We have a vision for the Southwest that involves solar panels and windmills -- a future of clean-energy generation and green jobs, not the smokestacks, pollution, and health problems that accompany a coal-fired power plant. However, that vision got a
About nine months ago we reported on a portable nuclear power generator made by Hyperion Power Generation which we dubbed a "nuclear hot tub" because of it's size. We weren't overly keen on the idea and comments
Governor Richardson has stated that New Mexico will appeal USEPAs issuance, this week, of an air permit needed to begin construction of a massive coal-fired plant. New Mexico officials said Thursday they will appeal an air-quality permit the U.S.
Design is evolving, but according to "Garbage Warrior" (2008), a timely documentary on unconventional architect Michael Reynolds and his so-called "earthships", it's not evolving fast enough. Partly, it's because the "powers that be" are
In a creative twist that’s caught my attention, groups like the Sierra Club are lobbying for a sin tax to be levied on all new televisions and video games sold in New Mexico to encourage kids to get up off their duff and head outside to play.
Where can you learn what to do with "underappreciated produce"? And where can you get fish once reserved only for royalty? Find out in this month's issue of green*light which takes readers on a tour of the top 10 farmers markets in the USA. If you
The 11 other states that have clutched California's tough emissions standards against their legislative bosoms: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey (whoo hoo!), New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
In a textbook case of NIMBYism, the fashion icon Tom Ford has launched a private campaign to prevent oil exploration near his New Mexico ranch. When Tecton Energy announced plans to drill exploratory wells near Ford's Gallisteo property, the
In association with its 15th annual environmental conference next spring, the National Tribal Environmental Council (NTEC), a non-profit based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will launch its new own Global Green Indigenous Film Festival from April 18-20,
New Mexico, the state already known for its green chile is now getting kudos for its green filmmaking. The new Green Filmmaking Program was developed this year to encourage film crews to help reduce the environmental footprint of the
Foster+Partners have won the competition to build the world's first private spaceport in New Mexico. Tourists and passengers will drive into the middle of the desert, where Richard Branson and others will literally burn rubber, mixed with nitrous
Biodiesel homebrewers, hyper-recyclers and solar gadgeteers: take note! "Trippin' the Green Fantastic" is a new (not yet broadcasting) show on The Science Channel that is seeking out and spotlighting grassroots green inventors -- everyday folks who
This low-energy input "desalinization" system design is quite clever. "A prototype built on the NMSU campus in Las Cruces [New Mexico] can produce enough pure water continuously to supply a four-person household, said Nirmala Khandan, an environmental
Okay, so forgoing hardwood or carpet in favor of dirt and mud may seem like going to extremes in the name of treehugging. But who can resist flooring that is this attractive, comfortable to walk on, heat-absorbing, and earth-friendly? The Times has a