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American Geophysical Union: New Research Shows Warming, Acidic Oceans May Nearly Eliminate Coral Reef Habitats By 2100

Coral bleaching happens when corals are stressed by conditions such as high temperatures. According to new research, rising sea surface temperatures and acidic waters could eliminate nearly all existing coral reef habitats by 2100. Courtesy/USGS

AGU News:

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Rising sea surface temperatures and acidic waters could eliminate nearly all existing coral reef habitats by 2100, suggesting restoration projects in these areas will likely meet serious challenges, according to new research presented here Monday at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020.

Scientists project 70 to 90


House Passes Public Regulation Commission Overhaul Bill

PRC Chief of Staff Jason Montoya

The New Mexican

After three hours of debate, the House passed legislation late Sunday that would dramatically alter the structure of the state commission that regulates utility companies in New Mexico following frustration from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and other elected officials over how it has functioned.

In a 36-34 vote, the House approved a plan to shift nearly every division within the Public Regulation Commission to another state agency that is under the authority of the governor. It also would make the PRC chief of staff a position


State Republican Party: Progressive Democrats Red Flag Bill Violates New Mexicans Constitutional Rights

From the Republican Party of New Mexico:

ALBUQUERQUE — Last night’s New Mexico House passage of SB5, known as the Red Flag bill, is the latest example of how left-leaning Democrats are tearing away at the fabric of our great state.

By a vote of 39-31, the House snatched away New Mexicans’ Constitutional rights. This legislation, allowing authorities to confiscate firearms if they feel a homeowner may be a threat to himself or others, clearly violates peoples’ 2nd Amendment rights, due process and search and seizure protocol. The bill is essentially a progressive Democrats’


Los Alamos Police Blotter: Feb. 5 To Feb. 11, 2020

LAPD News:

The following information is provided by the Los Alamos Police Department.

Neither arrests nor charges indicate a conviction, and neither means that a person is guilty of the charges filed against them.



Feb. 5 at 2:02 p.m. / Police arrested Gilbert Romero, 38, of Cordova at the Española Police Department on an outstanding Municipal Court warrant.




Feb. 5 at 6:16 p.m. / Police arrested Philbert Lopez, 35, of Española at the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office on an arrest order.






Feb. 6 at


Governor Makes Historic Appointment To Appeals Court

Shammara Haley Henderson


SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has appointed Shammara Haley Henderson to fill a vacancy on the New Mexico Court of Appeals.

Henderson is a former assistant U.S. attorney who has been in private practice in Albuquerque since 2017. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law and has an undergraduate degree from American University in Washington, D.C.

She is the first African-American to be appointed to the New Mexico Court of Appeals, according to Aja Brooks, president of the New Mexico Black Lawyers Association.

Henderson also