In 2019, we launched Green New Mexico, to explore environmental issues and innovations affecting our state. It can expand from coverage of climate change itself, to legislation aimed to reduce our carbon footprint.
By Bryce Dix and Isaac Fason / NM News Port Local environmental advocates are calling certificates restricting access to public waterways unconstitutional. The New Mexico Game Commission is issuing certificates that labels some sections of waterways as “non-navigable,” to stop trespassing on private land and make sections of water off-limits to the public. This comes […]
By April Reese / Searchlight New Mexico Dysfunction and a lack of expertise within the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (PRC) threaten to undermine the state’s ambitious plan to flip the switch from coal to reenewable power. The Energy Transition Act — the centerpiece of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s agenda to rein in greenhouse gas […]
By: Ellie Aikman, Sevia Gonzales, and Joe Rull Hundreds of students and activists of all ages gathered at Robinson Park in Downtown Albuquerque Friday afternoon to bring awareness to climate issues and fight for policy changes as part of a global Climate Strike movement. Protests were scheduled in over 150 countries and millions of people […]
By Amanda Britt and Bianca Hoops / NM News Port Two Albuquerque restaurant owners are going beyond serving food to serve-up what they say are vital lessons on protecting the environment. Wanderlust Vegan Eatery organized their first “Save Our Future” event outside their restaurant earlier this month to raise money for the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring […]
By Kaylee Trainum / New Mexico News Port Some say feral cats populations have long been a nuisance in urban areas—spreading disease and killing wildlife—and now Albuquerque and many other cities are adopting more humane ways to tackle the problem. According to Animal Humane New Mexico, feral cats are not socialized and are removed from […]
River front property owners from around the state showed up to a New Mexico Game Commission meeting last month to voice concerns over security, trash, and liability—they say fishermen are using their private land to access waterways.
By Adrian Hedden | Carlsbad Current-Argus CARLSBAD, N.M. – The extraction of oil and natural gas through hydraulic fracturing – or fracking – from the plains of southeast New Mexico and West Texas takes water. A lot of water. It also produces a lot of waste water. This waste water, called produced water in the […]
By April Reese | Searchlight New Mexico GILA NATIONAL FOREST — In the shadow of a cliff, 15-year-old Nathan spools an arc of fishing line into the Gila River and waits. Tall and watchful, the teen has been quiet for most of the day during this outing, organized by Families and Youth Incorporated (FYI), a […]
By Anthony Chavez and Gabrielle Hockstra-Johnson / NM News Port / By 1927 the mexican gray wolf had almost disappeared from the New Mexico wilderness. The once venerated wolf had been killed off as a result of trapping and hunting. By 1950 all but few wolves were left in the United States, but in 1998 […]
By Makayla Grijalva and Shayla Cunico / Daily Lobo / Editors Note: This story was originally published in the Daily Lobo. This is under a collaboration the New Mexico New Port has with the New Mexico Daily Lobo. Tatia Veltkamp, owner of Wings of Enchantment, has a home filled to the brim with butterflies — […]
By Shayla Cunico and Makayla Grijalva / NM News Port / New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has signed groundbreaking legislation that will move the Land of Enchantment toward 100% renewable energy in the next 25 years. Two states— California and Hawaii— have passed similar legislation. Supporters of the New Mexico legislation said that it […]
By Alyssa Bitsie / NM News Port / Environmentalists in New Mexico are warning that the miles of new barriers on the US-Mexico border will have serious harmful effects on borderland habitat and wildlife. “There’s a lot of disruption along a fairly large strip of area where they’re doing the border construction. If they’re putting […]