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Fri December 3, 2010
Earthship movement struggles in NM, may not keep pace with fight to reduce carbon emissions
By Colleen Keane and Jim Williams
Albuquerque, NM – Nearly forty years have elapsed since the first earthships started dotting the landscape of northern New Mexico. The mud homes made from recycled materials are praised by advocates as sustainable self-contained dwellings that generate their own power. At the same time, some critics continue to ridicule them as idealistic affronts to convenience. But the structures are still attracting interest. And as energy costs continue to rise and questions about the condition of the environment persist, they may be developing a new generation of followers.
KUNM's Colleen Keane reports.