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Study details environmental impacts of early Chaco residents

ALBUQUERQUE – Researchers at the University of Cincinnati say they have more evidence that Chaco Canyon in northwestern New Mexico was more than just an ancient gathering spot for Indigenous...

As immunity wanes, New Mexico pushes vaccines and boosters

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico was among the first states out of the gate when the COVID-19 vaccine push began. Now, top health officials say it looks like the state is among the first to see immu...

Warming climate means shortages on Pecos River, study says

ALBUQUERQUE – Federal water managers warned Wednesday that like other basins across the western U.S., the Pecos River Basin in New Mexico is likely to experience growing water shortages as t...

New Mexico clears way for hospitals to ration care if needed

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico on Monday cleared the way for hospitals to ration care if necessary, saying the state’s health care system has yet to see a reprieve as the nursing shortage continue...

U.S. nuclear repository completes key mining project in southern N.M.

ALBUQUERQUE – After seven years of mining, federal officials say work to carve out the eighth disposal area at the U.S. government’s underground nuclear waste repository is complete. Manage...

Navajo leaders seek hearing on oil and gas drilling dispute

ALBUQUERQUE – Top officials with the largest Native American tribe in the United States are renewing a request for congressional leaders to hold a field hearing before deciding on federal le...

Albuquerque resolution recognizes boarding school trauma

ALBUQUERQUE – The Albuquerque City Council has adopted a resolution that acknowledges ongoing generational trauma caused by U.S. Indigenous boarding school policies and formalizes a commitme...

New Mexico hearing begins for next round of oil, gas rules

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is now the nation’s second largest oil producing state, and environmental officials say more needs to be done to rein in pollution from the industry. They are propo...

Top New Mexico lawmakers concerned about oil and gas rules

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of powerful New Mexico lawmakers is questioning whether state environment officials have done enough to weigh the potential economic effects of a proposal to cut smog-causing pollution across the oil and gas industry.

New Mexico panel considers future of coal-fired power plant

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico’s largest electric provider wants to transfer its share of a coal-fired power plant to an energy company backed by the Navajo Nation, but environmentalists argue tha...

New Mexico flush with cash as revenues climb, oil recovers

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico is flush with cash because of a quick recovery of oil and gas markets and higher than expected gross receipts tax revenues as consumers spend federal stimulus checks...

Recommendations target oil, gas leasing across the West

ALBUQUERQUE – An Indigenous leader from New Mexico and former U.S. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt called on the federal government Tuesday to overhaul its oil and gas leasing program to en...