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PHOTO: Ensuring that the Colorado River has enough water to support millions of people in New Mexico and throughout the Southwest is the focus of a study from the nonprofit group American Rivers. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Reuse and conserve are the two big points in a new study about how to stretch the water in the Colorado River to meet the needs of New Mexicans and others who depend on the river. Matt Rice is director of the Colorado Basin Program with the environmental advocacy group Ame...Read More

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PHOTO: The proposed diversion of the Gila River is the focus of an event commemorating "Colorado River Day" in New Mexico today. Photo courtesy U.S. Geological Survey.

SILVER CITY, N.M. - An event in Silver City today will celebrate Colorado River Day. Its organizers hope to raise awareness about a proposal the state is considering to divert the Gila River, a tributary of the Colorado River, to Deming and other areas for agriculture and other uses. Sara Benitez, ...Read More

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PHOTO: Preserving the fund that pays for soccer fields and recreation areas in the Land of Enchantment and across the nation has the support of Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M. Photo courtesy of Sen. Heinrich's office.

SANTA FE, N. M. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico is among a bipartisan group of lawmakers urging Congress to renew a fund credited with paying for many recreation areas, in the Land of Enchantment and across the nation. Heinrich says the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) helped...Read More

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PHOTO: New Mexico ranks 49th among states for the overall well-being of its children, according to new a report that looks at such indicators as health, education and family financial stability. Photo courtesy Fairfax County, VA.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The overall well-being of children and financial health of their families in New Mexico ranks second-lowest in the nation, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book rankings from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The research considers a child's economic stability, health and ed...Read More

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PHOTO: A lawsuit filed by the ACLU and other organizations against the federal government says the government is obliged to provide undocumented children with legal counsel at immigration hearings. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Defense.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A lawsuit filed against the federal government by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other groups is seeking government-provided legal counsel for undocumented children at immigration hearings. Matt Adams, legal director at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, says...Read More

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PHOTO: Summer heat has always been part of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park experience, but the National Park Service says the impact of climate change is being felt around the park system and is taking steps to deal with its effects on wildlife and park visitors. Photo courtesy National Park Service.

SANTA FE, N.M. – The U.S. National Park Service says it's making plans to prepare and react to the effects of climate change at Carlsbad Caverns National Park, and in all national parks. Nicholas Fisichelli, an ecologist for the National Park Service, co-authored a recent study that shows th...Read More

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PHOTO: The fear of extreme violence and even murder is the reason thousands of undocumented children from Central America are seeking refuge in the United States, says U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich. He says some are fleeting to other, closer nations as well. Photo courtesy Sen. Heinrich's office.

SANTA FE, N.M. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich of New Mexico says tens of thousands of undocumented children seeking refuge in the United States are fleeing possible murder in Central America. Addressing his fellow senators earlier this week, Heinrich pointed out that many of the children are fl...Read More

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PHOTO: Private sector and government agencies are gathering in Albuquerque on Thursday to share ideas and resources on how to reduce hunger in the state. Photo courtesy of the Roadrunner Food Bank.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - A conference addressing hunger in New Mexico is underway in Albuquerque, and according to one organization, as many as one in four children in the state don't have enough food to eat on a regular basis. Kathy Komoll, executive director with the New Mexico Association of Food Ban...Read More

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