City of Albuquerque Being Sued for Trap-Neuter-Release Program

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From the American Bird Conservancy : The mayor of Albuquerque and the director of the city’s animal welfare department have been named in a lawsuit alleging that the officials have committed animal cruelty by allowing certain illegal and improper animal management practices to occur related to abandonment of stray cats. Blair Dunn on behalf of Marcy Britton, a resident of Albuquerque.

Little Big Year – Week 35: Route 66, Tucumcari and The Albuquerque area

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Our next stop was another mutually agreed upon stop, Albuquerque New Mexico. Jeanne has long desired top photograph the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Fiestas ( You can see her photos here )and I wanted to visit the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. The post Little Big Year – Week 35: Route 66, Tucumcari and The Albuquerque area appeared first on 10,000 Birds.


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Prepare to be Delighted: The Albuquerque Balloon Festival 2013.

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Inspiring (Wow) albuquerque balloon festival flight hot air balloons New Mexico timelapse There''s nothing better than a truckload of people (in this case, upwards of 800,000!), getting together for an entire week, to celebrate and participate in something that brings them nothing but pleasure.

I Took a Bath in the Forest and Liked It 

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Having been practicing Zen at the Albuquerque Zen Center and at home for six months, I crossed another threshold on this path recently when my friend and Zen mentor David D’Agostino invited me and others to go “Forest Bathing” at Roosevelt Park.

Attorney: Facebook power deal could be “sea change” for renewables

Green (Living) Review

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The green energy tariff regulators approved for the $250 million Facebook data center being built in Los Lunas could trigger a “sea change” for renewable energy in the state, according to public utilities attorney Bruce Throne. Throne made the comments Wednesday evening at an event hosted by the Santa Fe Solar Energy Association and the Santa Fe Sustainable Everything Advocates.

Top 10 American Cities with Fastest Green Job Growth


Albuquerque, New Mexico with a green job growth rate of 7.8% While the economy might still be in a slump, green job opportunities are popping up all over the nation. According to the “Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment&# report published by Brookings, creating solutions to environmental problems can actually create revenue and jobs, instead of dragging down budgets.

Little Big Year – Week 34: We visit Colorado and Texas

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We also are taking a couple of days to photograph the Albuquerque Balloon Festival. With Wyoming and South Dakota in our rear view mirror, we look toward Colorado, and a hot spot I have been anxious to visit. Trinidad Colorado is located just a few miles north of the Colorado – New Mexico border, and home to the Trinidad Reservoir. This area also is where I hope to fill in a few target birds, like the newly spilt Woodhouse’s Scrub Jay, Pinyon Jays and Prairie Falcons.

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Vote for my haiku!

Environmental Economics

Uncertainty rules While the economy suffers Politics rejoices -Pedro Albuquerque. But only if you think it is worthy and/or if you don't understand all of that macro. Free Exchange :  THE KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION conducts a quarterly survey of economics bloggers (you can see the third quarter results  here ). It

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Ecotourism in New Mexico-Where Culture and Nature Converge

Wend Magazine

From Albuquerque, highway 25 sprawls northeast to Santa Fe and Taos, alongside vast mountain ranges, beside pastel-red adobe homes and flashing casino lights, past cholla cacti and ranching supply stores and tribal reservations. The Rio Grande River Gorge cuts through the landscape, quietly winding south under a brilliant blue sky.

Sandia sensors to make climate study more advanced and reliable


As off now this prototype rests on a mirror and reflects the Albuquerque weather. Pratima Kalra: Climate models have always given us a variety of conclusions because fact gathering procedures have been uncertain and unreliable. All this happens with unpredictable variations like wind direction, season and gas content. Also the gas samples collected may evaporate even before analysis takes place.

NCLR Releases Study about 'Bright Future' for Latinos in the Green.

Sierra Club Compass

  The five "bright green" metro areas described in this report are: Knoxville, Tennessee; McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas; Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California. Compass. « Clean Energy Continues to Break Records, Lead the Way | Main. Obamas Legacy, the Climate Rally, and What It Means for Coal » NCLR Releases Study about Bright Future for Latinos in the Green Jobs Sector.

Music, Snow Days and a Kind of Time Travel: 10 Songs for Your Winter (Outdoor) Playlist

Conservancy Talk

While living in Albuquerque, I avoided riding the touristy tramway to the top of Sandia Peak. Urgent Message: Flight Canceled. That text drove me to a flurry of phone calls and internet searches, then eventually to a rescheduled flight on another airline. But in the end, the weather won. So instead of winging my way to the Midwest, thanks to central Virginia’s first major winter storm this year, I’m shuffling through snow on a trail run with the dogs.

Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition Adds 6 New Members

Green Life Smart Life

is headquartered in Albuquerque, NM. The Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition ( DRSG ) announced that six companies have joined the trade association and will contribute to its efforts aimed at developing markets for smart grid technologies and smart grid practices like demand response. The new DRSG members are LG Electronics USA, Electrolux, Control4, HomeGrid Forum, Midas Medici Group Holdings, Inc and CABA.

Heroines for the Planet: Holistic Nutritionist to the Stars Kimberly Snyder

Eco Chic

Now I’m in Albuquerque, New Mexico on another film, and I practice yoga every evening looking out over the Sandia Mountains. Kimberly Snyder is a holistic nutritionist for many of the entertainment industry’s top celebrities and has worked with clients on some of Hollywood’s biggest film sets. But what’s more impressive than her roster of celeb fans is her holistic approach to nutrition and her appreciation and connectedness to the earth and the people she meets.

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Urban outreach strategies for protected area agencies

The Green Changemakers

[Home page of this section — Includes information on related publications and activities] THIS IS THE WEB VERSION OF A 168-PAGE PRINTED BOOK See below for the table of contents, links to individual articles in HTML, and a link to the PDF version. Click here to order the print version.

Recycling in art and architecture

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Ross Ward was one who saw Bottle Village in the 60's and then went on to create Tinkertown near Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Bottle Wall Introducing the Bottle Wall, a peculiar form of stained glass. You won't see any mention of bottle walls or bottle houses in the stately and academic tomes of stained glass history. But stained glass it is, and it deserves recognition. anonymous bottle wall - posted on Flickr be prepared for lots of pictures.

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Sustaining the web of life

The Green Changemakers

Savory’s Center for Holistic Management in Albuquerque, New Mexico, conducts seminars, publishes materials and has a web site, Sustaining the Web of Life Biomimicry Biomimicry is the process of using natural biosystems as mentors, models and measures for human inventions. Janine M.

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City Trees: Photographers Explore the Urban Forest

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Photo: Sharon Sperry Bloom , "Ghost Tree," Albuquerque, New Mexico When strategically planted for shade and windbreaks, trees can help reduce home cooling and heating costs.

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If you missed the Women’s March, just watch this to get all the goodness in your heart.

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Albuquerque 10,000. It’s the happiest empathy-fullest protest in histoooooorrrrryyyyy! This was the most powerful event that I’ve ever been part of. Marching alongside my hero mom, on my birthday, was an incredible way to celebrate the human spirit! Duzer! million strong, Women’s Marches crush expectations ( ). Totals still coming in: Washington DC: Numbers were estimated at around 500K—which would make this the biggest inaugural protest of all time.

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