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Balancing Act at Valles Caldera

5.19.23 – Our Land’s Laura Paskus sits down with Jorge Silva-Bañuelos, Superintendent of Valles Caldera…

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Approves Nuclear Waste License in NM

5.12.23 – This week, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a license for Holtec International…

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Management Challenges at Valles Caldera National Preserve

5.12.23 – The Valles Caldera National Preserve in the Jemez Mountains is one of the…

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Climate Change and Politics

4.28.23 – This year was grim in the New Mexico Legislature for action on climate…

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Connecting with New Mexico’s Dark Skies

This segment re-aired Friday, April 21, 2023. September 10, 2021 – Although humans have added satellites,…

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Jerry Redfern

Permian Development Fuels Climate Change

4.7.23 – The continued oil boom in the Permian Basin is reflected in the state’s…

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The Future of the Forests

3.31.23 –This spring, the Sandia Mountains have received more precipitation than in recent years, but…

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New Mexico Wildlife Federation Executive Director Jesse Deubel sitting on a park bench with Laura Paskus.

Is NM’s Hunting System Fair?

3.10.2023 –In New Mexico, wildlife belongs to the people but are managed by the state.…

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On the Colorado River, ‘Everybody Understands the Nature of the Problem’

03.03.23 – Seven states and two countries share the Colorado River, where demand outpaces supply,…

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Youth Climate Activists Call for Immediate Change

02.24.23 – Under a Democratic governor, the state of New Mexico has been moving forward…

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Behind the Source New Mexico Series: ‘Crisis on the Rio Grande’

02.17.23 –Our Land Senior Producer Laura Paskus talks with reporter Danielle Prokop and visual journalist…

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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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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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U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich discusses Climate Legislation

8.12.2022 – Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-NM, talks about climate change legislation, as well as gun…

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Concern Over Nuclear Disposal Plan

7.29.2022 – As former chair of the New Mexico State Legislature’s interim committee on Radioactive…

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A vulture sitting on a piece of tree in the middle of the dry Rio Grande.

Ecosystem Impacts of River Drying

7.29.2022 – As drying in the Middle Rio Grande expands this summer, how will that…

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An aerial shot of a plume of smoke from a fire. Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service.

Climate Change ‘Outpaced’ Fire Protocols

7.22.2022 – It’s been a devastating fire season in New Mexico, with hot, dry, and…

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NM Gun Owner Calls for Reform

7.15.2022 – Gun sales are growing, especially as manufacturers target customers with marketing about personal…

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Middle Rio Grande Water Update

07.01.22- Our Land Executive Producer Laura Paskus explores the harsh realities of shrinking water supplies…

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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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Firefighters working on the side of a road working on the Black Fire.

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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