Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Thom Mason presented a talk Thursday evening about leveraging the nation’s scientific base against national security threats.
Mason was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Los Alamos Committee on Arms Control and International Security meeting at the United Church
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SANTA FE – The Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Thursday issued a closure order for the entire length of Forest Road (FR) 418 and the segments of Forest Roads (FR) 31 and 27 that cross the Abiquiu Land Grant on the Española Ranger District.
The closure order, which is in effect Dec. 19, 2019 to April 1, 2020, unless it is rescinded earlier, is intended to protect SFNF and Abiquiu Land Grant resources, including roads, soils and vegetation, that could be damaged by use during the wet winter season.
The specific areas affected by this closure order are:
- FR 31 where it passes through the
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The Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road. Courtesy/PEEC
The Los Alamos Nature Center, operated by Pajarito Environmental Education Center at 2600 Canyon Road, has scheduled the following events for the month of January:
Wednesday, Jan. 1
New Year. Same Birds.
Get a jump start on your 2020 birding list by joining us for a morning of birding on New Year’s Day. Or try something new in the New Year! Joe Fitzgibbon and Bob Walker will lead this outing. 6:30 AM – 12:00 PM Admission: Free. More information at peecnature.org.
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2019 Lawyer of the Year Eric Jantz outside State District Court with Multi-Cultural Alliance for a Safe Environment Laura Watchempino of Acoma Pueblo and Candice Head-Dylla of Bluewater Valley Downstream Alliance. Courtesy photo
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ALBUQUERQUE – Staff Attorney Eric Jantz for the nonprofit New Mexico Environmental Law Center (Law Center), is being honored by the Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law section of the New Mexico Bar Association as Lawyer of the Year.
Jantz has been with the Law Center for 18 years and focuses much of his efforts on uranium mining impacts
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As part of a research project to help establish standards for photon-counting detectors, NIST physicist Thomas Gerrits adjusts the laser beam hitting a detector. The squiggly overhead light helps researchers see the lab setup without disturbing the detectors, which are insensitive to blue light. Photo by J. Burrus/NIST
Since the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) built its first superconducting devices for counting photons (the smallest units of light) in the 1990s, these once-rare detectors have become popular research tools all over the world. Now, NIST
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Recycling can be a tricky business. It is easy to wonder which bin an item should be tossed into or if it can even go into a recycling bin.
The Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division is attempting to make the process easier with a new resource. This week, the ESD rolled out a new app and website platform, called Recycle Coach.
The Recycle Coach app can be downloaded from Google Play or the Apple Store, ESD Senior Office Specialist Joshua Levings said.
Residents can sign up for real-time notifications and reminders about
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Cadets in the Museum’s summer camp Wheels Up program test high-altitude pressure suits they built to protect marshmallows. Cadets were given nitrile gloves, sealable food bags, and tape and told to use their imagination. Their designs were tested in a vacuum jar. Registration for summer camp in Alamogordo and Las Cruces is now open and available on the Museum’s website. Courtesy/NMMSH
ALAMOGORDO – In mid-August 2020, NASA is sending a new generation rover to Mars as part of the Mars Exploration Program.
The mission will search for signs of past microbial life, characterize the
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