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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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An image of Erica Gies next to the cover over her new book "Water Always Wins."

Environmental Journalists newest book ‘Water Always Wins’

09.23.22- In her new book, “Water Always Wins: Thriving in an Age of Drought and…

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High school science teacher, Sergio Torres, talks to Laura Paskus virtually through zoom.

New Mexico Science Teacher Receives Grant

09.23.22- Our Land Senior Producer Laura Paskus speaks with a high school science teacher from…

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An orange sunset with a bird silhouette flying through the sky.

Heat Waves and Bird Deaths

9.2.2022 –Worldwide, heat waves are increasing in severity and frequency. University of New Mexico Professor…

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Mora fire.

Climate Change Impacts Hit Home for NMPBS

8.26.2022 – This summer, the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon Fire destroyed hundreds of homes in northern…

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A portrait of U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury in front of a New Mexico landscape background.

U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury on Water & Climate

8.12.2022 – In late July, three water bills introduced by U.S. Rep. Melanie Stansbury, D-NM,…

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A portrait of Senator Martin Heinrich on top of a New Mexico landscape.

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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Nuclear smoke stack letting off steam.

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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Three bullets on a wooden table.

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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Our Land: Clean Water Rules

February 8, 2019 – In an arid state like New Mexico, all of our waters…

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Our Land: Environmental Legislation

January 11, 2019 – Correspondent Laura Paskus brings us this month’s segment of “Our Land:…

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Our Land: Project Feed The Hood

December 14, 2018 – Project Feed the Hood is a food justice program in Albuquerque…

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Our Land: Urban Forests

November 9, 2018—In an arid city like Albuquerque, which most people associate with cactus and…

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Our Land: Midterm Elections And The Environment

October 12, 2018 — Clean air and water are important to everyone, no matter where…

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Making Crossings Safe For Wildlife And Drivers

September 14, 2018 – If you’ve ever white-knuckled it through a canyon or overpass, hoping…

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Our Land: Replanting Trees In The Jemez Mountains

August 10, 2018 – When the Las Conchas wildfire burned more than 150,000 acres of…

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Our Land: Project Feed The Hood

July 13, 2018 – Project Feed the Hood is a food justice program in Albuquerque…

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Our Land: Jonathan Overpeck And Climate Change

May 11, 2018 – Scientist Jonathan Overpeck has spent decades studying climate change and its…

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Public should be ready for the Rio Grande’s bad year

By: Laura Paskus As high winds whipped dust, Siberian elm seeds and recycling bins around…

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Our Land: It’s not just one dry year: What the Rio Grande’s low flows tell us about the future

April 13, 2018 – You might be surprised to see how low the Rio Grande…

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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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