ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- Oil production in New Mexico has increased by nearly 50 percent over the last three years, making it one of five western states that have helped boost national production over the last three years. North Dakota and Texas have been the driving forces, but New Mexico along with Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah account for 15 percent of the growth.
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LONDON, May 21- U.S. farmers are withdrawing unsustainable volumes of groundwater to irrigate their crops, resulting in an accelerating decline in aquifers across the central and western United States, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.
SANTA FE, N.M.-- New Mexico is switching gears on its plan for a health insurance exchange and initially will partner with the federal government for computer services needed for an online insurance marketplace.
WASHINGTON, May 20- Water levels in U.S. aquifers, the vast underground storage areas tapped for agriculture, energy and human consumption, between 2000 and 2008 dropped at a rate that was almost three times as great as any time during the 20th century, U.S. officials said on Monday.
LONDON, May 16- Enhanced oil recovery techniques could boost U.S. domestic oil production by 4 million barrels per day for 50 years, while storing all the emissions from 93 large coal-fired power plants, at a price of just $85 per barrel, according to an estimate published by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Plains states rose 20 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, with acreage commanding record prices because of red-hot demand for cropland in the world's biggest food-exporting nation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday.
Plains states rose 20 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, with acreage commanding record prices because of red-hot demand for cropland in the world's biggest food exporting nation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday.
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo.-- Wind farms in this corner of Wyoming have killed more than four dozen golden eagles since 2009, one of the deadliest places in the country of its kind.
SANTA FE, N.M.-- New Mexico's open government laws will apply to a state-run health insurance exchange that will serve as a marketplace for the uninsured to buy medical coverage. Legislation enacted this year makes clear the exchange and its 13- member governing board must comply with New Mexico's Open Meetings Act and the Inspection of Public Records Act.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- Major stretches of river have already gone dry, farmers are leaving their land fallow, and cities are clamping down on water use, but things in New Mexico just went from bad to worse Thursday. The latest map from federal forecasters shows exceptional drought has spread from a quarter of New Mexico to nearly 40 percent in just one week.
SANTA FE, N.M.-- Voters booted Republican Dan Foley from office after a decade in the New Mexico Legislature, and within months he began collecting taxpayer-financed pension benefits _ even though he was only 39 years old.
LONDON, May 9- U.S. solar module maker and project developer First Solar illustrates wider industry efforts to secure new markets in a shift away from the United States and Europe.
LONDON, May 8- North Dakota's leading oilfield operators hope to squeeze much more oil from its shale formations by drilling wells closer together- a bold experiment that could raise ultimate recovery by billions of barrels if it succeeds.
NEW YORK, May 07 Fitch Ratings has assigned a' BBB+' rating to Xcel Energy Inc.' s new 0.75% $450 million issuance of senior unsecured notes due May 9, 2016.
LOS ANGELES, May 6- Cool winds and rain helped firefighters mop up the remains of a fast-burning California wildfire on Monday that had threatened 4,000 homes in an early start to an expected busy wildfire season.
WASHINGTON, May 6- The U.S. Forest Service is acquiring seven advanced firefighting air tankers to help modernize its aging fleet ahead of what is expected to be a bad season for wildfires. The Forest Service has awarded five companies contracts to supply the planes, which dump fire-retardant chemicals on blazes, the agency said on Monday.
WASHINGTON, May 2- As they finalize budgets for the next fiscal year, many states are sending a message to the U.S. government about the effects of spending cuts known as sequestration on federally funded projects: You're on your own.
*Krzanich has been with Intel since 1982. By Noel Randewich and Sinead Carew SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, May 2- Intel Corp. Her appointment signaled to some that Intel, while likely intending to stick with its formula of intense investment to keep it ahead in the microchip technology game, is willing to explore new growth areas.