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Letter To The Editor: Wildlife Issue

on January 22, 2017 - 12:14pm
By KAREN J. SIMES
Las Cruces
 
I grew up in Los Alamos. The Wildlife was there before we were. We are encroaching on their space. Just saying.

Seafloor Valleys Found Below West Antarctic Glaciers

on January 22, 2017 - 8:32am
AGU News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Glaciologists have uncovered large valleys in the ocean floor beneath some of the massive glaciers flowing into the Amundsen Sea in West Antarctica.
 
Carved by earlier advances of ice during colder periods, the troughs enable warm, salty water to reach the undersides of glaciers, fueling their increasingly rapid retreat.
 
“These oceanic features are several hundreds to a thousand meters deeper than what we thought before,” said Romain Millan, a graduate student in Earth system science at UCI and lead author of the new study.

Tales Of Our Times: Tie Smart Tools To New Pipelines

on January 22, 2017 - 8:30am
Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

Tie Smart Tools To New Pipelines

Politics leads the nation in constant fights for and against new pipelines. So why do so few partisans on either side sing out for smart tools on pipelines? No matter how you view pipelines, President Trump has timely chances to change the old ways.
 
“Smart tools” is a broad term for the steady stream of 21st century devices with computer chips that continuously inspect, analyze and report on the state of health of almost everything.

Safe Drinking Water Service Restored At Questa

on January 22, 2017 - 8:27am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE  The Village of Questa in Taos County lifted its drinking water system’s precautionary boil water advisory Tuesday to restore water service for nearly 2,000 residents.
 
Staff from the New Mexico Environment Department’s Drinking Water Bureau (DWB) worked with the Village of Questa throughout the recent water emergency to ensure the protection of public health. 
 
The precautionary advisory was first issued Dec. 7, 2016 to ensure drinking water safety after Questa’s well production problems and distribution system pressure issues were detected.
 
The advisory

Daily Postcard: Steam Rises From Rio Grande

on January 22, 2017 - 7:50am

Daily Postcard: Steam rises from the Rio Grande at sunrise in White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

The Big Outdoors Program Invites Adults To Help Children Enjoy Nature

on January 21, 2017 - 12:49pm
Helping children create fun experiences outside is a rewarding way to share the value of nature. PEEC staff lead backpacking trips for youth and families, one of many ways to get kids outside. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
Want to help kids get outside? There will be an informational meeting about The Big Outdoors, a new program organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), at 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Los Alamos Nature Center. 
 
The Big Outdoors will give adults concerned about children’s disconnect from nature a chance

Tonight's LAHS Girls Basketball Games Are Canceled

on January 21, 2017 - 11:08am

LAPS SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School girls basketball games scheduled for tonight are canceled due to the weather.

The Los Alamos High School boys basketball games vs. Goddard also are canceled.

Both the girls and boys games are rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 30. 

Every Kid Will Vote For More Snow!

on January 21, 2017 - 10:19am

Photo this morning in Western Area where every kid will vote for more snow! Photo by Steve Bublitz

A Changing Climate Talk At Nature Center Jan. 31

on January 21, 2017 - 8:58am

PEEC News:

 

Rapid changes in the climate are affecting people and ecosystems in the Southwest and around the world, and there is a lot the public can do.
 
At 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium, Dr. Charles Keller will introduce climate science and lead a discussion about climate change and what the public can do.
 
Keller has spent about 25 years studying climate change and interacting with the leading scientists in the field.

Boys Games Vs. Goddard Canceled Today!

on January 21, 2017 - 8:16am

LAHS SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School boys basketball games vs. Goddard are canceled today.

A decision is pending on the girls games.

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