Climate change could affect NM historical sites

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A new report released Tuesday says climate change is putting national historic sites at risk including some in New Mexico.

Among those named; the Bandelier National Monument and the Santa Clara Pueblo.

Experts say the damage comes in part from worsening wildfires which are the result of hotter dryer weather and the massive floods that follow, damaging the pueblo walls, pottery and tools.

Senator Martin Heinrich is among those taking note.

Thirty sites across the nation were named in the report by the union concerned scientists.

Some of them affected by sea level rise, worsening storm surge, more intense hurricanes and melting sea ice. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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