Since he first saw it in 1983, M.H. “Dutch” Salmon advocated for a free-flowing Gila River. Salmon died in March, but his allies are fighting a diversion proposal.
From her office in Questa, New Mexico’s Visitor Center,
Lindsay Mapes can walk out the door, cross a vacant lot and peer through the
windows of several empty houses. Some look ready for their residents to return,
with photos still on the walls and chairs at the table.
More than a thousand New Mexicans in Albuquerque and Las Cruces protested inaction by the nation's leaders on climate change Friday, joining in a day of action that swept through cities across the globe.
In Albuquerque roughly 1,500 climate protesters, young and old and from various backgrounds, began in Robinson Park at Central Avenue and Eighth Street where speakers motivated the crowd to fight for change and to demand no more delays. Protestors in Albuquerque turned out with signs and demands for the nation's leaders to act on climate change Friday / Bianca Hoops for New Mexico In Depth
A sense of determinism rippled across the crowd as people urged the speakers on, including the city’s mayor, Tim Keller.
“For the first time in decades our city has to issue ozone warnings again,” Keller said in a raspy voice to a rapt crowd.
Xiye Bastida grew up in the Mexican town of San Pedro Tultepec embracing the Otomi indigenous belief that if you take care of the Earth, it will take care of you. “Earth is our home,” she said.
This year’s chile season is in full swing, but it is getting mixed reviews from farmers in southern New Mexico. Maria Martinez sells her family’s produce from Anthony and Brazito on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Farmers and Crafts Market in Las Cruces.
From weakening vehicle emissions to blocking warnings about how coastal parks could flood or the impact on the Arctic, the Trump administration is accused of muzzling climate science. Here six whistleblowers and former government scientists describe being sidelined by the administration – and why they won’t be quiet.
There was optimism in the air and a packed crowd at the Santa Ana Center in Rio Rancho Monday evening to greet President Trump who visited New Mexico for the first time as commander in chief. Before Trump took the stage, Republican Party Chair Steve Pearce pumped the crowd with the claim that Trump could win New Mexico in 2020, holding up 2016 national election results as evidence.