May 8, 2014

Report: NM to be hotter, drier“ – Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico’s current drought, with dwindling water supplies and increasing wildfire risk, is a taste of our future under climate change, according to a sweeping new federal report released Tuesday.  While climate’s natural ups and downs are playing a major role in our current drought, rising greenhouse gases increase the odds of conditions like New Mexico is now experiencing, according to the 2014 National Climate Assessment. – 5/7/2014


Report: Uranium Cleanup in Navajo Nation Meets Most Objectives“ – Arizona Public Media

According to the new U.S. Government Accountability Officereport, Uranium Contamination: Overall Scope, Time Frame, and Cost Information Is Needed for Contamination Cleanup on the Navajo Reservation, GAO-14-323, federal agencies working to address uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation met most of the objectives outlined in a five-year plan.  But the GAO report showed the agencies fell short in two out of the eight objectives.  The GAO said the work schedules for the Northeast Church Rock mine near Gallup, New Mexico and the Tuba City Dump were optimistic and ambitious. – 5/6/2014