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New Mexico Science

Science, climate, weather and water from a New Mexico perspective

John Fleck, signing off

By John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer

With this morning’s column, I’m signing off for good here at the Albuquerque Journal. It’s been my great pleasure writing… more »

2014 Minnow Water Bill: $1.186 million

By John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer

An extra 24,172 acre feet of water flowed down through the Albuquerque reach of the Rio Grande this year than… more »

Allyson Siwik, executive director of the Gila Conservation Coalition, speaks at a rally as nearly 70 people line a northeast Albuquerque sidewalk Monday afternoon to oppose a proposal to divert water from the Gila River in southwest New Mexico

Demonstrators blast Gila River diversion plan

By John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer

Sign-wielding protesters gathered in front of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission’s Albuquerque office Monday to oppose a proposed Gila… more »

New Mexico drought

Chances of El Niño slipping

By John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer

With more than 60 percent of New Mexico remaining in drought, federal climate forecasters are backing off yet again on… more »

The Rio Grande bosque, south of Central in Albuquerque, by John Fleck, Nov 1, 2014

Bosque leaves putting on a show

By John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer

If you’re looking for something to do in Albuquerque Sunday, the bosque cottonwoods are putting on a wonderful fall color… more »

Odds favor wet winter

By John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer

For the serious weather nerds in the office, our friends at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque put together a… more »

PRISM October

Dry start to the water year

By John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer

Nearly a month into the “water year”, the fall-winter-spring season when we accumulate mountain snowpack here in the West, we’re… more »

UNM helping clean up Joshua Tree graffiti

By John Fleck / Journal Staff Writer

Ian James at the Desert Sun (Palm Springs) had a neat story this morning about work a University of New… more »