Environment

Zero Waste Team: Don’t Throw Away Those Food Scraps! Upcycle Them!

ZERO WASTE News:

What do you think when you hear the word upcycle? What does upcycle mean? What does it have to do with food?

Upcycle or upcycling is a practice of creating a useable product from unwanted items or adding value to existing product in some way.

To reduce waste and improve efficiency of resources we use is the purpose of upcycling.

Why is it a good idea to upcycle leftover food or food scraps? To put it simply, no amount of food waste is too small. When we upcycle food scraps, we help lower the amount of food waste in America.

In 2020 in the United States alone 80 billion lbs. of food was thrown


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PEEC: Enterprise Bank Steps In To Save The Day!

Free backyard composting program from Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Zero Waste Team, and Keep New Mexico True. Courtesy/PEEC

Enterprise Los Alamos Region President Liddie Martinez

PEEC News:

The free backyard composting program from Los Alamos County Environmental Services, Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Los Alamos Zero Waste Team, and Keep New Mexico True has been so popular that all of the compost bins were spoken for, when Enterprise Bank & Trust’s Los Alamos Region President Liddie Martinez reached


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LANL Team Develops Software Package Known As CICE To Model Changes In Sea Ice

A CICE Consortium graphic of sea-ice physics illustrates complexity and breadth of variables at play. LANL image

LANL News:

The Polar Regions on Earth—the areas around the North and South Poles—have about 9 million square miles of sea ice floating in their oceans. Once inhabited by very few people, the Polar Regions are now home to more people than ever before; there are more than 4 million people living in the Arctic.

These regions are important to industries such as commercial shipping and fishing, mining, energy, recreation and tourism, scientific research, and even military bases and defense


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County: Lose The Waste Webinar Hosted By Shelby Wood

COUNTY News:

Shelby Wood is hosting a “Lose The Waste Webinar” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 that is open to the public.

Wood is graduating in May 2021 from Arizona State University with her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science. With a strong appreciation for the environment and natural world, she strives to make changes in her daily life to live more sustainably.

Her presentation will focus on the impacts of food waste and help share advice or strategies that she uses in her own life to reduce the amount of waste that is created. Living sustainably can be difficult in the world we live


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State Files Lawsuit To Halt Holtec Nuclear Storage Facility

Attorney General Hector Balderas

AG News:

SANTA FE — Attorney General Hector Balderas announced Monday that the State of New Mexico has filed suit against the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC or the Commission) and the United States seeking to stop them from indefinitely storing the nation’s supply of high level radioactive waste in southeastern New Mexico.

The complaint alleges that the NRC is acting beyond the scope of its authority in licensing the proposed interim storage facility to be located in Lea and Eddy County and that the interim storage facility will jeopardize


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Weekly Fishing Report: March 30, 2021

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

It looks like March will live up to its reputation of coming in like a lion and going out like a lamb. The last few days of the month and the first few days of April are looking very spring-like with warm temperatures and the typical spring winds.

There’s been a lot of robins hanging around and the apricot trees are starting to bloom. Honey bees are starting to be active and the early spring bulbs like crocuses are blooming.

Now is a good time of year to catch a bigger-than-average trout. The warming shallows will attract trout that have held over


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Valles Caldera National Preserve Plans Spring Prescribed Burns To Reduce Fuel Loads, Improve Forest Resilience

Prescribed burns planned April 5 to May 31 in the southwest corner of the Valles Caldera to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat and create healthier forest and watershed ecosystems. Post file photo

NPS News:

JEMEZ SPRINGS — The National Park Service (NPS) plans prescribed burns in the southwest corner of Valles Caldera National Preserve this spring to reduce hazardous fuels, improve wildlife habitat and create healthier forest and watershed ecosystems.

Fire managers with Valles Caldera National Preserve will take advantage of expected favorable conditions to conduct two


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U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján Visits Rio Arriba County, Celebrates USDA Decision To Fully Compensate Farmers And Ranchers

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján speaks with Rio Arriba County farmers and ranchers. Courtesy photo

U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján speaks with Rio Arriba County farmers and ranchers. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján:

TIERRA AMARILLA — U.S. Sen. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), a member of the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, visited Rio Arriba County to celebrate recent announcements by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The announcements reflect the USDA agreeing to fully compensate farmers and ranchers for unfair changes made to the Non-insured Crop Disaster


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PEEC: Celebrate Earth Day Your Way! April 22-30

Join PEEC for the Earth Day Your Way challenge, sponsored by Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry. Participants are encouraged to spend time outdoors however they like the week of Earth Day and receive a special t-shirt to commemorate their participation in the challenge. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) for Earth Day Your Way, sponsored by Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry.

This year, PEEC is challenging community members to get outside and move “YOUR WAY” to celebrate Earth Day. Run a 5K, take a hike, plant a garden, watch the birds in the


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