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Coronavirus updates from coast to coast; and safety-net programs face deep cuts by Trump administration.

2020Talks - February 28, 2020 


Tomorrow are the South Carolina primaries, and former VP Joe Biden leads in the poll, followed by winner of the first three contests, Sen. Bernie Sanders and businessman Tom Steyer. Some Republican South Carolinians may vote for Sanders because they want closed primaries.

Public News Service - NM: Water

More than 50% of New Mexico residents in a new poll strongly agree that the U.S. Congress should permanently protect the Gila River as Wild and Scenic. (wildlife.state.nm.us)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A poll out this week shows that New Mexico voters by a significant margin support "Wild and Scenic" designations for the Gila and San Francisco rivers and their tributaries. Commissioned by the Southwest Green Chamber of Commerce, the poll shows 65% of voters in the four counti

Since taking office, President Donald Trump has proposed nearly 100 environmental rollbacks. (FullThrottle6969/Pixabay)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- In order to speed up construction of infrastructure and energy-development projects, the Trump administration has proposed controversial revisions to a landmark environmental law. And some fear the changes will have devastating consequences. The National Environmental Policy Act

Pecos, N.M., residents fear a new mining operation in the area could harm the environment and possibly contaminate the village water supply.  (nps.gov)

SANTA FE, N.M. -- A mining proposal near New Mexico's Pecos Wilderness is getting pushback from local residents, who have four weeks to submit comments to the U.S. Forest Service. The Stop Tererro Mine Coalition opposes plans by New World Cobalt, an Australian mining company, to explore for precious

Any of 536 different fracking chemicals used in New Mexico could be found in

SANTA FE, N.M. – What is known as "produced water" from oil and gas development in New Mexico will total more than 40 billion gallons this year, and many would like to see it treated and used in place of water from aquifers or surface water. Some residents fear that water from fracking could h

An effort to roll back New Mexico's Non-Navigable Water Rule is supported by 10 conservation groups and several national sporting goods companies. (blog.nwf.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico is on its way to abandoning or amending the Non-Navigable Water Rule adopted in 2017. The rule enabled private landowners with a stretch of public water passing through their property to apply for a "non-navigable" certificate. Enacted by the Department of Game

Water stress in New Mexico is on par with the United Arab Emirates, the 10th most water-stressed country in the world, according to the World Resources Institute. (worldresourcesinstitute.org)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Pressures on water availability are higher in New Mexico than any other state, according to the World Resources Institute. Nonetheless, a new study shows more than 95% of the state's oil and gas leases offered by the Trump administration are in water-stressed areas. The C

Since 1924, a federal wilderness designation has prohibited motorized vehicles, buildings, logging or mining in New Mexico's Gila Wilderness. (nmwildlife.org)

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Ninety-five years ago, the Gila area in southwest New Mexico received the first-ever wilderness designation. Now a coalition wants to make sure additional protections extend to the Gila River. A delegation of New Mexico residents is in Washington, D.C., today to ask the st

Latino Conservation Week, which began as a handful of events in six states, has grown to more than 150 events in as many as 25 states. (newmexico.org)

SANTA FE, N.M. — Latinos are the largest minority group in America, representing nearly 17% of the nation's population. But when it comes to taking part in outdoor recreation activities, a 2018 report by the Outdoor Industry Association found only 10% of Latinos participated. This is the 6th

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