October 2013

Newsbites – October 2013


Intergovernmental Climate Change Report Released

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, made up of 840 of the world’s top climate scientists, released the first part of a much anticipated report late last month. It opens with the message that we are seeing changes in the climate system unprecedented in records spanning hundreds of years. The scientists warned that, based on a series of conservative assessments, unless greenhouse gas emissions are brought under control within decades, humanity will face increasingly profound challenges.

The report went well beyond previous analyses of the emissions problem and endorsed a “carbon budget” for humanity—an upper limit More >

What’s Going On? – Albuquerque – October 2013

  Oct. 2-3, 8 am-5 pm

Middle Rio Grande Urban Waters Federal Partnership

ABQ Open Space, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW

Federal, tribal, state, county, local officials and interested stakeholders will discuss this partnership to reconnect urban communities with their waterways to promote economic, environmental and social benefits. 214.665.7210, cardenas.adele@epa.gov or 505.248.6622, joaquin_baca@fws.gov


Oct. 2, 5:30-7:30 pm

Green Drinks

Hotel Andaluz, 125 2nd St. NW

Network with people interested in local business, clean energy and other green issues. Presentation by Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson & Director of Economic Development Mayling Armijo. Hosted by the ABQ & Rio Rancho Green Chamber of Commerce. Info: 505.244.3700, lindsay@nmgreenchamber.com


Oct. 2, 7 pm

Holistic More >

What’s Going On? – Santa Fe – October 2013


Oct. 2, 6 pm

Ann Hillerman Talk/Reception

Inn at Loretto, 211 Old SF Trail

Book launch, slideshow and readings by Hillerman and students from the NM School for the Arts. Free. Valet parking: $5. Talk followed by fundraising reception at a private home. $50 benefits Friends of the SF Public Library. 505.988.1234, www.ticketsantafe.org/tsf


Oct. 4, Starts at 8:30 am

PNM Plan for San Juan Generating Station

PERA Building, PRC Offices, 1120 Paseo de Peralta

PNM presents its final plan for replacing some of the coal power at the power plant to the NM Public Regulation Commission.


Oct. 4, 7:30 pm

Rumi Concert

The Lensic, 211 W. San Francisco St.

A feast More >

What’s Going On? – Here & There – October 2013


Oct. 5, 7-10 pm

Bowled and Beautiful

St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church, 4908B Corrales, Rd., Corrales, NM

Silent auction to raise funds for animal rescue organizations. 30 vintage wooden bowling pins turned into beautiful sculptural pieces by NM artists. Hors d’oeuvres, music. Free admission. 505.440.3208


Oct. 5-6, 10 am-5 pm

El Rito Studio Tour

El Rito, NM

27th annual. Traditional and contemporary media of all sorts. cp@cathleenpalumbo.com, www.elritostudiotour.org


Oct. 5-6

Taos Wool Festival

Kit Carson Park

An opportunity to learn about fiber art, meet fiber artists, and purchase handmade items. Demonstrations of spinning, dyeing, shearing and weaving along with workshops are scheduled. 817.992.8220, www. taoswoolfestival.org


Oct. 9, 7 pm

Las Conchas and Thompson Ridge More >