Environment

Adult And Baby Goats At Nature Center Wednesday

Goats from Second Bloom Farm and Gypsy Mountain Ranch are visiting the nature center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Meet adult and baby goats on Wednesday, July 18 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. and is part of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings series, which is sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union.

Join Second Bloom Farm and Gypsy Mountain Ranch to learn what it’s like to live on a modern, small-scale goat farm on the Pajarito Plateau. Debbie Wood of Second Bloom Farm and Jessie Ross of Gypsy Mountain Ranch will discuss


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How The Hen House Turns: Animal Bonding

Even the squirrels will stop and stare, posing nicely, if I talk sweet nothings to them. Courtesy photo
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
We have never owned a horse, but I would love to have had one, plus several to keep it company–now that I’ve read about them and their remarkable history with humans. What an incredible tolerance they have had for us. Why did they adapt to our demands over so many thousands of years? What in their nature allowed that, given their preference for living wild in small bands?
 
It makes me wonder how long we have domesticated chickens.

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Scenes From Farmers Market July 12

Scene from the July 12 Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Scene from the July 12 Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Scene from the July 12 Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Scene from the July 12 Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Mendez Produce from El Guque, NM. Courtesy photo

Scene from the July 12 Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Scene from the July 12 Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo


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Benson: A World-Changing Rescue…

By JODY BENSON
Los Alamos Environmentalist

In Thailand just a few days ago, 12 kids and their coach were rescued after surviving two weeks in pitch darkness, not knowing if anybody knew where they were, if anybody would ever find them, if they would die, one by one, running out of oxygen, clinging to the slippery rock on the cold, wet ledge, the last one left to die all alone in absolute darkness.

We watched as the world came together to get those kids out of the cave. It was a miraculous effort that cost Saman Kunan his life. Kunan, his family, and the world were willing to make that sacrifice. For those


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Scenes From Rotary End-Of-Year Banquet

Rotary Club President Laura Loy welcomes members and their families to the Club’s annual end-of-the-year potluck and awards banquet at the end of June at the Posse Lodge. Courtesy photo

Rotary Club Past Presidents join Past President Jim Nesmith at the Posse Lodge as he honors out-going President Laura Loy with her own Rotary Club Past President pin. Courtesy photo

Vincent Chiravelle is pinned with his Rotary Club President pin by Rotary District 5520 Assistant Governor Pat Murray of Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

Rotarians step out in fine form while learning how to line dance at the Club’s


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LANL Releases Radionuclide Air Emissions Report

Map of LANL air sampling stations around Los Alamos County and regional Northern New Mexico. Not all are EPA Compliance points; some are for facility environmental surveillance. Courtesy image
 
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Laboratory has released its 2017 Radionuclide Air Emissions report, which indicates that the highest effective dose equivalent (EDE) to an off-site member of the public for last year was 0.47 mrem. The annual limit is 10 millirem per year as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The


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Rendija Canyon Cow Spotted Exploring Barranca Mesa

A cow thought to be from Rendija Canyon was spotted shortly after 5 a.m. today exploring the Tunyo Street neighborhood on Barranca Mesa. Nobody seems to know who owns the cow, which apparently escaped through fencing on Rendija Road. Other cows have been observed in the past few days in the Guaja Pines area. Photo by Erica Gorman


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Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum: July 18 Talk ‘Can Organisms Drive Their Evolution?’

Nelson Hoffman presents a lecture during the 2017 Los Alamos Faith and Science series. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum News:

Nelson Hoffman presents the next talk in the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series Wednesday, July 18. The title of Hoffman’s talk is “Can Organisms Drive Their Evolution?”. The theme of the 2018 Summer Series is “Purposeful Evolution”.

A growing group of researchers within evolutionary biology seeks to put new emphasis on a set of ideas that differ considerably from the gene-centric viewpoint of Neo-Darwinism. In the Neo-Darwinian view


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MPNHP-Los Alamos Friends Group And National Park Service Sign Philanthropic Partnership Agreement

Members of the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park – Los Alamos gathered Friday afternoon for a special signing ceremony with the National Park Service at the powerhouse (stone house) on Bathtub Row. Back row from left, Ranger Josh Nelson and Board members Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher; LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan; Vice President/County Councilor Rick Reiss; Treasurer Ron Wilkins; Metzger’s General Manager David Jolly; Shannon Corporation owner Shannon C’de Baca and Karen Henderson.


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Scenes From ScienceFest Discovery Day At Pond

This young engineer builds a circuit during ScienceFest Discovery Day, which drew a big crowd today to Ashley Pond Park and the lawn area at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Discovery Day visitors stroll among the bubbles from the Los Alamos County booth at Ashely Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Albert Einstein (aka Katy Korkos) gets an idea at ScienceFest today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
This little shark found a shark’s tooth at the United Way of Northern New Mexico/Los Alamos Daily

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Singing Scientist Curious Chris Performs July 17

LA HISTORY MUSEUM News:

Mix music, science and history together and you get Curious Chris the Singing Scientist!

The Los Alamos History Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District will present a special History Adventures program for 1st through 6th graders the morning of Tuesday, July 17.

Curious Chris will be singing the Symbols of Enchantment, hands-on science songs about New Mexico’s state symbols.

Children going into 1st–3rd grade meet 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Fuller Lodge Lawn (caregivers, please stay with your children). Children going into 4th-6th grade meet 10:45-11:45 a.m.


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ScienceFest: Scenes From PEEC Electric Car Show Today

Los Alamos County’s fleet maintence employee Matthew Lengyel checks out a County’s hybrid car, which is one of two hybrid cars in the County’s motor pool. The Ford C-Max was displayed during the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s electric car show today in the parking lot at the Los Alamos Nature Center. In addition to hybrid cars, electric cars, electric bicycles and even a home-made electric motorcycle were showcased. There also were a number of cars available for test drives. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Paul Frederickson and PEEC volunteer


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Nature Center Planetarium Programs Today, Sunday

Two special planetarium programs are at the nature center this weekend. Saturday Steve Becker will give a preview of the Pajarito Astronomers Dark Night program. Sunday visit the NM PBS Science Café and watch segments of Day the Dinosaurs Died and hear from a panel of asteroid experts. Courtesy/NM PBS

PEEC News:

Today and Sunday, the community is invited to attend two special planetarium programs at the Los Alamos Nature Center.

Saturday afternoon, tour the heavens at a preview of the Pajarito Astronomers Dark Night program and Sunday, watch segments of Day


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Why Zero Waste?

Members of the Zero Waste Subcommittee meeting recently at the Los Alamos County Eco Station. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

ZWLA News:

Did you know that Los Alamos has a Zero Waste Subcommittee (ZWLA)? This group started as a subcommittee of the Environmental Sustainability Board and now welcomes participation from others who want to contribute to the Zero Waste aspect of environmental sustainability.

There are representatives from the Los Alamos High School Eco Club, Sierra Club and Pajarito Environmental Education Center. Anyone interested in attending a meeting should


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