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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: Norm Gaume

50-Year Water Planning with Norm Gaume Earth Matters co-host and Gila Resources Information Project executive director Allyson Siwik talks to former Interstate Stream Commission director and Middle Rio Grande Water Assembly President Norm Gaume about New Mexico’s 50-year water planning effort. The State of New Mexico has been engaged in a rigorous water planning effort to evaluate the predicted impacts of climate change on water resources and plan for reductions […]

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Earth Matters: Climate Refugees

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Earth Matters: End-of-Year Show

Which unexpected issues arose in 2022 that the local conservation groups responded to? What good work was accomplished in 2022 on behalf of our land and water? Join Earth Matters co-hosts Allyson Siwik (Gila Resources Information Project) and Donna Stevens and Carol Ann Fugagli (Upper Gila Watershed Alliance) to hear updates on conservation work in 2022 and take a look ahead to 2023. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4  

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Earth Matters: Wildlife Corridors

Are you curious about how many large mammals are hit on New Mexico's highways? Where are the hotspots where vehicles collide with deer, elk, bear, and other animals? It turns out that the Hwy. 180 and 90 corridor just outside Silver City is the second-worst place in the entire state for wildlife/vehicle collisions. Join Donna Stevens of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance in a conversation with Jesse Deubel of the New Mexico […]

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Earth Matters: Tom Ribe

This week, host Donna Stevens is joined by Tom Ribe, author of Inferno by Committee: A History of the Cerro Grande (Los Alamos) Fire, America’s Worst Prescribed Fire Disaster, to talk about New Mexico's wildfires. Listen below: Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4:  

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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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