APNewsBreak: Regional EPA official commends NM effort to establish cap-and-trade program

APNewsBreak: EPA official praises NM emission plan

NM governor feels the love from chimps as he pitches alternative in dispute over their future

Chimps’ future prompts debate over NM primate lab

NM environmental board takes issue with conflict allegations while considering emission rules

NM enviro panel rebuts conflict-of-interest claims

Ex-Los Alamos scientist, wife accused of conspiring to help Venezuela develop nuclear weapon

Couple charged in nuclear weapons secrets case

With hungry bears roaming the West, leaving food in easy-to-reach places is a boo-boo

Poor berry crop pushes hungry bears near humans

Cycle of wind, water keep Great Sand Dunes in place at base of Sangre de Cristo Mountains

Water, wind build Great Sand Dunes

MOSCA, Colo. — Driving up to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, the view seems almost silly: Across from shallow creeks at the base of the 14,000-foot Sangre de Cristo Mountains sit the largest sand piles in North America, kept in place by wind and water.

New Mexico ranching groups, 2 counties say changes in wolf program violate environmental law

NM ranchers sue over changes in wolf program

NM attorney testifies on need for greenhouse gas emissions plan; industry voices concerns

NM regulators hear greenhouse gas debate

SANTA FE, N.M. — A proposal aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions from New Mexico’s coal-fired power plants and parts of the oil and natural gas industry would not destroy the state’s economy as critics of the plan fear, an attorney told state regulators Monday at the start of a weeklong hearing.

Feds to consider listing Mexican gray wolf as endangered species apart from other wolves

Feds to review status of Mexican gray wolf

Groups seek investigation, ethics review after oil and gas industry hires former BLM official

President Barack Obama speaks briefly on Afghanistan
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Group claims feds are failing to protect Mexican spotted owl in Arizona, New Mexico

Group: Feds fail to protect Mexican spotted owl

Scientists look to tracers to evaluate methods of pumping greenhouse gases underground

Scientists develop tech to track carbon dioxide

NM Supreme Court clears way for regulators to hear enviro group’s greenhouse gas petition

NM high court: Emissions cap proposal may proceed

New Mexico Supreme Court to hear arguments Monday in greenhouse gas emissions case

NM high court to hear arguments in emissions case

New Mexico launches ecotourism initiative to promote adventure, cultural heritage

Ecotourism aims to broaden New Mexico’s appeal

Fish and Wildlife, conservationists agree agency will issue finding on wolves by July 31

Federal agency agrees to deadline on AZ, NM wolves

Albuquerque-based nuclear weapons lab to see changing of the guard with president’s retirement

Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama

Conservationists urge states to take actions to prevent spread of deadly bat disease

Group aims to stop spread of deadly bat disease

NASA engineers catapult new Orion crew capsule into New Mexico desert to test abort system

President Barack Obama speaks briefly on Afghanistan

NASA engineers catapault new Orion crew capsule into New Mexico desert to test abort system

NASA catapaults new Orion capsule into NM desert

BLM, conservationists reach settlement over San Juan Basin resource plan

BLM settles dispute over San Juan Basin plan

Environmental group sues Interior secretary over Wyoming coal leasing, citing climate change

Enviro group sues Interior over Wyo. coal leasing

NM to provide $1.6M in rebates for residents who buy energy-efficient appliances

NM offers rebates for energy-efficient appliances

National Park week sees free admission at NM’s Carlsbad Caverns

Carlsbad Caverns offers free admission for week

Investigation launched after New Mexico zoo giraffe is dismembered, placed in trash bin

New Mexico zoo investigates dismembered giraffe

Group wants Southwest land more than half the size of Calif. listed as critical jaguar habitat

Group: Set aside section of Southwest for jaguars

Cowgirl Museum’s new O’Keeffe exhibit shows how camping trips in West inspired her paintings

New O’Keeffe exhibit shows artist’s different side

Obama budget seeks more money for nuclear weapons research, security

US President Barack Obama

Ownership issue sets stage for carbon capture and storage in New Mexico

New Mexico bill first step toward carbon storage

Spanish company to build $1 billion solar energy plant in New Mexico

Spanish company plans New Mexico solar plant

Green manufacturer to bring jobs to NM, governor pushes for more economic development

New Mexico attracts green building manufacturer

Bureau of Land Management sets oil, gas lease sale in New Mexico for Wednesday

BLM sets lease sale in New Mexico for Wednesday

Lawsuit challenges group’s effort to get greenhouse gas emissions cap in New Mexico

Groups fight effort to regulate emissions in NM

NM Indian tribe that holds the sun sacred sees a brighter future in solar power

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Federal wildlife officials to designate critical habitat in New Mexico for endangered jaguar

Feds to set aside habitat for jaguar recovery

Court deadline looms for feds to make decision on jaguar recovery plan, critical habitat

Feds to make decision on jaguar recovery

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Federal officials are close to issuing a decision on whether to develop a recovery plan and set aside critical habitat for the elusive endangered jaguar.

US Sen. Bingaman of New Mexico says bill to reduce greenhouse gas emissions unlikely in 2010

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New solar arrays will help Xcel meet renewable energy standards

SunEdison, Xcel announce solar project

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — North America’s largest solar energy services provider and a Western utility are planning to install five photovoltaic solar facilities in southeastern New Mexico.

PRC: Renewable energy developers can make power purchase deals with New Mexico customers

NM PRC makes decision in renewable energy case

New Mexico’s greenhouse gas emissions are up despite governor’s efforts

Report: New Mexico’s greenhouse gas emissions up

BIA withdraws biological assessment for proposed Desert Rock power plant in NM

BIA withdraws assessment for Desert Rock

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Bureau of Indian Affairs has withdrawn its biological assessment for a proposed power plant in northwestern New Mexico, saying it has “significant concerns” about the impact of mercury and selenium on two endangered fish species in the San Juan River.

New Mexico environment officials, Marathon Oil settle Carlsbad-area air emissions violations

NM officials reach settlement over air emissions

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