New Mexico

Earth Notes: America Walks

Dec 5, 2018
Tamaya Wellness Center

Walking seems like such a simple activity. But it opens up the world, gives time to see the details, and fosters good health. And for a small pueblo in northern New Mexico it’s also a way to connect with their age-old culture. 


Federal wildlife officials have released a draft proposal outlining next year’s plans for Mexican gray wolf releases in the Southwest. It focuses on placing captive-born pups in wild dens to increase genetic diversity. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. 

Brian Millsap, NMSU

Hawks that choose the city life are thriving in some places.  In fact, in New Mexico Cooper’s haws are edging out their rural neighbors from the best nesting spots.

Navajo Technical University

More than $1 million is being awarded to Navajo Technical University to build a training center to help displaced workers from the energy sector develop new skills.

Jim Clark, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Some ecologists and activists argue the endangered Mexican gray wolf should be reintroduced further north in Arizona to increase the population. But a new study coauthored by the Arizona Game and Fish Department says expanding the range would harm recovery efforts. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports.