Environment

Posts From The Road: Splendor Of Desert Blooms

Poppies & Lupines: Poppies and Lupines were making their presence know at Picacho Peak State Park a few miles northwest of Tucson. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

Green & Yellow: A blanket of yellow blooms covers the ground as green hillsides rise up and show off their spring green. This colorful scene was at the Pioneer Living History Museum in north Phoenix. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com

By GARY WARREN
Photographer
Formerly of Los Alamos

We love to visit and explore Arizona in the spring. While much of the mountain west is still covered in snow, the desert is alive and showing


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LA Garden Club Announces 2020 Scholarship Winner

LAHS senior Kathryn Laintz is the Los Alamos Garden Club 2020 scholarship recipient. Courtesy/LAGC

LAGC News:

The Los Alamos Garden Club (LAGC) announces today that Kathryn Laintz is the recipient of its 2020 scholarship.

Laintz is a Los Alamos High School graduating senior and is planning to focus on environmental science in her university studies. Future possible career plans include being a hydrologist, a freshwater ecologist, an agricultural scientist or a botanist.  

Her high school experience has included track and field, cross country and tennis in addition to the Eco Club and various


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NMDOT, NM-MVD: Pollinator Protection License Plate

Pollinator Protection license plates are now available for purchase. Courtesy/NMDOT

NMDOT News:

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s first Pollinator Protection license plate, featuring student artwork is now available for purchase. Sales will fund pollinator-friendly planting projects on state roads.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation has a robust Environmental Department. This pollinator project will increase habitat by seeding roadsides with native plants and creating educational gardens as well as reducing mowing and spraying of herbicides.

“When we build roads, we disturb the


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Diamond Drive Utility Work Has Begun

The utility work on Diamond Drive near North Road has begun. Water crews with the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) are dropping the east northbound lane on Diamond Drive just past the Sandia intersection to repair a water transmission line. Work is scheduled to be completed by 7 p.m. today. No interruption of water services is anticipated. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com


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AGU: Darkness, Not Cold, Likely Cause Of Mass Extinction

Roughly 66 million years ago an asteroid slammed into the Yucatan peninsula. New research shows darkness, not cold, likely drove a mass extinction after the impact. Courtesy/NASA

AGU News:

New research finds soot from global fires ignited by an asteroid impact could have blocked sunlight long enough to drive the mass extinction that killed most life on Earth, including the dinosaurs, 66 million years ago.

The Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event wiped out about 75 percent of all species on Earth. An asteroid impact at the tip of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula caused a period of prolonged cold


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