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New Mexico

June 10, 2021, 11am PDT
The plaintiffs in one of the nation's first court cases over employer-required COVID vaccinations are among the heroes of the pandemic—nurses fighting to remain unvaccinated. Houston Methodist Hospital suspended unvaccinated employees on June 6.
JD Supra
May 26, 2021, 9am PDT
The latest Bureau of Reclamation report on water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead trigger new drought contingencies in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
Upper Colorado River Commission
April 21, 2021, 8am PDT
The megadrought continues, with contingency plans differing by location.
CNN
March 23, 2021, 9am PDT
Explicitly racist and exclusionary language remains embedded in many communities' restrictive covenants. State legislators and local leaders want to change that.
High Country News
January 21, 2021, 11am PST
Signs of worsening drought conditions in the American West are triggering early actions for states that depend on water from the Colorado River.
KUNC
January 15, 2021, 8am PST
Remote workers are flocking to small, amenity-rich towns in the West, changing their social and economic landscape.
High Country News
December 21, 2020, 12pm PST
As COVID infections and hospitalizations mount in California, ICU availability dropped to zero in Southern and Central California. Demand for hospital care is also outstripping supply in New Mexico.
The Washington Post
December 21, 2020, 10am PST
President-elect Biden made two historic cabinet selections: Michael Regan, who heads the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, to run the U.S. EPA, and Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico, to head the Interior Department.
The Washington Post
December 3, 2020, 12pm PST
Coronavirus infections, while at record-high levels, have decreased during the past week, unlike hospitalizations, which are still surging. Public health experts expect it to get a lot worse due to the Thanksgiving holiday travel.
Bloomberg News
November 6, 2020, 8am PST
State and local voters picked a side on Tuesday: clean, renewable energy.
Smart Cities Dive
June 3, 2020, 7am PDT
On May 24, the Navajo Nation had 4,658 reported cases and 165 deaths in a population of 173,000—more even than New York City—while local organizers scrambled to find the water to cover the need during the pandemic.
Outside
December 26, 2019, 1pm PST
Light rail, bus rapid transit, subway cell service, and more.
WAMU
December 1, 2019, 9am PST
A long-awaited bus rapid transit system has opened to the public this weekend, a cause for celebration in Albuquerque,.
Albuquerque Journal
October 4, 2019, 12pm PDT
The city says water conservation programs and customer cutbacks have resulted in a drop in water usage.
Albuquerque Journal
April 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan will head to President Trump's desk for an expected signature before heading back to seven states for final ratification.
Cronkite News
April 4, 2019, 11am PDT
Las Vegas has almost maximized its growth potential given projects for its future water supply—something has to give.
Las Vegas Review-Journal
March 19, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Energy Transition Act passed the New Mexico state House on March 12 and heads to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the state's new Democratic governor who supports clean energy, but losing a coal plant early causes far-reaching economic impacts.
Santa Fe New Mexican
March 15, 2019, 11am PDT
Urban water suppliers have had to learn quickly that fire ecology is a major concern in maintaining a secure water supply system.
Yale Environment 360
February 7, 2019, 5am PST
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has followed the path laid by New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker in joining the U.S. Climate Alliance. All three are new Democratic governors replacing Republican predecessors.
InsideClimate News
January 30, 2019, 8am PST
With an "unprecedented" amount of money coming in from booming oil production, New Mexico legislators are considering how to spend the extra money.
Albuquerque Journal