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New Mexico takes a victory in water dispute

Not so fast, Texas. The U.S. Supreme Court handed New Mexico a victory Monday morning in a Pecos River water dispute with Texas. The court’s opinion, delivered by Justice Brett Kavanaugh, says the court-appointed Pecos river master was correct in...

 By Theresa Davis    News    December 6, 2020

Mass bird die-off apparently result of weather events

The mass die-off of birds across New Mexico this fall appears to have resulted from a perfect storm of weather events, according to pathology results from a national wildlife laboratory. The U.S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Health Center in...


Drought decimating area cattle ranchers

When Charlie Overton's grandfather first arrived in De Baca County in the 1920s, he marveled at the fertile, tall grasslands that extended for hundreds of miles in each direction. Almost immediately,...

 By Theresa Davis    News    October 7, 2020

Attorneys square off on water evaporation

New Mexico and Texas attorneys painted differing pictures before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday as to why water was allowed to evaporate in Brantley Reservoir near Carlsbad instead of being delivered to Texas under the Pecos River Compact. The...


Hazardous waste cleanup slowed by underfunding

Cleaning up groundwater contamination is slow, complicated and expensive. And specific remediation at three military sites in New Mexico is also hindered by state budget constraints and limited staff, state Environment Department officials told...

 By Theresa Davis    News    February 9, 2020

EPCOR: 'No health concern' from chemicals in wells

Clovis' public water utility has decommissioned a "handful" of drinking water wells after finding levels of toxic "forever chemicals." The per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may have leaked into groundwater supplies from nearby Cannon Air For... Full story


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