Drought has New Mexicans scrambling for solutions

Apr 26, 2013 Full story: Carlsbad Current-Argus 76

In southern New Mexico, the mighty Rio Grande has gone dry - reduced to a sandy wash winding from this chile farming community to the nation's leading pecan-producing county.

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#68 Jun 8, 2013
IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
<quoted text> What a simple minded, single cell response you have made.'Environmentalist' engage and have been proactive in bringing awareness in sustaining our environment. Systematic destruction of our fragile desert by the ignorant and stupid.
Ummmm, where are we now, compared to twenty, thirty, ten years ago?"? p.s. that should be "celled", environmentalists and your last sentence isn't actually not a sentence.

“Fear is the Mind-Killer”

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#69 Jun 8, 2013
IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
<quoted text> What a simple minded, single cell response you have made.'Environmentalist' engage and have been proactive in bringing awareness in sustaining our environment. Systematic destruction of our fragile desert by the ignorant and stupid.
No they haven't. They've made things worse. There is no greater threat to the environment than the environmentalists.

They ARE the ignorant and stupid, my friend. Humans are a highly evolved species that has been naturally managing the environment for many thousands of years.

Not until the rise of Leftist super states and empire did the environment become threatened by governments demanding more resources than they had a right to, stealing them from the people with one collective system after another. And from the Left came the legions of ignorant environmentalists as puppets of the super states to justify more stealing of the land.

You are the enemy of earth, and the people. One day, we will wake up, and Mother Nature will retake it all from the likes of you.

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

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#71 Jun 9, 2013
Well, you have to admit that controlled burns have been disastrous. Nature burns in areas it needs to, where there are more lightning strikes...just like areas prone to spawning tornadoes.

Certain types of evergreens actually need a raging fire to reproduce...many produce serotinous cones which do not open at maturity as they are sealed shut by a resinous bond between the cone scales. These cones remain on the tree for years and require temps between 113 and 140 degrees F to melt the resin and release the seed. In nature, only forest fires generate temps of that magnitude within the tree's crown (e.g., Lodgepole Pine, Bristlecone, Sequoia etc.). Took quite a while for them to realize that fire suppression could also damage the natural ecosystem and change it. Controlled burns can do the same.

Wildflowers. Seeds you may plant may not germinate where you decided to place them. They germinate and find their own best environment in the wind and by catching rides or being ingested and shat into the environment.
Right

Albuquerque, NM

#72 Jun 9, 2013
Jack Welch wrote:
<quoted text>
sounds like your another Darwin award candidate!
up there with you misfit.
IM NEVER WRONG

Oklahoma City, OK

#73 Jun 9, 2013
Yankee Yahoo wrote:
<quoted text>
No they haven't. They've made things worse. There is no greater threat to the environment than the environmentalists. you.
Total disregard with our environment and the wastefulness of our limited resources have and will only escalate. If one is stupid enough to build a multimillion dollar hone in the forest I won't shed many tears if it happens to be in the line of fire from a lightning strike. in fact, insurance companies should pull the fire coverage.
What

Santa Fe, NM

#74 Jun 9, 2013
Yankee Yahoo wrote:
I blame the environmentalists .
an idiotic liar.

“Fear is the Mind-Killer”

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#75 Jun 9, 2013
Willothewisp wrote:
Well, you have to admit that controlled burns have been disastrous. Nature burns in areas it needs to, where there are more lightning strikes...just like areas prone to spawning tornadoes.
Certain types of evergreens actually need a raging fire to reproduce...many produce serotinous cones which do not open at maturity as they are sealed shut by a resinous bond between the cone scales. These cones remain on the tree for years and require temps between 113 and 140 degrees F to melt the resin and release the seed. In nature, only forest fires generate temps of that magnitude within the tree's crown (e.g., Lodgepole Pine, Bristlecone, Sequoia etc.). Took quite a while for them to realize that fire suppression could also damage the natural ecosystem and change it. Controlled burns can do the same.
Wildflowers. Seeds you may plant may not germinate where you decided to place them. They germinate and find their own best environment in the wind and by catching rides or being ingested and shat into the environment.
Bingo!

“Fear is the Mind-Killer”

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#76 Jun 9, 2013
IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
<quoted text> Total disregard with our environment and the wastefulness of our limited resources have and will only escalate. If one is stupid enough to build a multimillion dollar hone in the forest I won't shed many tears if it happens to be in the line of fire from a lightning strike. in fact, insurance companies should pull the fire coverage.
It will escalate as the government and their sheeple like you continue to mismanage only what nature can manage.

Thanks for confirming your bigotry.

