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DPU Seeks Volunteers For 2018 Drinking Water Lead And Copper Testing

on April 24, 2018 - 9:27am

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COUNTY News:

The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is seeking residential volunteers to assist in this year’s drinking water lead and copper testing.

In accordance the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Lead and Copper Rule, DPU will sample water from taps within 30 homes that meet certain requirements. The test is free to residential volunteers.

Lead and copper can enter the water supply through plumbing materials, specifically older homes that were built with copper pipes with lead solder.

Udall: Future Of Tribal Self-Governance Is Bright, But Much Work Remains

on April 24, 2018 - 7:51am
U.S. Sen. Tom Udall
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At a recent oversight hearing on Tribal self-governance, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, urged Congress, federal agencies, and others to continue to work with Tribes to ensure more opportunities for shaping policies and programs that affect their land, people and communities.
 
“When the self-governance compacting program was made permanent in 1994, bureaucratic regulation and control of Indian programs administered by Tribes should have been a thing of the past.

USDA Seeks Applications For Investments To Encourage Use Of Bioenergy

on April 24, 2018 - 5:38am
USDA News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett has announced that USDA is accepting applications to encourage the use of renewable biomass as an alternative for fossil fuels to operate eligible biorefineries.
 
Funding is being made available under the Repowering Assistance Program. To be eligible, biorefineries must have been in existence on or before June 18, 2008. This program provides financial incentives to install new systems that use or produce new energy from renewable biomass.
 
Applications are due July 19, 2018. For more

SAR Celebrates 40 Years Of Creativity

on April 24, 2018 - 5:35am
SAR News:
 
SANTA FE  The Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) turns 40 this year and is celebrating the occasion with a festive event June 22 at the Poeh Cultural Center in Pojoaque Pueblo.
 
Themed “Honoring Forty Years of Creativity in Native American Arts,” the evening features a presentation by artist Nora Naranjo Morse, music, food prepared by a Native American chef, and a live and silent auction of select work by past SAR artist fellows. Proceeds from ticket sales and the auctions will go directly toward IARC educational programming.
 
The IARC also will honor Naranjo Morse with a

BLM Seeks Nominations To Resource Advisory Councils

on April 24, 2018 - 5:29am
BLM News:
 
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Friday announced that it is seeking public nominations for positions on 30 citizen-based sounding boards for BLM initiatives, proposals, and policy changes.
 
Resource Advisory Councils (RACs) provide advice and recommendations for the BLM to consider on a range of resource and land management issues. The BLM maintains 37 such chartered advisory committees located in the West. Of those committees, 30 are RACs.

Explore Art And Science On Hike To Upper Crossing

on April 24, 2018 - 5:28am

Join Jeremy Sweat and Collin Haffey on a hike 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to Upper Crossing in Frijoles Canyon. This event will tie together science and nature to highlight changes in the Pajarito Plateau. Photo by Beth Cortright

 

PEEC News:

 

Join Jeremy Sweat and Collin Haffey at 8:30 a.m., April 28 on a hike to Upper Crossing in Frijoles Canyon. This event will merge science and art to highlight changes on the Pajarito Plateau.

 

During the hike, Sweat and Haffey will discuss forest ecology and provide a glimpse into how Bandelier National Monument manages its resources.

Registration Opens For New Mexico Museum Of Natural History & Sciences Summer Camps For Children

on April 23, 2018 - 12:50pm
Students examine display at New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science. Photo by Caitlin Jenkins
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Registration is now open for the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Sciences summer camp programs. The camps are for grades K-5 as indicated.
 
Kindergarteners must have experiences in full-day classes before attending. 
  • Young Explores Camp: Wild Weather & Curious Climatology, June 18-22 (9 a.m.- 4 p.m.) – Become a meteorologist for a week - adventure through lightning, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and winter storms. K-2 & 3-5 sections;
  • Da Vinci –

LANL Officials Present Lessons Learned On Remediated And Unremediated Salts To NNMCAB

on April 23, 2018 - 11:28am
Los Alamos National Laboratory Associate Director for Environmental Management (EM) Randy Erickson, left, and Deputy Associate Director for EM Dave Funk, center, chat with Doug Hintze, manager of the EM Los Alamos Field Office following the April 18 meeting of the Northern New Mexico Citizens Advisory Board subcommittes in Pojoaque. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Lessons learned during the treatment of remediated and unremediated nitrate salts at Los Alamos National Laboratory were shared April 18 by LANL Associate

LANL: New High-resolution Exascale Earth-modeling System Announced For Energy

on April 23, 2018 - 10:16am

The high-resolution E3SM earth system model simulates the strongest storms with surface winds exceeding 150 mph—hurricanes that leave cold wakes that are 2 to 4 degrees Celsius cooler than their surroundings. This simulation from E3SM represents how sea surface temperature changes evolve as a hurricane (seen here approaching the U.S. East Coast) moves across the Atlantic and how the resultant cold wake affects subsequent intensification of the next hurricane. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Supercomputing advances will improve analysis of Earth system variability and energy sector needs

A new

Possible Quorum Notice: Environmental Sustainability Board At Los Alamos Clean Up Day Appreciation Lunch

on April 23, 2018 - 9:59am

POSSIBLE QUORUM NOTICE:

Members of the Los Alamos County Environmental Sustainability Board may attend the Los Alamos Clean Up Day Appreciation Lunch noon to 1 p.m., April 18 at East Park.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.

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