climate change

New Mexico eyes stricter rules for clean cars and trucks

263 Views  Â NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – In an effort to reduce statewide greenhouse gas emissions, New Mexico’s governor has announced proposed “clean car rules” to push automakers to deliver zero-emissions vehicles to the state.

Report: New Mexico at risk for power outages this summer

267 Views  Â A surge in electricity demand could hit hard for New Mexico, with scorching heat temperatures on the rise ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The North American Electric Reliability Corporation released its 2023 Summer Reliability Assessment that shows New Mexico and most Western states could be at risk for power outages.

New Mexico businesses rewarded for sustainable practices

243 Views  Â NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Over $1 million in federal funding has been given to New Mexico businesses for providing sustainably-sourced wood products. The finances are from the Forest Service’s Wood Innovations Grant Program.

New Mexico groups issue joint disapproval of climate vetoes

314 Views  Â Many climate scientists and researchers point to meaningful legislative action as the most effective path forward to both mitigate and adapt to a changing climate. New Mexico’s past legislative session had climate groups feeling hopeful –– but a series of line-item vetoes from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham left them disappointed.

New Mexico lake, closed for a decade, inches towards reopening

308 Views  Â LINCOLN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – A lake near Ruidoso has been closed for more than 10 years due to a wildfire. Now, it is getting closer to once again welcoming visitors. Bonito Lake near Ruidoso has been closed since 2012 when it was nearly destroyed in the Little Bear Fire.

New Mexico Tech touts breakthrough water filtration invention

359 Views  Â University now seeking investors for salt filtering “green desalination” technology SOCORRO, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s no secret that the pressure on New Mexico’s fresh water systems is significant. Just last summer, the Albuquerque-area made national headlines amid the drying of the Rio Grande through the city, something that hadn’t happened since

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

341 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

303 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