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County Green Team Hosts Informational Event Tuesday

on October 16, 2017 - 4:29pm

Scenes From Open House Of E. Irving Couse

on October 16, 2017 - 6:35am

The studio and home of E. Irving Couse in Taos, one of the founding members of the Taos Society of Artists during a Oct. 7 open house. Photo by Sharon Snyder

Photo by Sharon Snyder

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich Cosponsors Bill To Standardize Cost Of Climate Pollution

on October 16, 2017 - 6:30am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, cosponsored legislation led by U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) to standardize the metric used by federal agencies to measure the cost of climate pollution.
 
The Pollution Transparency Act counters a directive from the Trump administration to federal agencies to ignore existing metrics—uprooting years of progress and economic certainty—and an attempt made this week by the Department of Interior in the revised BLM methane rule to change the

Indigenous Leader Appeals To Japanese Prime Minister: Stop Rainforest Destruction For Tokyo 2020 Olympics

on October 16, 2017 - 5:20am
TO News:
 
SARAWAK / MALAYSIA  On the anniversary of the first Tokyo Olympics, Matu Tugang, headman of the Indigenous Penan community of Long Jaik from Sarawak, Malaysia, delivered an urgent plea to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to stop Japan’s use of wood from a company that is destroying their forests and their livelihoods.
 
Japan has been using tropical timber from Sarawak to construct the New National Stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Evidence gathered at the Stadium construction site by NGOs in April 2017 confirmed the use of plywood supplied by Shin Yang, a company

Daily Postcard: Autumn In The Jemez

on October 16, 2017 - 5:13am

Daily Postcard: Autumn colors in the Jemez. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

DOE Awards Contract For Liquid Waste Services At Savannah River Site

on October 15, 2017 - 7:14am
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Thursday announced the award of a contract to Savannah River EcoManagement, LLC for Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Services.
 
The contract is cost-plus-award-fee and includes an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract line item. The total estimated value of the contract is approximately $4.7 billion. The period of performance includes a base period of seven years (including a transition period of 90 days) and an option period of three years. Three proposals were received in response to the solicitation.
 

Daily Postcard: Hiking On Pajarito Trail

on October 15, 2017 - 6:48am

Daily Postcard: Hiking Friday on Pajarito Trail, out of Rendija Canyon. Photo by Stephanie Nakhleh

Longest Yard Sale In New Mexico To Draw Bargain Shoppers And Leaf Peepers Oct. 21-22

on October 14, 2017 - 6:13am
 
JMTS News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Jemez Mountain Trail Sale will draw more than 150 vendors and leaf peepers to the Jemez Valley 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 21-22 to sell and buy new and used items and enjoy priceless views of the changing fall colors along the Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway (N.M. 4).
 
The 14th annual Jemez Mountain Trail Sale – the longest yard sale in New Mexico – begins at San Ysidro near the intersection of N.M. 550 and N.M. 4 and continues 12 miles past Jemez Springs to La Cueva. The sale covers more than 30 miles.
 
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Birds Flock Around Birdfeeder On Camino Encantada

on October 14, 2017 - 6:05am

Birds flock around birdfeeder at a home on Camino Encantada. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Birds show their territorial side around a birdfeeder at a home on Camino Encantada. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Birds flock around birdfeeder at a home on Camino Encantada. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Birds flock around birdfeeder at a home on Camino Encantada. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Birds flock around birdfeeder at a home on Camino Encantada. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rotary: Bob Hull Speaks On Solar Storms

on October 14, 2017 - 6:03am
Bob Hull, principal engineer for Los Alamos Technical Associates and an Honorary Rotarian, spoke at Rotary Tuesday about space weather and continuity planning for geomagnetic solar storms. Hull is a graduate of Florida State and Stanford with degrees in geochemistry and environmental engineering, with major studies in oceanography, hydrology and geology. Photo by Rob Metcalf

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