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Science & Water

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries is proposing removing most of the humpback whale population from the endangered species list. (The Associated Press)

Humpbacks to lose protection?

By Caleb Jones / The Associated Press

HONOLULU – The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world’s humpback w …

Germ diversity found in Amazon tribe

By Lauran Neergaard / The Associated Press

U.S. population’s bacterial DNA about 40% less diverse

Fire rages through a canyon during 2011's Las Conchas Fire, which burned more than 156,000 acres. Forecasts calling for a wetter-than-normal spring and less wind than usual have New Mexico fire managers hoping for fewer forest fires this season. (Morgan Petroski/Albuquerque Journal)

Fire season heats up

By Ollie Reed Jr. / Journal Staff Writer

New Mexico’s forests may see fewer wildfires, but grasslands may see more

No fine for sewage spill

By Ollie Reed Jr. / Journal Staff Writer

The Environmental Protection Agency did not fine the local water utility for spilling 6 million gall …