Daily Postcard: Some furry friends float above White Rock Easter Sunday. Photo by Zhen Huang
An Easter bunny cloud floats over Los Alamos and White Rock a few years ago. Photo by Zhen Huang
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County Environmental Services News:
The recycling world can be confusing as the rules change often. One item that confuses a lot of people is which battery can be recycled and which battery can be tossed in the trash.
This article covers what can and cannot be thrown in the trash, a little background as to why, and where to take batteries that need to be recycled.
In the past, single-use batteries commonly found in households (AA, AAA, 9V, D-cell, Etc.) could not be thrown in the trash mainly because they were created with chemicals and metals that were hazardous.
Now, single-use alkaline batteries
Bottle Consortium. Courtesy/LANL
Earth Week is April 16-22, and New Mexicans are coming out of their collective COVID-19 cocoons to find they’ve wracked up even more plastic waste in the form of old take-out containers and used PPE.
Los Alamos biochemist Taraka Dale is offering a free, public talk, 5:30-7 p.m. Monday, April 19, via Webex on how Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Smart Microbial Cell Technology could not only accelerate the breakdown of existing plastics but also engineer bio-friendly ones in the future.
Dale is the Lab’s team lead for the new BOTTLE Consortium,
Los Alamos Historical Society News:
The Los Alamos Historical Society, Los Alamos County Library System and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center are teaming up to bring programs about gardening to the community. There will be a series of five workshops, lectures, and events in April and May.
Gardening and farming have always been part of life on the Pajarito Plateau, from Ancestral Puebloans to Homesteading Farms to Victory Gardens of WWII and the Master Gardeners and hobbyists of today.
In 1944, the community created a space for victory gardens east of the Fuller Lodge lawn. These
Sys Hansana and daughter Vivien Hansana keep a close eye on the action as Ryker Black stands ready to hit an incoming pitch during a rousing family softball game outside a residence Wednesday on Rover Boulevard in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
Ryker Black, left, and Sys Hansana watch Vivien Hansana smack the ball during a family softball game Wednesday in White Rock. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
Lara Black throws the ball for son Ryker Black during a family softball game Wednesday at a residence on Rover Boulevard. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com
Daily Postcard: One of the first hummingbirds of the season (looking a bit weathered) is spotted sipping water from a feeder Thursday at a residence in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs
Hummingbird with ruffled feathers perched at a feeder Thursday in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs
Yellow Oregon grape flowers begin to open recently on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan
A purple vinca major blooms recently on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan
A dandelion pushes through rocks into the sun recently on Barranca Mesa. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan
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