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While drought persists in Texas, conservation pays off in El Paso

PBS documentary highlights state water crisis

by Elida S. Perez, Newspaper Tree // October 16, 2014

While drought persists in Texas, conservation pays off in El Paso

Water resources in the arid Chihuahuan Desert are finite and El Paso is located within the most arid region of the state in the northern part of the desert. More…

Health & Environment

Burying a new tree or shrub too deeply is a bad idea

Burying a new tree or shrub too deeply is a bad idea

Let the plant's main roots tell you how deep to dig a planting hole

by Doc Stalker, Master Gardener // October 8, 2014

Fall is a great time for planting trees and shrubs in West Texas and Southern New Mexico. The cooler days make the job more enjoyable, and the new landscape plants benefit as well. Even though woody plants will soon go dormant, their root systems can continue to grow during the cooler months and will be better prepared to contend with heat stress next summer. More…

Health & Environment

Climate ironies expose the vulnerable borderlands

Climate ironies expose the vulnerable borderlands

Intense rain events increasing in frequency

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

New York City made history when hundreds of thousands of people gathered in September to demand real action on curbing climate change, as the United Nations Climate Summit prepared to convene. September, which followed the hottest August ever recorded according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was also a time of great climate ironies in northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. A region that has panted through a blistering drought during the past few years was mercilessly inundated with heavier-than-normal rains and unforgiving floodwaters. More…

Health & Environment

A tomato lover's fear

A tomato lover's fear

Late blight kills plants

by Jennifer Medina Salter, Master Gardener // September 16, 2014

A favorite of most home gardeners, tomatoes are one of the easiest and most gratifying vegetables to grow. More…

Health & Environment

Don't forget fall and late winter fertilizing

Don't forget fall and late winter fertilizing

Caring for gardens doesn't end with summer

by Doc Stalker, Master Gardener // September 2, 2014

As summer comes to an end, many of us start dreaming of taking a break from gardening. More…


Irrigation not as hard as it seems

Backyard vegetable, garden beds could benefit

by Jennifer Medina Salter, Master Gardener // August 20, 2014

A drip irrigation system for vegetables beds in your back yard is one of the most efficient ways of watering. It puts water directly into the soil where it is needed and avoids splashing the leaves. More…


Meal prepping on the go

Duo opens Phit Phuel

by Kimberly Valle, The Prospector // August 12, 2014

Alex Levario, junior business management major, and Freddy Garibay, junior accounting major, recently opened Phit Phuel, a new and booming healthy food prep business, Meal prepping has become very popular among its customers, which has resulted Phit Phuel preparing close to 400 meals per week after just two months. More…


More rainwater available than some realize

A little planning goes a long way

by Doc Stalker, Master Gardener // August 5, 2014

El Paso’s average rainfall of under ten inches a year seems to make collecting rainwater hardly worthwhile – at least to a lot of people. However, saving every drop from the sky makes perfect sense for those already harvesting available precipitation. Perhaps just a bit more information might persuade the remaining rainwater harvesting doubters. More…


Master Gardeners share tips for desert southwest growing

New column features various topics for arid climate

by Elida S. Perez, Newspaper Tree // August 4, 2014


El Paso launches campaign to fight obesity by eating well

by Danielle Ortiz, Journalism in July 2014 // July 24, 2014


Mexican fracking foes lose a big round

Measure to prohibit fracking rejected

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


EPA seeks chemical ban

Soliciting public comment on propsal

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


Fracking fights loom large in Mexico

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

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


Second Annual Mission Valley Duathlon a success

Slide show: Athletes ran, biked Sunday June 22

by Newspaper Tree Staff // June 24, 2014


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


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


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


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 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