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Can The Southwest Endure A Change In Climate?

on March 31, 2017 - 10:03am
From left, retired National Weather Service Meteorologist Deirdre Kann; in-depth environmental journalist  Laura Paskas; and David Stuart, an archeologist with lessons learned from the ancient Chaco Canyon culture in New Mexico, gave climate-related presentations Tuesday at the Society for Applied Anthropology conference in Santa Fe. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com
 
According to Bill deBuys, author and full-time humanist, climate change leads to an enervating depression trap. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com

By ROGER SNODGRASS
Los Alamos Daily Post

In case there were any

Tales Of Our Times: When Poisons Move, Risks Evolve

on March 31, 2017 - 6:53am
Tales of Our Times
By JOHN BARTLIT
New Mexico Citizens
for Clean Air & Water

When Poisons Move, Risks Evolve

 
Toxic materials in nature are like a stack of ball bearings on a subway platform. They pose little risk until they start to move.

Follow the trail of the Earth’s store of hazardous materials and the shuffling that moves them through the air and water. The forces are geologic history, weather, time, and inexorably man. Without man’s doings, toxic substances are widely found in nature, in some places more than others.

Five Fun Ways To Celebrate National Park Week

on March 31, 2017 - 6:27am
NPS News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Ring in spring with a visit to a national park during National Park Week, April 15 through 23.
 
Throughout the country, hundreds of programs and events will encourage visitors to explore new places and enjoy new experiences. More information is available at www.nationalparkweek.org.
 
"Our National Parks are our national treasure," Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said. "My formative years were spent in Glacier National Park and one of my biggest mentors was a park ranger and football coach.

Daily Postcard: Quemazon Sunset

on March 31, 2017 - 6:04am

Daily Postcard: Sunset Wednesday night from Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

PEEC Amateur Naturalist: Dendroglyphs Provide Histories Of Plants and Peoples

on March 30, 2017 - 4:26pm

By ROBERT DRYJA
Los Alamos

Sheep herding on a large scale developed in the early 20th century in the Valles Caldera. For example, Franklin Bond, the owner of this area, established 17 sheep camps for the summer of 1918 with an estimated 21,000 sheep among them.   

He employed 73 people to help with the sheepherding. Another person estimated that 100,000 sheep were grazing in the area in the summers of 1917 and 1918.  

This suggests that up to 350 people were involved in sheepherding when compared proportionally to the Franklin Bond employment.

Cattle ranching become more dominate after

Nature Center: Los Alamos County Department Of Public Utilities Presents Water Is Life 6:30 p.m. Tuesday

on March 30, 2017 - 8:34am

Jack Richardson shares the story of water Tuesday evening at the Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

Jen Pelz discusses vertical challenges to water storage in the Rio Grande watershed Tuesday evening at the Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities is bringing four speakers and a film to the Los Alamos Nature Center 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4.

The evening starts with a discussion about local rivers and water issues by four speakers followed by a break with refreshments and a chance to meet the speakers. Afterward, they will show the documentary 

Stop And Smell The Lilacs! Annual Festival May 19-21

on March 30, 2017 - 7:56am

The annual Taos Lilac Festival runs Friday, May 19 to Sunday, May 21. Courtesy Photo

LILAC FESTIVAL News:

In its fifth year, the one-of-a-kind Taos Lilac Festival at Kit Carson Park (211 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte) promises to be a fun and exciting event for the entire family. Held in mid to late May each year, the festival showcases the peak of Taos’ abundant lilac blooms and celebrates both Taos’ rich history of lilacs and the natural beauty of Taos with a wide array of family-friendly activities. This year’s festival is Friday, May 19, and extends to Sunday, May 21.

In conjunction with the

Daily Postcard: Dynamic Art

on March 30, 2017 - 7:34am

Daily Postcard: Ice clings to a barbed wire fence Wednesday in Los Alamos creating a dynamic work of art. Photo by Kathyn Willcutt

Daily Postcard: Apple Blossoms At Overlook Park

on March 29, 2017 - 7:08am

Daily Postcard: Apple Blossoms spotted Tuesday at Overlook Park in White Rock. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Snow Flurries Hit Downtown Los Alamos

on March 28, 2017 - 12:27pm

Snow is falling in downtown Los Alamos. The National Weather Service predicts an accumulation of up to inch before it's over later today. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

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