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U.S. Sen. Tom Udall: Report Shows Urgent Need To Act On Climate Change

on November 27, 2017 - 5:12am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Sen. Tom Udall issued the following statement on the release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment:
 
“The federal government’s comprehensive climate report confirms yet again the warnings we’ve heard from scientists for years. Here are a few of the findings:
  • The last 115 years have been the warmest in the history of modern civilization.
  • The last three years have been the warmest years on record – and that trend is expected to continue.
  • Human-generated greenhouse gases are almost certainly the cause – and there is no

Daily Postcard: Deer Sip Water In White Rock

on November 26, 2017 - 7:36am

Daily Postcard: Deer sip water from a bird bath in White Rock. Photo by Bob Reedy

Fishing Report: Nov. 21

on November 25, 2017 - 6:17am
By GEORGE MORSE 
​Sports and Outdoors 
Los Alamos Daily Post 
 
After a brief period of cold weather with temperatures dropping down into the teens here in the Espanola Valley and in some mountain towns single digits, the weather has fallen back into a pattern of dry with above-average temperatures. This is not good news for the ski areas or for the winter snowpack. Some ski areas will open on a very limited basis with a base of man-made snow. Others are still waiting for more snow.

PEEC Gift Shop Provides Bounty To Nature Lovers

on November 24, 2017 - 12:14pm
PEEC volunteers are all set for Small Business Saturday. Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

Since 2000, Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has offered a multitude of programs to help Los Alamos residents get outside to explore and learn about the natural world around them.

Marketing Manager Sandra West said, “A dozen citizens with a dream to share the wonders of nature with their community started PEEC in 2000, but it wasn’t until 2005 that PEEC was able to operate out of a central space in an old LAPS building.

Early Morning Power Outage Marks Black Friday

on November 24, 2017 - 9:35am
A power outage at around 4 a.m. today affected a widespread area of homes at least from Barranca Mesa to Myrtle Street near downtown Los Alamos. The cause of the outage is as yet unknown, but lasted a couple of hours according to residents. This photo was taken with a wide-angle lens at about 4:45 this morning of a dark Los Alamos during the outage. This is looking across Pueblo Canyon toward downtown Los Alamos. There were a few cars on Diamond Drive crossing Pueblo Canyon in this shot, and the lights at the Laboratory are visible on the right.

Thanksgiving Is For The Birds!

on November 24, 2017 - 9:05am

Even the birds are enjoying a Thanksgiving meal, Thursday in Los Alamoa. Photo by Nancy Ann  Hibbs

Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Daily Postcard: Thanksgiving Sunrise

on November 23, 2017 - 9:07am

Daily Postcard: Thanksgiving sunrise taken from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Daily Postcard: Valle Caldera Sunset

on November 22, 2017 - 7:32am

Daily Postcard: Sunset just beyond the Valle Grande. Photo by Marc Bailey

Tree Trimming Around Power Lines Underway

on November 21, 2017 - 11:11am

Courtesy photo

COUNTY News:

Starting this week, Allied Tree Services, under contract with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, will begin trimming trees around power lines.

This work will begin on North Road and Urban Street. In subsequent weeks, crews will move around neighborhoods in the North Community.

According to DPU officials, the tree trimming effort is to reduce power outages by removing branches and trees that are either too close to power lines or pose a risk of falling on power lines.

Quantum Dots Amplify Light With Electrical Pumping

on November 21, 2017 - 8:20am

A collage showing a transmission electron microscopy image of the improved quantum dot and its representation, left, the schematic of the device, which nicely illustrates “current-focusing” idea, center, and the device under operation at right. Courtesy photo

LANL News:

Los Alamos achieves light amplification with electrically stimulated quantum dots, critical step towards solution-processible laser diodes

In a breakthrough development, Los Alamos scientists have shown that they can successfully amplify light using electrically excited films of the chemically synthesized semiconductor

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