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Our Land: Climate Change and New Mexico’s Water Supply

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April 11, 2019 – On this month’s installment of Our Land, environmental correspondent Laura Paskus looks at how rising temperatures around the globe affect us here in New Mexico. She heads to the Rio Grande in Algodones to see how climate change is forcing irrigators to innovate.The interview is a companion piece to the broadcast of the national PBS series “Sinking Cities.”

Guests:
Dave Gensler, hydrologist, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District
Mike Hamman, CEO, Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District

Our Land: Midterm Elections And The Environment

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October 12, 2018 — Clean air and water are important to everyone, no matter where they live or what their political views might be. Here in New Mexico, we have challenges with drought, climate change, public lands, and even energy development. Environment issues also dovetail with the economy and public health.

And yet, most candidates don’t talk about the environment, drought, water or even the resilience of agriculture in the state as the region warms and water supplies tighten.

On Our Land this month, Correspondent Laura Paskus talks about where the environment fits into this year’s election with Lonna Atkeson, a professor in the Political Science Department at the University of New Mexico, and Adrian Oglesby, director of the Utton Transboundary Resources Center at UNM’s School of Law.

Why don’t most candidates talk about the environment, unless they’re pressed to do so, and how much does the environment matter to voters? And what will New Mexico’s next governor, and the 2019 New Mexico Legislature, need to address when it comes to water, the environment, and state agencies right off the bat in the new year?

Guests:
Lonna Atkeson, professor, UNM Political Science Department
Adrian Oglesby, director, Utton Transboundary Resources Center, UNM Law School