Summer Gardening tips

By Jessie Emerson, Zero Waste Committee

Zero waste means no toxic waste in the environment. Summertime, gardening, veggies and flowers mean pest control. Before you reach for a commercial product, read these tips:

1. Rabbits in the garden? Plant some food outside the garden for the bunnies. Wormwood in a border will repel animals and, after establishing, tolerate drought.

2. A dusting of powdered aloe helps keep away insects.

Southwest Chief Gets Lifelines

By Norma McCallan, Chapter vice chair

You may remember that the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, which owns much of the tracks in New Mexico that the Southwest Chief travels daily between Los Angeles and Chicago, announced it would not renew its contract with Amtrak, due Dec. 31, to maintain the tracks since there is now little freight traffic along this section.

Bernalillo County OKs Santolina Master Plan

By Chantel Chavez and Antonio Maestas, Southwest Organizing Project

The residents of Bernalillo County are wrestling with questions about the well-being of New Mexico after the Bernalillo County Commission approved the Santolina devleopment master plan on June 16.
In this time of drought, residents are worried about how the lack of water will affect their everyday quality of life. Even before the proposed megadevelopment, the drought made many question the longevity of our agricultural livelihoods, as well as the health impacts on our residents.

Be an Albuquerque Bosque Sentinel

Albuquerque is one of only two urban places in the country that protects its riparian zone as a natural place rather than a developed urban park.

Bosque blow-up

By Richard Barish, Bosque Issues Chair

Kinder cancels CO2 pipeline through New Mexico

By Teresa Seamster, Northern N.M. Group/Resistiendo member
A huge sigh of relief was heard from residents from Quemado to Mountainair on the evening of Jan. 21 after Kinder Morgan announced the cancellation of its plans to build the massive Lobos CO2 pipeline through central New Mexico.

Heinrich Makes Speech In Opposition To Keystone Pipeline

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, delivered a speech on the Senate floor in opposition to legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Watch his speech here.

NM at Center of Obama's Climate-Change Proposal

oil driller with off-gas

New Mexico may be among the states most impacted by President Barack Obama's effort to regulate and reduce methane gas emissions.

Tour of the Albuquerque Aquarium with Bosquitos!

Vickie Regina of the Bosque Action Team and Sierra Club will take the Bosquitos on a tour of the Albuquerque Aquarium on March 22 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

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