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SANTA FE — The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) today issued an administrative compliance order to the United States Air Force for ongoing violations of state law related to the protection of groundwater resources.
The administrative compliance order seeks immediate compliance with groundwater discharge permitting requirements and assesses a civil penalty of $1,699,872.60.
In 2018, the state began protecting groundwater resources from three per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals, a group of manmade chemicals known to cause adverse health effects.
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Howler monkey. Courtesy/UofW
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Deforestation is changing the way monkeys communicate in their natural habitat, according to a new study.
This study, led by an anthropologist at the University of Waterloo, offers the first evidence in animal communication scholarship of differences in vocal behaviors in response to different types of forest edge areas.
Working in a tropical lowland rainforest in Costa Rica, the researchers examined how human-caused forest habitat changes have affected vegetation and, in turn, the rate and length of howling by the group-living
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Basket of Gold (Alyssum montanum). Courtesy/LAMG
For anyone desiring inspiration for this year’s garden or landscaping, now is the time to register for the Master Gardener course offered by the Los Alamos County and New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service.
Classes begin Feb. 4 and run through April 25, 6-9 p.m. each Tuesday in Fuller Lodge, and are open to anyone who desires to learn more about gardening.
Each of the 13 classes will be taught by specialists from New Mexico State University and Los Alamos County Agent – Carlos Valdez. A few of the numerous
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Explore the fascinating world of fractals at 7 p.m. Friday in the planetarium at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
Journey into the never-ending world of fractals in an amazing tour of science, math and art at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
Peter Polko will show the award-winning, full-dome planetarium show “Fantastic Fractals”. This show takes viewers on a tour of the fractals in nature and zooms through infinitely complex mathematical fractions.
Featuring original music, the show is both educational and highly entertaining and is appropriate
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William Perry Pendley Reauthorized As Acting Director Of BLM, Groups Protest His Arrival In Grand Junction
An unwelcoming committee waits for Acting Deputy Director William Perry Pendley to arrive Thursday at the Bureau of Land Management office in Grand Junction, Colo. Courtesy photo
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An eyewitness at the scene of a buck tangled up in a hammock today commended Los Alamos police officers for their compassionate actions in freeing the trapped animal. ‘LAPD did a heroic job getting this thrashing buck untangled from a backyard hammock this afternoon in Los Alamos,’ he told the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Jim O’Donnell
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Starmer’s Gulch at center left on map. Courtesy/LANL
NNSA FIELD OFFICE News:
The Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration’s Los Alamos Field Office (NA-LA) has issued a Floodplain Statement of Findings, Los Alamos National Laboratory Starmer’s Gulch Floodplain Assessment for the Fencing Project at Technical Area-08.
NA-LA is proposing to take action within the Starmer’s Gulch 100-year floodplain at Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Technical Area-08.
The action consists of the installation of approximately 4-5 T-posts by hand and strung with barbed 3-wire perimeter
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