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Fighting More Than Fire

September 17, 2021 – When our homes and our forests are threatened, we all appreciate…

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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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Look Up on Earth Day

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

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The Rio Grande’s Drier Future

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

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Art Schaap’s Dairy Dilemma

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

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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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Our Land: Urban Forest Update 

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

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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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Rio Grande Already Drying Out Near Socorro

by Laura Paskus In springtime, rivers are supposed to swell with snowmelt, filling their channels…

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East Mountain water application spurs protests from residents, silence from State Engineer

By: Laura Paskus The tony neighborhoods tucked into the juniper-dotted grasslands on the east side…

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Our Land: Preparing Homes For Fire Season

March 8, 2018 – This month on Our Land, we visit with tree ring scientist…

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Our Land: Record Low Snowpack In New Mexico

February 9, 2018 – This month on “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and…

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Bosque del Apache

Our Land: Bosque del Apache

January 12, 2018 – This month on “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and…

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In Deep Water

US Supreme Court to decide how states share the drying Rio Grande, and New Mexico…

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Justices question lawyers from New Mexico, Colorado and Texas about feds’ role in water dispute

New Mexico hits the high court on the Rio Grande By Laura Paskus WASHINGTON, DC—On…

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Students & Scientists Benefit From The Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program

December 8, 2017 – More than 20 years ago, Dan Shaw co-founded the Bosque Ecosystem…

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Our Land: Valle de Oro

November 10, 2017 – The Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge in the South Valley…

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Our Land: Wells Going Dry In The East Mountains

October 13, 2017 – This month on “Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and…

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OUR LAND: Pueblo of Santa Ana Works To Restore Habitat & Bring Back Wildlife

September 8, 2017 – This month Our Land highlights wildlife and habitat restoration on Santa Ana Pueblo. Already, the tribe…

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Our Land: Collaborative Forest Restoration

August 11, 2017 – In the Jemez Mountains, a long-term project brings together people from…

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NMiF: Thompson Ridge Fire (Our Land)

Beyond the concepts of ‘land management’ are real people, sacrifice

By: Laura Paskus On the edge of the Valle Grande in northern New Mexico stands…

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Our Land: After The Wildfires

July 14, 2017 –Six years ago this summer, the Las Conchas wildfire burned 156,000 acres…

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Our Land: New Mexico’s Environmental Past, Present and Future

By: Laura Paskus, NMiF correspondent Our crystalline skies. The mountains that frame our cities. The…

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