climate change

New Mexicans travel to D.C. to advocate for protections for the Gila River

32 Views  Â A group of New Mexicans last week travelled to Washington D.C. to advocate protections for the Gila River. Scott Brocato spoke with Grant County Commissioner Alicia Edwards about the trip to D.C. and the bill they want Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Ray Lujan and Representative Gabe Vasquez

Greenhouse Gas Reduction Bill Stalls In Committee

38 Views  Â A bill that would have established new statewide greenhouse gas emission standards has stalled out in the Senate Conservation Committee and is dead for the session. The bill introduced by Senate Pro-Tem Mimi Stewart would have set statewide greenhouse gas emissions at least 50-percent less than 2005 levels

New Mexico legislators look to expand geothermal energy

53 Views  Â SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – New Mexico needs energy to function, and with the winding down of coal-fired power, the state is looking for renewable sources that could help keep the lights on for New Mexicans. One potential option could be geothermal energy.

NMSU is using grant to prepare new scientists to respond to ecological disasters

88 Views  Â New Mexico State University’s Departments of Biology and Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology are collaborating with Los Alamos National Laboratory, the U.S. Geological Survey and others on a project titled “Prepping for Disaster Ecology: HSI-based training for managing climate change impacts on migratory birds.” Scott Brocato spoke with

Specimen libraries at WNMU help researchers track climate change

120 Views  Â The Gila National Forest covers over 3 million acres across southwest New Mexico, with elevation changes between 5,000 feet above sea level, to nearly 11,000 feet. At Western New Mexico University in Silver City, the Natural Sciences Department has collected over 13,000 plant specimens, and over 10,000 animal