Environment | Energy

3.7 earthquake strikes northeast New Mexico

CAPULIN, N.M. — A 3.7 earthquake rocked parts of New Mexico Thursday morning. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake struck around 9:04 a.m. in the area of Capulin. Residents in Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Española and Santa Fe said they felt the tremor. No damages or injuries have

Rio Grande Chapter responds to publication of draft NM Methane Rule

“With the gutting of federal methane protections, we need strong state rules more than ever. We are grateful that the Lujan Grisham administration is moving forward with safeguards and addressing the climate crisis, even while facing the urgency of the pandemic. The Trump administration leaves us utterly exposed on both

Solar leads options for replacing New Mexico power plant

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Solar panels with the capacity to produce hundreds of megawatts of electricity and back-up battery storage systems would be installed in northwestern New Mexico to replace the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station under one alternative that will be considered by state regulators.

Cleanup of US nuclear waste takes back seat as virus spreads

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government’s efforts to clean up Cold War-era waste from nuclear research and bomb making at federal sites around the country has lumbered along for decades, often at a pace that watchdogs and other critics say threatens public health and the environment.