drought http://kunm.org en How About That Storm Thursday Night? http://kunm.org/post/how-about-storm-thursday-night <p>I have always associated the word "monsoon" with <a href="http://www.criterion.com/films/2364-monsoon-wedding" target="target_blank">India</a>. Conversely, words like "arid" and "parched" I associate with the Southwestern United States, not just as descriptions, but as central facts about the regions.</p><p>These associations are incorrect.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:53:15 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 32741 at http://kunm.org How About That Storm Thursday Night? Navajo Nation Declares Drought Emergency http://kunm.org/post/navajo-nation-declares-drought-emergency <p></p><p>Navajo President Ben Shelley has <a href="http://nnwo.org/content/navajo-president-shelly-declares-emergency-due-drought-conditions" target="_blank">declared</a> a state of emergency for drought conditions on the Navajo Nation. Officials are concerned ongoing drought may be creating unsafe conditions for people who need drinkable water.</p> Tue, 02 Jul 2013 23:45:39 +0000 Tristan Ahtone 31616 at http://kunm.org Navajo Nation Declares Drought Emergency Can We solve New Mexico’s Water Shortages? How Did We Get Here? http://kunm.org/post/can-we-solve-new-mexico-s-water-shortages-how-did-we-get-here <div>Fri. 7/5 8a: &nbsp;Our water supply is shrinking, we are in the midst of a seemingly endless drought and our groundwater buffer is gone. In the shadow of global climate change and under constant pressure from population growth, agriculture and a struggling Rio Grande ecosystem, something has to change.</div><div>Dr. Fred M. Phillips directs the hydrology program in the department of earth and environmental sciences at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. Dr. Philips joins host Stephen Spitz to to explain how this happened, and explore our limited policy choices.</div> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:52:58 +0000 Stephen Spitz 30636 at http://kunm.org Drought Expected To Continue To August http://kunm.org/post/drought-expected-continue-august <p>A dry winter, strong winds, and above average temperatures have caused the U.S. Department of Agriculture to declared much of the state to be in a drought emergency.<br>Jeff Witte with the New Mexico Department of Agriculture says that farmers with the ability to pump groundwater will be able to plant some crops this year. However, Witte says he's optimistic that farmers and ranchers in New Mexico will be able to continue providing viable crops to the state Wed, 03 Apr 2013 23:23:17 +0000 Maria Abrosimova 27291 at http://kunm.org Report says climate change will slam state economy http://kunm.org/post/report-says-climate-change-will-slam-state-economy <p>Climate change is a threat to New Mexico&rsquo;s natural environment and a new study argues that makes it a serious economic threat as well.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 19:58:46 +0000 Megan Kamerick 16143 at http://kunm.org Report says climate change will slam state economy Cibola County added to list of drought disaster areas http://kunm.org/post/cibola-county-added-list-drought-disaster-areas <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;The U.S. Department of Agriculture has added a New Mexico county to its list of primary natural disaster areas due to drought and excessive heat.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 13px;">Cibola County joins 39 counties in eight states in the latest designation Wednesday.</span></p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 14:33:43 +0000 Laura Paskus & The Associated Press 15803 at http://kunm.org Cibola County added to list of drought disaster areas Saving fish from a drying river http://kunm.org/post/saving-fish-drying-river <p>The monsoon rains arrived this month, but it&rsquo;s still hot and dry in New Mexico.</p><p>The ongoing drought is placing stress on the state&rsquo;s rivers and streams, including the Rio Grande. And while cities and farmers still receive their shares of water, each summer, one user gets left out&mdash;the Rio Grande itself. Like it has every summer for the past decade, the Rio Grande downstream of Albuquerque is drying.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:48:59 +0000 Laura Paskus 15773 at http://kunm.org Saving fish from a drying river