New Mexico’s Public Education Department released proposed science standards that scrubs climate change and even the age of the Earth from our schools. This is the response of the Rio Grande Sierra Club.
In response to Secretary Zinke’s call to change management of our newest national monuments, the Rio Grande Chapter has organized rallies across the state.
Celebrate National Public Lands Day on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Saturday, September 30, by volunteering to work on popular multi-use trails that need a little TLC.
Rio Grande Chapter outings report – Wheeler Peak, 9/9/2017
Being in nature with a camera enriches the experience. You will find yourself looking for the bird making that noise, and once you take his picture, you’ll have a record to help find out just what bird it was, then you’ll want to know more about him.
From overextended activists to those on the first few rungs up the activist ladder, the Rio Grande Chapter seeks members interested in serving on the chapter board. The executive committee, which meets four times a year, usually at Sevilleta National
Some opportunities to help elect Tim Keller mayor of Albuquerque
Albuquerque has a city election coming up on October 3. It is critical that we elect a mayor and city councilors who support our environmental goals, from fighting global warming to protecting the bosque. As we know all too well, elections have consequences. We have endorsements for the mayor and two city council seats.
By John Buchser, Chapter Water chair An unplanned release of 3 million gallons of water from the Gold King Mine over its mine tailings in August 2015 caused a pulse of pollutants that turned the Animas River yellow. After mining in
Many Otero County residents breathed a sigh of relief in May when the U.S. Department of Energy withdrew its proposal to drill a 3-mile borehole in Otero Mesa to research the storage of radioactive waste.
The DOE had identified five potential sites for its test site, one in Otero County. The other possible locations were in Quay County, New Mexico, Pecos County, Texas, and two South Dakota counties.
The test would require drilling a 8.5-inch-diameter hole down 16,000 feet. If that were successful, they would attempt an 18-inch hole — also 3 miles deep. The object of drilling the larger borehole would be to determine if the hole is straight enough to accept nuclear waste canisters all the way down.