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 Destiny Muñoz and Kendra Mirabal / NM News Port / Ten years ago New Mexico was recycling seven percent of its garbage. Now the state is at 16 percent — still far behind the national average of 34 percent. Still, New Mexico is doing pretty well according to some. “We are good with where […]
By Hayley Estrada and Steven DeAnda / NM News Port / Miranda Sanchez, a local Santa Fe shopper, carts her groceries toward the checkout counter at her favorite Walmart for the second time this month. “I know that plastic has been gone for a while, but even after all this time I am still surprised,” […]
By Kaylee Trainum and Mikayla Nowell / NM News Port / In an effort to create a greener New Mexico, the city of Albuquerque may follow in the footsteps of Santa Fe and Silver City to reduce waste by banning plastic bags and straws. Some business leaders said their costs will rise, while others are […]
By Shelby Coen and Matthew Narvaiz / NM News Port / For years, members of the Red Water Pond Road Community, in the Navajo Nation of Northern New Mexico, have been exposed to toxic uranium radiation from government-contracted mines that have yet to be addressed. That’s according to Eric Jantz, the staff attorney at the […]
By Alanie Rael and Madison Spratto / NM News Port / The Duke City could be using 100 percent renewable energy within the next four years if Albuquerque Mayor, Tim Keller get his way. On Nov. 21, 2018, Keller wrapped up his first year in office by announcing his multi-component plan, which involves a partnership […]
By Andrea Solis and Anna Padilla / NM News Port / Dale and Diantha Schreffler have invested approximately $40 thousand dollars in solar energy. They used a loan to buy the 24 panels for their house, located in Tijeras, New Mexico, but, since getting their panels. they no longer have an electric bill. In fact, […]
By Justine Lopez and Anthony Jackson / NM News Port / Drivers on I-25 in southern New Mexico may admire Sierra County’s vast canyons and rolling hills, dotted with native flora, but what they may not appreciate is the controversy surrounding a copper mine just out of sight, near the historic town of Hillsboro. Since […]