Environment | Energy

UNM alumna receives prestigious clean energy award

20 ViewsThe recognition of successful women in STEM continues with eyes on University of New Mexico alumna Kate Anderson, chief of staff for energy systems integration at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a sector of the U.S. Department of Energy. This year, Anderson is the recipient of the C3E Social,

America Recycles Day: November 15, 2021

9 Views According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “On America Recycles Day 2019 (November 15), EPA recognized the importance and impact of recycling, which has contributed to American prosperity and the protection of our environment. The recycling rate has increased from less than 7 percent in 1960 to the current rate

UNM student fights for climate justice

11 ViewsThe fight for climate justice continues at the University of New Mexico and senior Raven Alcott is standing at the forefront of the action, acting as a voice for Indigenous communities. Raven Alcott is a senior at UNM majoring in environmental science and minoring in Native American studies. Alcott

Human rights panel to hear Navajo uranium contamination case

8 ViewsALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group representing Navajo communities is presenting its case to an international human rights body, saying U.S. regulators violated the rights of tribal members when they cleared the way for uranium mining in western New Mexico years ago.

Increased New Mexico earthquakes likely tied to oil and gas industry

11 ViewsEarthquake activity has increased dramatically in southern New Mexico likely due to injection wells in the Permian Basin. These are used to store wastewater that comes is produced during oil and gas drilling. Jerry Redfern covers the industry here for Capital & Main and he broke that story.

New Mexico Governor thanks oil & gas, cheers hydrogen plans

17 ViewsSANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is thanking attendees of the New Mexico Oil And Gas Association’s annual meeting for their contributions to the economy. Fossil fuel mining is the largest government revenue source and directly funds education. Lujan Grisham also pledges to continue

Navajo company takes over operation of coal mine it owns

19 ViewsFARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation company is taking over the operation of a coal mine it owns in northwestern New Mexico. The Navajo Transitional Energy Co. has owned the Navajo Mine near Farmington since 2013 but had contracted with the North American Coal Corp. to run it.

PNM to resume disconnections Monday

20 ViewsPNM’s grace period for disconnections will end Monday. According to PNM, 44,000 customers have received power over the last year-and-a-half despite not paying for service.