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CryoSat-2 Mission Reveals Major Arctic Sea-Ice Loss

on February 15, 2013 - 8:00am

Sea ice scape photo by Dr. Katherine Giles, a research fellow at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modeling at University College London (UCL) and a member of the scientific team studying sea-ice loss. Courtesy/AGU

AGU News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Arctic sea ice volume has declined by 36 percent in the autumn and 9 percent in the winter between 2003 and 2012, an international team of scientists has discovered. 

Researchers used new data from the European Space Agency's CryoSat-2 satellite spanning 2010 to 2012, and data from NASA's ICESat satellite from 2003 to 2008 to estimate the volume of

‘New Mexico in Focus’ Tackles Future of National Labs

on February 15, 2013 - 7:59am

PBS News:

“New Mexico in Focus,” New Mexico PBS’ prime-time news magazine show covering the events, issues and people shaping life in New Mexico and the Southwest will take on an issue of special interest to Los Alamos this week.

One of the three topics to be discussed on the show is the Implications of a reduced nuclear stockpile and the future of New Mexico’s National Laboratories.

Does their mission need to change? How can the labs Influence that role?

The program will also focus on the latest New Mexico legislative efforts on education and water issues.

Hosted by Gene Grant, “New

Udall Recruits Applicants for Senate Office Internships

on February 15, 2013 - 7:11am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

Staff Report:

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for internships in his Washington, D.C., Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Las Cruces and Carlsbad offices.
 
To apply online, visit Udall’s website at www.tomudall.senate.gov.  
 
Washington internships have two summer sessions: May 28–June 28 and July 1–Aug. 2. The deadline to apply for the 2013 D.C. summer sessions is Sunday, March 17. 
 
Placements in New Mexico offices are available throughout the year.
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'Land, Water, People, Time' Feb. 21 at Reel Deal

on February 15, 2013 - 6:44am

PEEC News:

Explore the culture and history of Northern New Mexico with an award-winning documentary film, "Land, Water, People, Time."

The showing is sponsored by PEEC and sheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Reel Deal Theater. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

The movie was filmed across 10,000 square miles by New Meixo filmmakers David Lindblom, Cynthia Jeannette Gomez and Daniel Valerio.

It tells truly authentic stories that explore some of the modern challenges and tragedies of cultural and environmental losses, as well as hope, for preservation of cultures and

Bill Introduced to Empower School Districts to Reform Failing Charter Schools

on February 15, 2013 - 6:32am

Rep. Nate Cote

STATE News:

SANTA FE - Rep. Nate Cote (D-Doña Ana, Otero-53), has introduced House Bill 453, which will empower school boards to establish corrective action for district charter schools with unsatisfactory audit findings.

HD 453 establishes a process for school districts to make recommendations for reform of charter schools following special or annual audits.

If following a second audit it is determined that the failings of the charter school have not been corrected, school districts would have the ability to transfer charters to the state.

Currently school districts

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Pile Burning at Bandelier Today

on February 14, 2013 - 2:29pm

 Bandelier News:
Weather permitting, the fire crew at Bandelier National Monument is planning a pile burn to be done today. The pile of wood debris is located in the park gravelyard, a fenced, cleared area near the park entrance along NM Hwy 4.  
 
The burn is planned to begin about 9 a.m. and be finished by the end of the day. Although there will be only a relatively small amount of smoke, it may be visible from a wide area since the gravelyard is located on the top of the mesa.
 
Information about other park events and ongoing activities is available by visiting the Bandelier National
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Los Alamos Sheriff Addresses Gun Debate

on February 14, 2013 - 12:48pm

Los Alamos Sheriff Marco Lucero in his downtown office Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

During an interview Wednesday in his downtown office, Los Alamos County Sheriff Marco Lucero participated in a Q&A with the Los Alamos Daily Post on gun issues plaguing the state and the nation:

Q&A

Los Alamos Daily Post: President Obama has issued a series of Executive Orders designed to regulate firearms across the country. New Mexico House Bill 114 would have prohibited the enforcement of any new federal firearm laws that infringe on

Udall Hosts NM’s MVD Express at Senate Meeting on Job Creation

on February 14, 2013 - 7:05am

Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. meets with Janice Lucero, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of MVD Express. Courtesy photo

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Mexico small business leader Janice Lucero of Albuquerque was the guest of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall at a Capitol Hill discussion on best practices creating jobs and strengthening America’s economy.

Lucero is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of MVD Express, a public-private partnership with the State of New Mexico that provides high-quality, efficient motor vehicle services throughout 11 locations in the state.

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