Green New Mexico

  • Advocates hope to see more green legislation in 2024
    Want to know what advocates are hoping to see in the upcoming session of the New Mexico State Legislature? Joe Thompson looks at some green legislation that may get lawmaker attention.
  • Researchers say oil and gas activity leading to more geohazards
    The petrochemical industry has deformed the landscape in the Permian Basin.
  • NM governor gets low grades (at home) on climate change
    When Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham took office, she promised to cut greenhouse gases and embrace clean energy – a radical objective, considering that the state relies on the oil and gas industry revenue. Four years later, oil and gas exert enormous influence and Lujan Grisham has been named in a lawsuit, accused of failing to protect citizens’ rights to a clean environment.
  • County animal shelter urges adoptions
    By Alyssa Buchanan

    The Bernalillo County Animal Shelter is desperate for help. With overcrowding at the shelter they are hoping to host more adoption events as an effort to find these pets a new home.
  • Can a mine near the Pecos river be stopped
    By Alicia Inez Guzman/Searchlight NM

    A unique NM coalition is battling the project to prevent widespread harm — and deja vu.
  • NM Legislature introduces bill to block Holtec nuclear waste site
    By Lindsay Fendt/Searchlight NM

    Efforts to limit the amount of nuclear waste in New Mexico took a major step forward Wednesday as lawmakers introduced a bill that would essentially ban the storage of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in New Mexico.
  • Climate Crisis in New Mexico: Fast Profits, Slow Policies
    By Aldo Jurado, Andres Torres, Brigid Driscoll, Joaquin Gonzalez, Joey Wagner, Lara Sullivan, Taylor Gibson

    New Mexico produces more oil and gas than all states except Texas. So how does its Democratic governor and state legislature plan to address the climate change crisis? Our team of student reporters went in search of answers.
  • Bird lovers flock to Bosque del Apache for the Festival of the Cranes
    Beeps and honks fill the air as curious bystanders ready their cameras and furiously click click away to capture the commotion. This isn’t Albuquerque at rush hour, it’s Bosque del Apache during the festival of Cranes. 
  • Facing the Northern NM resource problems
    Grace Calderon looked out over the 18-acre property in Montezuma, New Mexico where she and her husband had been renovating a small house for their retirement. The fire had licked at the house but destroyed the shed in which they had been storing all the materials needed to finish the home. 
  • How will the next New Mexico governor approach climate change?
    What is the future of climate change under the next governor of New Mexico? Joey Wagner reports on the details.