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National Wildlife Week: Urban Wildlife Finds a Home in Albuquerque

3/9/2015 // By Jessie Yuhaniak

  There is a 100-year tradition of protecting public lands in Albuquerque, stemming from the time Aldo Leopold spent there, as recounted in his classic book of essays A Sand County Almanac. Aldo Leopold helped create both the New Mexico …

The Organ Mountains in southern New Mexico are the anchor of a new national monument. Photo by John Gale

Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument: Established From the Grassroots Up

5/21/2014 // By Judith Kohler

People from all backgrounds and political leanings have really put the “public” in “public lands” in New Mexico. For more than a decade, ranchers, business owners, church and civic leaders, Native Americans, sportsmen and women, wildlife advocates, hikers, campers, politicians …

Law enforcement officers and wildlife officials tranquilzed this bear in an Albuquerque neighborhood last night.

Bears at the Back Door in Albuquerque

8/1/2013 // By Avelino Maestas

When it comes to living in the West, it’s all about water. When there isn’t any, we start to see problems: bigger and more frequent wildfires, fights over water rights, and—for wildlife—the increased stress of food scarcity. For two years, New …

Photo by Hari Viswanathan.

Mountain Lion Seeks Backyard Oasis

6/24/2013 // By Guest Author

Guest post by Hari Viswanathan. On May 18, this beautiful mountain lion stopped by my parent’s backyard pond in Los Alamos, N.M., adding to the long list of amazing wildlife encounters over the years. Our pond—called Warbler Pond due to the …

Whitewater-Baldy Fire, New Mexico on June 6, 2012. Credit: Kari Greer, USFS Gila National Forest.

Connecting the Dots: How Climate Change is Fueling Western Wildfires

6/15/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

Western wildfires are dominating headlines in June – but the media coverage focuses only on effects while ignoring a major cause.

2011 Wildfire Season: A Glimpse of What’s to Come?

6/8/2011 // By Aislinn Maestas

When most people think of spring, they picture refreshing April showers, beautiful blooming gardens, outdoor barbeques and pleasant temperatures. For people in the southwest, however, spring often means gusting winds, dry heat and severe drought. Put them together, add a …

Community College Program Encourages Idea Exchange in Green Fields of Study

5/26/2011 // By NWF

Guest Blog by: Staci Matlock The Santa Fe New Mexican Walking through the new Trades and Advanced Technology Center at Santa Fe Community College is like touring one big practical idea incubator. Students are taking theories from the biofuels, solar, …

Another Company Abandons Clean Energy-Obstructing U.S. Chamber

9/28/2009 // By Miles Grant

Will the last one out of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce please shut off the lights? Last week, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and New Mexico-based PNM Resources Inc. pulled out of the chanber, citing its climate obstruction. Today, the …

U.S. Government Maps Best Solar Regions

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

The need for alternative energy could redefine the American landscape including how it is mapped and ultimately managed. CNet News: GreenTech reports: “The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with the Department of Energy, this week released six maps …

Dramatic Trout Rescue in New Mexico

7/7/2009 // By Kevin Coyle

This time when horsmen came to the rescue, it was to relocate trout. Associated Press reports: “As a lightning-sparked fire charred thousands of acres in southwestern New Mexico, biologists and firefighters used helicopters and trucks for an unusual evacuation. They …

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