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Abq seeks input on plan for Rio Grande

Abq seeks input on plan for Rio Grande

Tonight and tomorrow, the City of Albuquerque will be hosting two meetings about ABQ the Plan and The Rio Grande Corridor. According to an email from the city: Albuquerque’s Rio Grande Vision is about connecting Albuquerque to the river, and protecting the spectacular amenity and resource that flows through the heart of our community. The … Continue reading

The value of water?

Thanks to Michael Compana’s Twitter feed, I just came across this paper from the engineering firm, CH2M Hill. The company completed the report, “The Changing Value of Water to the US Economy: Implications from Five Industrial Sectors,” as part of a project contracted to them by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  The paper is about … Continue reading

Russell Train, second EPA adminstrator, dies

Russell Train, second EPA adminstrator, dies

I realize this isn’t New Mexico news necessarily, but I just wanted to mention the death–and life–of Russell Train,  former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As the New York Times points out in his obituary: From 1969 to 1977, as Richard M. Nixon’s first chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality … Continue reading

Pumps, prices, and polls

Today’s Denver Post includes a story about how high gas prices may affect who Colorado voters choose during the presidential election. Here’s an excerpt: Rising gasoline prices “certainly can have an effect in a razor-close race in a razor-close state,” Denver political analyst Eric Sondermann said. A Denver Post poll conducted last week found Barack … Continue reading

Bird Nerd

Bird Nerd

Are confessions allowed on the Earth Air Waves Blog? I hope so. My confession is that I’m a huge bird nerd. I love watching birds, especially in my neighborhood, and I really enjoy paying attention to who is passing through during migration season. (As an aside: I just saw my first Northern Flicker in a … Continue reading

Bears, drought, and hunger

Bears, drought, and hunger

Bears have been in the news here in New Mexico all week.  First there was the bear that wandered into Santa Fe and amused folks who were hanging around not too far from the plaza.  Then the Cibola National Forest announced the closure of two campgrounds and a trailhead because of bears. In general, I … Continue reading

Hard Choices water conference tomorrow

Hard Choices water conference tomorrow

Tomorrow, New Mexico State University will be hosting the 57th annual New Mexico Water Conference. This year’s theme is “Hard Choices: Adapting Policy and Management to Water Scarcity” and KUNM is covering the event. I’ll be broadcasting news from the conference, and also Tweeting throughout the day. (Be sure to follow @earthairwaves on Twitter.) The … Continue reading

A new bird in the ‘hood

There’s been a new bird call ringing out around my house over the past few weeks. I’ve been trying to catch sight of these fellows, but they seem to prefer hanging out within the cover of leaves. So, Earth Air Waves readers, I’m putting out a call for help. What kind of bird is this? … Continue reading