Environment | Energy

Carson National Forest prescribed burn may begin next week

TAOS, N.M. (KRQE) – The Forest Service reports that if conditions are right Carson National Forest fire managers may begin the Mesita prescribed burn between Monday, April 12 and Monday, April 19. According to forest officials, the 902-acre burn will take place in the Canjilon Wildland Urban Interface and will help

Migratory Birds Return to New Mexico As Weather Warms

People who live in Northern New Mexico are treated to the sounds of sandhill cranes flying north overhead every spring. On the ground and singing their songs on branches and twigs, American robins gather to announce their return. Deborah Begel took a closer look at their flights and listened to

Las Cruces Great American Cleanup Set for Saturday, April 17

The Great American Cleanup is a call-to-action to engage more volunteers and participants in public space cleanup, beautification and recycling events conducted by Keep America Beautiful affiliates and participating organizations nationwide. Once an individual becomes a Great American Cleanup volunteer with their local Keep America Beautiful affiliate, our goal is

Senate confirms Haaland to lead Interior

The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) to lead the Interior Department, making her the nation’s first Native American Cabinet secretary. The Senate voted 51-40 to confirm Haaland. Nine members missed the vote.

Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated ‘by something other than her record’

Former Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Mark Udall (D-Colo.) called for the Senate to confirm Rep. Deb Haaland (D-N.M.) as Interior secretary in a USA Today op-ed Tuesday, saying accusations of political radicalism “motivated by something other than her record.” The two argued that Haaland’s record on environmental issues is typical of a Democratic member of

NASA rover successfully lands on Mars

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA rover streaked toward a landing on Mars on Thursday in the riskiest step yet in an epic quest to bring back rocks that could answer whether life ever existed on the red planet.