New Mexico Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in New Mexico courtesy of Environmental Health News.
It was a community event only the City Different can hold: Musicians wove through a crowd of more than 1,000 people who gathered Saturday in the dry riverbed of the Santa Fe River to "turn it blue" as part of the public-art project Flash Flood for a Living River.
City councilors could discuss privately whether to appeal a decision by state regulators to approve a cap-and-trade program aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Study indicates 52 contaminants - including radioactive uranium from Los Alamos National Laboratory - safe for drinking.
Water flowing into the Rio Grande from canyons below Los Alamos National Laboratory won't be a health risk when Santa Fe starts diverting river flows next year into the municipal drinking-water system.
As people in the state were going to the polls Tuesday, the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board met and quietly adopted a cap and trade program to cut greenhouse gases, a move that is strongly opposed by business and industry in the state.
The New Mexico Environment Department's petition for a new regulation to cap-and-trade greenhouse gases will be heard this week by the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board.
Residents offering comment during the state Environmental Improvement Board hearing in Farmington were split between opposition of proposed emissions caps fearing economic harm and support for the cap praising the improved environmental protections.
Emissions regulations proposed by the state environmental department brought out strong opposition from area residents and leaders during a Thursday hearing in Clovis. Much of the criticism came from people tied to farming and agriculture, who said their livelihood was at risk.
Bernalillo County commissioners narrowly opted this week to stay out of the debate over cap-and-trade legislation, at least for the next two months.
The state Environmental Improvement Board and its hearing officer called it a week Friday after five long days of hearing testimony on the New Energy Economy's controversial proposal to cap greenhouse gases in New Mexico — but it's far from over.
On Monday, the New Mexico Environment Improvement Board began hearing testimony from experts, citizens and industry concerning a rule change that may allow the New Mexico to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants and the oil and gas industry.