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The State of Recycling in New Mexico

Recycling rates in New Mexico reveal one of the most wasteful states in the nation. At 19 percent, the statewide rate falls almost 16 points below the national average 34.7 percent, based on the most recent available data. In other words, 81 percent of the waste in New Mexico goes to landfills, incinerators, or spills into the environment. Even the highest local rate, boasted by Lea County at 24 percent, falls well below national average.

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Mayors for solar showcases how cities plan to reach renewable goals

Twenty-eight mayors and city staff logged on to discuss how their cities can harness more of the sun's power...

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Congress passes long overdue measures to protect our drinking water from lead, sewage

Victories for clean water are rare in Washington, D.C., these days, so this is one to savor.

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At a packed public hearing, Americans stand up for the world's largest temperate rainforest

A group of concerned Americans packed a hearing room in Washington, D.C., to speak up for Alaska's Tongass National Forest.

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To save the Land and Water Conservation Fund, Zinke urged to 'get with the program'

America's top public lands official supported the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) before. It's time for him to save it now.

 

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