environment http://kunm.org en Taos High Students Filter Antibiotics From Water http://kunm.org/post/taos-high-students-filter-antibiotics-water <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Taos High School students are pitching a water-cleaning project in a national science competition called <a href="http://www.ecybermission.com">eCYBERMISSION</a> this week in D.C. The prize? $25,000 and the chance to help the U.S. get antibiotics out of its water supply.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:28:27 +0000 Marisa Demarco 46704 at http://kunm.org Taos High Students Filter Antibiotics From Water Las Historias Escondidas de Sunland Park http://kunm.org/post/las-historias-escondidas-de-sunland-park <p>Mon. 9/17 7p: <strong>"The Hidden Histories of Sunland Park"</strong></p><p>In 2011 and 2012, the small New Mexico border community of Sunland Park made regional headlines and national news for its political scandals. Delving into the sensational, the media coverage largely glossed over long-running environmental troubles affecting the lives of the town’s residents on a daily basis.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>This Spanish-language radio documentary&nbsp; helps fill the gap by exploring crucial environmental issues that impact the nearly 15,000 residents of a mainly Spanish-speaking, low-income community bordering Texas and Mexico.</p><p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:08:14 +0000 Kent Patterson & Mercedes Mejía 18542 at http://kunm.org Las Historias Escondidas de Sunland Park Grand Canyon Disposable Water Bottle Bann Blocked http://kunm.org/post/grand-canyon-disposable-water-bottle-bann-blocked <p>Grand Canyon officials had all but banned disposable water bottles when the nation&rsquo;s parks director blocked the plan. Environmentalists are fired up after hearing reports that the decision was influenced by Coca-Cola. From the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, Laurel Morales reports.</p> Fri, 02 Dec 2011 17:37:47 +0000 4898 at http://kunm.org Grand Canyon Disposable Water Bottle Bann Blocked Beyond Sprawl: High Impact Work Environments http://kunm.org/post/beyond-sprawl-high-impact-work-environments <p>Like most sunbelt cities, the growth model in Las Vegas. Nevada was to expand out, creating sprawling suburbs and quiet gated communities.</p><p>In Part Three of the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a> series Beyond Sprawl, reporter Jude Joffe-Block takes us to a trendsetting local online shoe and clothing company.&nbsp; Zappos thinks an urban setting would be better fit for his employees and its industry in general.</p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:14:43 +0000 4790 at http://kunm.org Beyond Sprawl: High Impact Work Environments Dinosaur Discovery at Red Rock in Nevada http://kunm.org/post/dinosaur-discovery-red-rock-nevada <p>The Red Rock National Conservation Area outside of Las Vegas has stunning red colored sandstone and desert vistas that draw millions of visitors each year. It turns out 190 million years ago, the park had a very early visitor no one previously knew was in the area&mdash;a dinosaur. &nbsp;From the&nbsp;<a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras&nbsp;Changing America Desk</a>, Jude Joffe-Block reports.</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:43:49 +0000 4690 at http://kunm.org Dinosaur Discovery at Red Rock in Nevada Border Investments Clean Up California River http://kunm.org/post/border-investments-clean-california-river <p>California&#39;s New River was once the most polluted in the country. As Ruxandra Guidi reports from the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, government officials now say it&#39;s much cleaner because of greater investment in border environmental issues.</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 16:29:49 +0000 Ruxandra Guidi 4345 at http://kunm.org Border Investments Clean Up California River Smokestack To Be Demolished http://kunm.org/post/smokestack-be-demolished <p>A report out this week by NPR and the Center for Public Integrity highlights severe environmental violations by a copper smelting plant in Hayden Arizona. The smelter in question belongs to the American Smelting and Refining Company, or ASARCO, which operates four plants in the southwest. ASARCO once operated a similar smelter in El Paso, Texas. When the company was shut down, they left behind a legacy of pollution.</p><p> Fri, 18 Nov 2011 23:45:03 +0000 4258 at http://kunm.org Smokestack To Be Demolished Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Air Pollution http://kunm.org/post/environmental-groups-sue-feds-over-air-pollution <p>Some environmental groups sued the federal government this week to go further in reducing air pollution -namely carbon monoxide - in eight western states including New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado. &nbsp;From Flagstaff and the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk </a>Laurel Morales reports.</p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 16:13:50 +0000 3511 at http://kunm.org Environmental Groups Sue Feds Over Air Pollution New Urban Wildlife Refuge in Albuquerque’s South Valley http://kunm.org/post/new-urban-wildlife-refuge-albuquerque%E2%80%99s-south-valley <p>One of the largest tracts of undeveloped land in Albuquerque’s South Valley is set to become a National Wildlife Refuge, one of few to be located in an urban area.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2011 17:55:03 +0000 Elaine Baumgartel 2486 at http://kunm.org New Urban Wildlife Refuge in Albuquerque’s South Valley Navajo Coal Plant to Be Demolished http://kunm.org/post/navajo-coal-plant-be-demolished <p>Next month the last of the world&rsquo;s largest coal-slurry plants will literally implode. The Mohave Generating Station in Laughin Nevada closed in 2005 after a series of conflicts with environmentalists and the Navajo Nation over pollution and water use.</p><p> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 15:40:44 +0000 2293 at http://kunm.org Navajo Coal Plant to Be Demolished Drought in the SW Expected to Continue http://kunm.org/post/drought-sw-expected-continue <p><span class="article-content"><span>Record high temperatures, severe dust storms and catastrophic wildfires have plagued much of the southwest this year. And as Laurel Morales reports for the <a href="http://fronterasdesk.org">Fronteras Changing America Desk</a>, climatologists predict there won&#39;t be much relief any time soon.</span></span></p><p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:22:34 +0000 2202 at http://kunm.org Drought in the SW Expected to Continue EPA To Clean Up Uranium Mine on Navajo Nation http://kunm.org/post/epa-clean-uranium-mine-navajo-nation-0 <p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week plans to clean up the largest and highest priority uranium mine on the Navajo Nation.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 18:07:00 +0000 2045 at http://kunm.org EPA To Clean Up Uranium Mine on Navajo Nation Biz Report: Film Industry Numbers Down, Rio Grande Levees in Bad Shape http://kunm.org/post/biz-report-film-industry-numbers-down-rio-grande-levees-bad-shape <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d335f04ee56-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d335f04ee56-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d335f04ee56-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kunm/local-kunm-986613.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p> Every Friday, we catch up on business news from around the state. KUNM's Elaine Baumgartel spoke with Megan Kamerick, Senior Reporter with the Nex Mexico Business Weekly.</p> Sat, 17 Sep 2011 00:50:40 +0000 Elaine Baumgartel 2023 at http://kunm.org Biz Report: Film Industry Numbers Down, Rio Grande Levees in Bad Shape