Environment | Energy

October wildfires point to grim climate future

In recent weeks, New Mexico has seen  hazy skies from ongoing wildfires in neighboring states. Experts say they’re concerned this could become the new normal. While it has had a relatively calm fire season in New Mexico, it’s been a very active season in the greater western United States. That’s a

Los Alamos County looks to nuclear for carbon-free power

On one of the hottest days this summer, Los Alamos County nearly ran out of power. The coal-fired San Juan Generating Station near Farmington unexpectedly went down, leaving the Los Alamos County Department of Public Utilities scrambling to make up the energy. Several other providers were unable to deliver power

New Mexico Girl Scout earns Gold Award for solar-power project

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Natalie Aulwes of Los Alamos earned the title of 2020 National Gold Award Girl Scout—the highest honor participants can receive by being a Girl Scout. This is a prestigious title she shares with nine other teen activists from across the country who have exhibited leadership skills and created

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