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#77 Jun 9, 2013
Yankee Yahoo wrote:
I blame the environmentalists with their BS regulations. Can't clean out the Sandias from deadwood, because that would be logging. Can't cut down non-native trees and thin out the forest. Can't clear out the forest between homes and forests, that would look ugly. Can't let the forests burn naturally, got to put them out.
Instead of letting nature takes its course, we've let idiots ruin nature.
Sounds like you need to clean out the deadwood between your ears. The area where the Tres Lagunas Fire is burning has been logged commercially, and our family got a permit some years ago to harvest trees to make vigas. We live in a heavily forested area that is high-risk for wildfire. The government environmentalists encouraged us to clear out trees away from our house and barn, which we did.

Fire policies had been driven heavily in the past by people who built homes in the forest and who demanded that the government stamp out every fire at the first sign of smoke. Then, the people in Ruidoso blamed the environmentalists for allowing the Little Bear Fire to burn before launching full scale suppression. Know what, Bubba, you right-wing fanatics can't have it both ways.

There are risks to living up in the forest, it's not safe up here. And if you can't accept the risk, then you should stay in the city.
IM NEVER WRONG

Oklahoma City, OK

#78 Jun 9, 2013
Yankee Yahoo wrote:
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. Humans are a highly evolved species that has been naturally managing the environment for many thousands of years..
. So much so that humans are more than 80% responsible for starting forest fires caused by arson, fireworks, smoking, unattended campfires, controlled and uncontrolled burns. Look at the statistics.

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Since: Nov 08

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#79 Jun 9, 2013
http://www.chicagonow.com/waterdog-journal/20...

God and Lawn Care. Lighten up.
IM NEVER WRONG

Oklahoma City, OK

#80 Jun 9, 2013
Willothewisp wrote:
http://www.chicagonow.com/wate rdog-journal/2011/06/god-and-l awn-care/
God and Lawn Care. Lighten up.
Priceless, Thanks for sharing.

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#81 Jun 9, 2013
IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
<quoted text>. So much so that humans are more than 80% responsible for starting forest fires caused by arson, fireworks, smoking, unattended campfires, controlled and uncontrolled burns. Look at the statistics.
Actually I think it is 90% responsible. But take into account the forests and no burn or controlled burns.

"Youth ages, immaturity is outgrown, ignorance can be educated, and drunkenness sobered, but stupid lasts forever.
&#8213; Aristophanes

“Fear is the Mind-Killer”

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#82 Jun 9, 2013
So how often does the forest get cleaned out by loggers? Once in a blue moon?

"Fire policies had been driven heavily in the past by people who built homes in the forest and who demanded that the government stamp out every fire at the first sign of smoke."

Well yeah, because there is no defensible space between homes and forests. Humans have been living in forests for a VERY long time, and that is how the danger is MINIMIZED.

Sorry, bubba, but many Hispanic and Native communities have NEVER lived in the city, nor should we have to move because of incompetent and uneducated decisions made by environmental fanatics in government.

The only fanatics are those that think they know better than NATURE how to manage the forest.
Lobo Viejo wrote:
<quoted text>
Sounds like you need to clean out the deadwood between your ears. The area where the Tres Lagunas Fire is burning has been logged commercially, and our family got a permit some years ago to harvest trees to make vigas. We live in a heavily forested area that is high-risk for wildfire. The government environmentalists encouraged us to clear out trees away from our house and barn, which we did.
Fire policies had been driven heavily in the past by people who built homes in the forest and who demanded that the government stamp out every fire at the first sign of smoke. Then, the people in Ruidoso blamed the environmentalists for allowing the Little Bear Fire to burn before launching full scale suppression. Know what, Bubba, you right-wing fanatics can't have it both ways.
There are risks to living up in the forest, it's not safe up here. And if you can't accept the risk, then you should stay in the city.

“Fear is the Mind-Killer”

Since: Jun 08

Albuquerque, NM

#83 Jun 9, 2013
IM NEVER WRONG wrote:
<quoted text>. So much so that humans are more than 80% responsible for starting forest fires caused by arson, fireworks, smoking, unattended campfires, controlled and uncontrolled burns. Look at the statistics.
Of course ... especially with one or two feet of fermented underbrush waiting to be set aflame so easily after decades of fire suppression.

No one is arguing about how fires are started. We are arguing about trying to control nature in unnatural ways.
Robert

Mimbres, NM

#84 Nov 16, 2013
here is one fun solution that almost any one can try.

and its worthwhile.

It will save you some money while growing your own
fish and vegetables to eat.. this growing system is completely green and organic
the food produced is great to eat.

check it out
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and let me know what you think?


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also check out

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