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Climate change is here and New Mexico is feeling its effects. What can we do to draw down our climate-changing carbon emissions, protect and restore our land and water, and adapt to harsher, more challenging conditions?

Now in its tenth year, the Gila Resources Information Project and the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance are relaunching Earth Matters, a bi-weekly program that will help you understand how New Mexicans are rising to the climate challenge and how you can too.

Each hour-long episode will bring to you conversations with people working on the ground to address climate change in the Southwest and provide you with information on how you can make a difference and help bring collective action to this global crisis.

Allyson Siwik and Donna Stevens are your hosts for Earth Matters, airing every Tuesday and Sunday at 10 am on Gila/Mimbres Community Radio.

Follow us on Facebook at @GilaEarthMatters.

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Earth Matters: 18th Annual Gila River Festival

18th Annual Gila River Festival Highlights The 18th Annual Gila River Festival - One Water, Many Currents - will be held Sept. 22 - 25 in Silver City, the Gila National Forest and along the Gila River. The festival will explore the many ways in which water connects us and is the common thread weaving together the Gila River watershed's human and ecological communities of the past, present and into […]

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Earth Matters: Gila Native Plant Society

Join Donna Stevens of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance and Don Graves of the Gila Native Plant Society for a discussion about the importance and decline of pollinators such as bees, moths, wasps, beetles, flies, bats, and birds. Unfortunately, it’s not just pollinators that are in trouble. Pollinators’ host plants, which play a huge role in pollinators’ life cycles, are in decline, so we discuss that, too. Learn how you […]

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Earth Matters: Modernizing Federal Mining Law

Earth Matters co-host and Upper Gila Watershed Alliance director Donna Stevens interviews GRIP Executive Director and Earth Matters co-host Allyson Siwik about efforts to modernize federal mining law, how we balance the need for critical minerals for the renewable energy transition with environmental protection and social justice, and the new Emma expansion project at the Tyrone Mine. This year marks the 150th anniversary of the 1872 Mining Law – a […]

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Earth Matters: Western Watersheds Project

Want to know more about public lands livestock grazing and its impacts? Join Donna Stevens of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance in a discussion with Cyndi Tuell, an attorney with Western Watersheds Project Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4   Links: Western Watersheds Project Arizona Grazing Clearinghouse Healthy Public Lands Project

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Earth Matters: Community Solar

Gila Resources Information Project Executive Director and Earth Matters co-host Allyson Siwik talks to Christian Casillas and Ona Porter about New Mexico’s new Community Solar program that could jumpstart broad adoption of renewable energy in the state. The Public Regulation Commission recently approved rules to implement the 2021 legislation to guide development of 200 megawatts of solar power over the first three years of the program. A key component of New […]

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Earth Matters: Jamie Thomson and Biochar

Are you curious about bio-char and its potential for lowering carbon dioxide emissions while simultaneously enriching our soils? Join Donna Stevens of the Upper Gila Watershed as she talks with bio-char enthusiast Jamie Thomson about the technology for heating water and living spaces, the science behind bio-char, local projects, and more. Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4:

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Earth Matters: Camilla Feibelman

Earth Matters host and GRIP Executive Director Allyson Siwik talks to Camilla Feibelman, executive director of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club about development of a hydrogen power industry in New Mexico. During this year's legislative session, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham backed the Hydrogen Hub Act to incentivize a hydrogen power industry in the state and put New Mexico in the running to access some of the $8 […]

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Earth Matters: Silver City Carboneers

Join Donna Stevens of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance for this edition of Earth Matters, where she talks with UGWA Education Director Carol Ann Fugagli and Mike Fugagli, the Eco-monitoring Youth Conservation Corps supervisor at Aldo Leopold Charter School. We're talking about the Silver City Carboneers, an innovative project that will work with Civilian Climate Corps contractors to accomplish several goals at once. Using new technology such as Johnson-Su composters and biochar […]

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Earth Matters: Year End Review

Join co-host’s Donna Stevens, Executive Director of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance and Allyson Siwik, executive director of Gila Resources Information Project (GRIP). This week, it’s Earth Matters traditional year end review, where we look back on 2021 and look ahead to 2022. What a year it has been! Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4:

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