Mesilla Valley farmers adapt amidst drought in the Southwest

90 Views   The Rio Grande is once again flowing down from Colorado through Southern New Mexico. But the water currently running is destined for use in Mexico and Texas, while New Mexico’s irrigation season won’t begin until June, as announced by the Elephant Butte Irrigation District.

New Mexico Earthships provide sustainable way of living

78 Views   Invented in New Mexico in the 70s, an Earthship is built using natural and recycled materials, and they continue to provide a sustainable way of living. Old tires, glass bottles and aluminum cans: These are the three essential materials used to create the foundation of the homes called

NMED applies for $577 million in federal pollution reduction grants

166 Views   Santa Fe, NM (KKOB) — Monday, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) submitted grant applications to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) totaling $577 million as part of the Climate Pollution Reduction Grant Program. The two grant applications further New Mexico’s ambitious efforts to address climate change and

This new proposal for Colorado River sharing prioritizes the environment

122 Views   A coalition of environmental groups is proposing a new set of rules for managing the Colorado River after 2026, when the current guidelines expire. Their proposal, which aims to weave environmental protections into river management policy, comes amid heated negotiations about how the shrinking river should be shared in the

What to expect from the Rio Grande SCOTUS oral arguments

165 Views   Water law winds its way slowly through the U.S. legal system, and then often all at once. On Wednesday, U.S. Supreme Court justices will evaluate the arguments from officials in New Mexico, Texas and Colorado on a plan they have put together to resolve a decade-old court case