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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Las Cruces is banning all open fires within the city limits because of extremely high fire danger.
The city fire department announced the ban on open burning on Monday.
Las Cruces and the rest of southern New Mexico is the midst of a severe drought and numerous grass and brush fires have erupted in recent weeks.
The ban will stay in place until enough rain has fallen to cut fire risk to acceptable levels.
The world has changed. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air. I taste it in the water. Much that once was is lost, for none now live who remember it.
your post reminded me of my thoughts on global warming.
i dodn't think that the car exhaust will have nearly the long term consequences as things like deforestation.
there is around 3 percent of the old growth left when compared to lewis and clarke times.
the forest that is there is very unhealthy and there is very little to hold back any water from running off.
this is the cause of many of these floods, and this aspect will only get worse.
man is causing severe damage and it's not mainly from driving our cars.
Well said, friend, regardless of if we differ on some details.
Originally posted by JayXBraun
and it seems odd we didnt get much rain in april,
but the past 3 days of may have been down pooring
kinda odd how you guys are getting crazy weather also.
nvm about that being odd
The freezing conditions that have blasted Britain are being blamed on a series of weather patterns that are bringing Arctic temperatures to much of western Europe, California and even Australia. One of the main factors is a change in the position of the jet stream - the fast-moving current of air that moves from west to east, high in the atmosphere. Changes in the jet stream's path can cause massive changes in weather conditions across the globe and may be why Australians are now shivering their way through summer and the current freezing conditions in California.
i prefer a conversation with those who differ, life would be just so boring if we just sat around agreeing with each other.
i've been pro-hemp for many many years, fuel is only part, basically everything made of plastic could be made from hemp instead of petroleum.
one more thing to add as food for thought.
besides deforestation and plastic, water is of major concern.
wells running dry, cows and humans ruining good springs, along with pollution, acid rain entering the water supply.
i could ramble on for pages, but all we need to really know is that once clean water sources are polluted and the good ones left are controlled, we lose.