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Super Blue Moon Eclipse Jan. 31

on January 29, 2018 - 6:08am
Courtesy/NASA.gov
 
NMMNHS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  In the early morning hours of Wednesday, Jan. 31, a rare astronomical concurrence of events will include a full moon, a Supermoon and a Blue Moon that will be totally eclipsed!
 
Early risers can experience this phenomenon 5-7 a.m. at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, (weather permitting).
 
The phrase ‘Blue Moon’ has nothing to do with the color of the moon. The term is used to describe a second full moon during the same month. This ‘Blue Moon’ will turn red, which is what happens when there’s a total lunar eclipse.

Daily Postcard: Buck Caught Grazing In Quemazon

on January 29, 2018 - 5:59am
Daily Postcard: Hey mom, he’s eating your grass again. Photo by Trisha Ancell

Daily Postcard: Buck Spotted On Conoco Hill

on January 28, 2018 - 7:25am

Daily Postcard: Buck spotted Saturday morning on Conoco Hill near Arkansas Street. Photo by Aria Jones

PEEC And LAM Organize Moonlit Hiking Outing Jan. 30

on January 27, 2018 - 10:34am
Hike under the light of the full moon Jan. 30 with adventurer Jean Dewart. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) and the Los Alamos Mountaineers (LAM) are partnering to offer a guided, moonlit hike 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30, followed by an optional potluck dinner 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.
 
Join adventurer Jean Dewart on the local two-mile hike under the light of the full moon. Dewart is an avid Los Alamos skier, snowshoer, kayaker and hiker.

​​Conservation Voters New Mexico Releases 2018 Legislative Priorities

on January 27, 2018 - 9:32am
CVNM News:
 
SANTA FE  Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) released its legislative priorities Thursday, outlined in the first edition of CVNM’s legislative agenda, which includes priorities such as using Volkswagen settlement funds to transition from dirty diesel to clean electric school buses, protecting the Gila River and protecting ratepayers from PNM’s attempts to pass on the full cost of closing the San Juan Generating Station.
 
On behalf of its 12,000 members, CVNM advocates in the New Mexico Legislature for responsible public policies that represent the conservation values of

NMMNHS Lecture: Red Rocks From Earth To Mars

on January 27, 2018 - 9:07am

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science presents an evening lecture, ‘Red Rocks from Earth to Mars’ that looks at evidence for water-deposited sedimentary rocks discovered on Mars and small iron concretions called ‘blueberries’ found on the Red Planet. Courtesy/NMMNHS

NMMNHS News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Evidence for water-deposited sedimentary rocks discovered on Mars by the NASA Rovers, and small iron concretions called “blueberries” found on the Red Planet, will be discussed by University of Utah professor Marjorie A. Chan, Ph.D.

The lecture is 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan.

AGU: Stored Heat Released From Ocean Largely Responsible For Recent Streak Of Record Hot Years

on January 27, 2018 - 6:17am
Pacific Ocean sea surface temperatures, measured here in November 2015, surged during the 2014-2015 El Niño. New research finds this El Niño released excess heat stored in the Pacific Ocean since the 1990s. Courtesy/NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory.
 
AGU News:
 
Global temperatures spiked during the record warm years of 2014 to 2016 largely because El Niño released an unusually large amount of heat generated by greenhouse gas emissions and stored in the Pacific Ocean, a new study finds.
 
2014, 2015 and 2016 were the warmest consecutive years since temperature records began

Alaska Lifts Tsunami Warning Following 7.9 Earthquake

on January 27, 2018 - 5:53am
Courtesy/US National Tsunami Warning Center
 
HSNW News:
 
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake, which struck 170 miles off the Alaska coast early Tuesday, led the Alaska government to issue a tsunami advisory — but the warning was lifted four hours later.
 
The USGS reported the magnitude 7.9 quake at 12:31 a.m. Alaska time. Officials had feared that tsunami waves could reach far inland, and issued tsunami guidance for the entire coastal area stretching from Alaska to the U.S. border with Mexico.
 
A magnitude 7.9 earthquake, which struck 170 miles off the Alaska coast early Tuesday, led the

Experts To Preview Launch Of NOAA’s GOES-S Satellite

on January 26, 2018 - 8:21am
Technicians in the clean room at Astrotech Space Operations in Titusville, Fla. closely inspect and continue working to prepare NOAA's GOES-S for its March 1 launch. Credit/NOAA
 
NOAA News:
 
Top officials from NOAA, NASA and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection will hold a media teleconference to discuss how NOAA’s GOES-S, the second in a series of next-generation geostationary weather satellites, will help provide faster, more accurate data for tracking lightning, storm systems, wildfires, dense fog and other hazards that threaten the western U.S., Hawaii and

Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division Offers Free Cardboard Recycling Services To Busineses

on January 26, 2018 - 6:52am

Businesses are encouraged to utilize these 'cardboard only' bins offered free of charge to commercial customers. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

There are numerous benefits a business can enjoy from tossing corrugated cardboard into the recycling bin rather than in the trash. Besides helping the environment, it can help businesses save money.

Starting in September 2017, the Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division (ESD) has been offering cardboard recycling services free of charge to its commercial

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