“The land we used to walk on is now just a waterway for our boats.” Chief Naquin said the changes in their homestead were caused by oil companies digging the canals and subsequently the hurricanes wiping away the compromised land.
Every fall the Inland Northwest is treated to a cloud of fluttery little gray-blue insects. Known as smoky-winged ash aphids, Prociphilus americanus, they are a nuisance, but harmless to humans.
As of today it is the costliest natural disaster and one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States.
As of June 5, 2013, New Mexico was considered to be in “extreme” drought conditions after a thirty-six month period of no precipitation. The widespread drought has forced ranchers to rethink whether one of the state’s biggest and most vibrant industries, cattle ranching, is still a viable profession for them and their families.