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Mexican fracking foes lose a big round

Measure to prohibit fracking rejected

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // July 22, 2014

Mexican fracking foes lose a big round

Mexican opponents of the controversial method of extracting natural gas known as fracking lost an important battle in the Mexican Senate late last week. More…

Health & Environment

EPA seeks chemical ban

EPA seeks chemical ban

Soliciting public comment on propsal

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // July 14, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting public comment on a proposal to prohibit some chemicals linked to greenhouse gases. More…

Health & Environment

Fracking fights loom large in Mexico

Fracking fights loom large in Mexico

Anti-fracking forces mobilizing for a moratorium, ban on practice

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // July 9, 2014

Mexico is emerging as the next big battleground in conflicts over hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, as the method of extracting natural gas is commonly known. More…

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Second Annual Mission Valley Duathlon a success

Second Annual Mission Valley Duathlon a success

Slide show: Athletes ran, biked Sunday June 22

by Newspaper Tree Staff // June 24, 2014

The second annual Mission Valley Duathlon, which took place Sunday, was a huge success as athletes ran and biked through the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo neighborhood and along the Mission Trail. More…

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U.S.  radiation leak concerns Mexicans

U.S. radiation leak concerns Mexicans

Juárez officials expected to meet with U.S. representatives on March 26 or 27 to discuss ongoing issues from February 14 incident

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // March 25, 2014

Serious problems at a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico have caught the eyes of the press and government officials in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The current round of troubles began February 5 at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico, when six workers were briefly hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a truck caught fire. More…


Where have all the rivers gone?

Increasing concern as the US Southwest and West experience severe drought

by Dr. Marshall Carter-Tripp // March 7, 2014

The US Southwest and West are experiencing severe drought – in some cases, perhaps, the worst ever recorded. Some begin to foresee the return of the great Dust Bowl of the 1930s, but in most parts of the country there is not yet enough concern about this to change water usage practices much, if at all. More…


Train derailment highlights rail safety in El Paso

Union Pacific representative to present findings of investigation at MPO meeting on November 1

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // October 24, 2013

A Union Pacific train derailment on Friday, October 18 in central El Paso was the first derailment in El Paso County in at least a decade, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration. While no injuries were reported as a result of the derailment, the incident highlights the ever present potential for disasters caused by trains and the cargo they carry. More…


FEMAP Foundation raises funds to build school of nursing in Ciudad Juarez

$15 million goal will add rooms to the Hospital de la Familia and help build a new facility for the FEMAP School of Nursing in Juarez

by Esmeralda Ojeda // October 2, 2013

The FEMAP Foundation is an El Paso based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with partners in Juarez to address mutual economic and healthcare needs. The FEMAP Foundation works closely with FEMAP-SADEC which offers medical and community services in Juarez. The goal is to raise $15 million to add rooms to the Hospital de la Familia and to help build a new facility for the FEMAP School of Nursing in Juarez. More…


The unequal fury of floods

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // September 16, 2013


Scoliosis screenings still mandatory in public schools after governor’s veto

by Lucius Lomax // September 13, 2013


The River Wild

by James M. Speer, Jr // August 22, 2013


Syphilis, HIV cases higher than last year

by Alberto Tomas Halpern // July 11, 2013


New Mexico’s apocalyptic summer

by Kent Paterson, Frontera NorteSur // July 3, 2013