Environment

Los Alamos Field Office Publishes Annual Mitigation Plan

DOE News:

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)/National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Field Office has posted the most recent Mitigation Action Plan Annual Report (MAPAR) for the 2008 Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement for the Continued Operation of Los Alamos National Laboratory (DOE/EIS-0380).

This FY 2019 MAPAR covers the time period of Oct. 1, 2018 through Sept. 30, 2019. The report includes mitigations identified in the SWEIS Mitigation Action Plan (MAP) and mitigations identified in other National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents that have been rolled


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NMEDD Awards 1st Round Of Science & Tech Start Up Grants

iBeam Founder/President Vlad Matais takes National Academy of Sciences Board on a tour of his facility in Santa Fe. Courtesy/NMEDD

Petricor employee performs adjustments to the extruder on the X-BOT at the company facility in Clovis. Courtesy/NMEDD

NMEDD News:

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD) has awarded its first round of Business Start-Up Grants to five science and technology companies, Cabinet Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced today.

The purpose of the grants is to recognize and assist early stage companies developing a unique product or service,


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PEEC Hosts Leap Day Celebration Friday And Saturday

PEEC invites everyone to enjoy a showing of the full-dome film ‘Superpower Dogs’ at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. (Events in the planetarium are not recommended for kids under age 4.) Courtesy/PEEC

 

The community also is invited to join astronomer Galen Gisler 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Los Alamos Nature Center for a Leap Day potluck followed by night sky viewing. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Courtesy/PEEC

 PEEC News:

On this evening before leap day, join astronomer Galen Gisler in


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Daily Postcard: Moon And Venus Spotted Over White Rock

Daily Postcard: View of the moon and Venus at about 7:21 p.m. Thursday from White Rock. In reality, when it seems as though Venus and the moon come into contact Feb. 27, Venus was actually 84 million miles away from Earth, while the moon was 249,892 miles away. The meeting between the two planets is expected March 28 when the crescent moon creeps back toward Venus for a very similar event. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs


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SFNF Recruiting Archaeology Site Stewards

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — The Santa Fe National Forest is looking for site stewards to protect its wealth of archaeological sites rich with sherds, lithics and adobe pueblo remains.

The selected stewards will receive comprehensive training in a full-day session Saturday, March 21.

Because applicants must complete an application, which is then reviewed for eligibility, the Program must receive applications as early as possible.

The training covers the topics of safety, proper preparation, national forest regulations, historic preservation acts, sensitivity to the cultures, both prehistoric


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Weekly Fishing Report Feb. 27

By GEORGE MORSE
Sports & Outdoors
Los Alamos Daily Post

The weather turned sharply colder Monday night with a strong wind contributing to the chill.

The temperatures and wind chills dropped to below zero in Northeastern New Mexico. Walking from my truck to the gym for a basketball game was the coldest I’ve felt all winter long.

That said, the pattern lately is for temperatures to warm up quickly and be back in the 50’s in a couple of days. The weekend looks nice.

The lakes that had ice fishing last week are still holding up well. The good news is that Sunday (March 1) several lakes in Northeastern


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AGU: Wind Turbines Perturb Leeward Evening Temperatures

Wind turbines at farm in Texas. Courtesy/Wikimedia Commons

AGU News:

Single wind turbines and large wind farms modify local scales of atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) turbulence through different mechanisms dependent on location within the wind farm.

These changes in turbulence scales would most likely have notable influence on surface fluxes and microclimate during the afternoon and early evening stability transition. Profiles of Richardson number, shear and buoyancy from 1‐Hz tall‐tower measurements in and near a wind farm in an agricultural landscape were used to quantify departures


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