climate change

New Mexico legislators look to expand geothermal energy

323 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

335 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

335 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

Sandia National Labs raises concerns over cybersecurity of electric car chargers

393 Views  Â ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – With gas prices getting higher and higher, electric vehicles are surging in popularity. But, some concerns have been raised if our infrastructure is ready, and while most of those concerns have centered on our power grid – the folks at Sandia National Laboratories are raising the

UNM LEAF member fights for the future with climate justice work

348 Views  Â Since her freshman year, University of New Mexico sophomore Feleecia Guillen has fought for climate justice as a member of UNM Leaders for Environmental Action and Foresight. Her unbridled passion for climate action has driven her to advocate for community health and survival on both a university and