Every year around this time, New Mexico birders have the opportunity to take part in a nationwide ritual known as the Christmas Bird Count. Organized by The Audubon Society, it’s the longest running citizen-science survey in the world. The survey goes on for weeks, with birders covering different parts of the state each day. This morning, dozens of people pulled on their warmest boots to catalog birds in the Sandia Mountains. KUNM’s Conservation Beat reporter, Sidsel Overgaard, tagged along with one group and has this story.
A coalition of elected officials, environmentalists and union members said today that passage of the American Jobs Act would be a win for both the economy and environment. KUNM’s Sidsel Overgaard has more.
Hearings began Wednesday on an effort to repeal a cap on greenhouse gas emissions in New Mexico. The rule was approved by the Environmental Improvement Board in the waning days of former Governor Bill Richardson’s tenure and has yet to take effect.
This week, most Americans only have one kind of bird on the brain-turkey. But this past weekend, a few hunters in the Middle Rio Grande Valley had their sites set on a different kind of Thanksgiving feast. KUNM’s Sidsel Overgaard reports.
After almost three years of court appeals and negotiation, water officials in New Mexico have approved a settlement that aims to regulate waste from the state’s 2.6 billion dollar dairy industry. Sidsel Overgaard reports.