Environment

AGU: Study Shows Reaching Zero Net Carbon Emissions Surprisingly Feasible And Affordable

Infographic details way U.S. can reach carbon neutrality by mid-century. Photo by Jenny Nuss/LLLNL

AGU News:

WASHINGTON—Reaching zero net emissions of carbon dioxide from energy and industry by 2050 can be accomplished by rebuilding U.S. energy infrastructure to run primarily on renewable energy, at a net cost of about $1 per person per day, according to new research.

In a new study in AGU Advances, which publishes high-impact, open-access research and commentary across the Earth and space sciences, researchers created the first published roadmap specifying how to achieve carbon neutrality


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Wildfire Preparedness Is Year-Round: Resolve To Be Ready

Get prepared: Identify areas of home needing to be addressed before fire season. Courtesy/facnm.org

SFNF News:

SANTA FE — Recognizing that longer, more extreme fire seasons are likely to continue, the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is working with partners at other forests, agencies and non-governmental organizations to launch a 2021 campaign to promote wildfire preparedness with a different theme for each month of the year.

The message for January: resolve to be ready.

The beginning of a new year, when the risk of wildfire is relatively low, is a good time to start thinking about what you


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Los Alamos National Laboratory Names Lisa Danielson Director Of The Center For Space And Earth Sciences

Lisa Danielson is the new director of the Center for Space and Earth Science. Courtesy/LANLLANL News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory has named Lisa Danielson the new director for the Center for Space and Earth Science.

As one of six strategic centers within the National Security Education Center, CSES is a multi- and Interdisciplinary Center for Astrophysics, Near Space Environment, Planetary Science, Geophysics, Earth Systems and Climate, and Bioscience.

CSES provides a gateway for collaborations with academic institutions in these science areas, provides external visibility and


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DPU Shares Environmental Survey Results With Board

COUNTY News:

Results of a survey conducted by Triton Polling & Research on behalf of the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) were shared with the Board of Public Utilities at the Wednesday, Jan. 20 monthly meeting.

A sample of Los Alamos citizens were asked to indicate their level of either support for or opposition to DPU’s environmental goals.

The survey concludes that the majority of respondents support all environmental goals adopted by the Board in October 2020.

Seventy-seven percent of citizens express support for DPU’s goal to be a carbon-neutral electric provider


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Construction On New Waste Water Treatment Plant In White Rock Expected To Get Underway This Year

Aerial view of the wastewater treatment plant that has run its course in White Rock. Courtesy/LAC

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily
kirsten@ladailypost.com

The Department of Public Utilities (DPU) worked to keep it operational, but the White Rock Wastewater Treatment Plant has outlived its usefulness.

Residents learned about the treatment plant’s replacement during a virtual public hearing Thursday night.

“The current White Rock wastewater plant was built in 1960s,” DPU Engineering Project Manager Clay Moseley said. “It’s served its functional life. I think we gotten everything


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NNSA: Aerial Radiation Assessment Ahead Of Super Bowl

A twin-engine Bell 412 helicopter, equipped with sensitive, state-of-the-art passive radiation sensing technology will conduct measurements Feb. 1-3 over Tampa. Courtesy DOE/NNSA

Measuring naturally occurring background radiation. Courtesy DOE/NNSA

NNSA News:

  • Residents may see low-altitude aircraft near Super Bowl LV activities

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) will conduct low-altitude helicopter flights over downtown Tampa and its surrounding areas Monday, Feb. 1, through Wednesday, Feb. 3, to measure


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