Environment

Scenes From Recent Trip On Ring Road In Iceland

What is thought to be a Common Murre stands alone on a small iceberg spotted by Los Alamos Daily Post photographer and videographer Nate Limback during his recent 8-day trip traveling the Ring Road in Iceland. Limback shares his photos of the wildlife, landscapes, waterfalls and icebergs he encountered along the 825 mile road. The Ring Road is the nickname of Route 1, Iceland’s main motorway. Since most of Iceland’s interior is uninhabitable wilderness, this highway only goes around the populated coastal areas. The Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss waterfalls, Dyrhólaey cliffs and


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State Office Of Natural Resources Seeking Project Ideas To Restore Resources Harmed By 2015 Gold King Mine Disaster

ONRT News:

The New Mexico Office of the Natural Resources Trustee (ONRT) is seeking ideas from the public for restoration projects to be funded through a proposed $1 million settlement with the mining defendants in litigation following the 2015 Gold King Mine release.

The mining defendants include Sunnyside Corporation and its parent companies, Kinross Gold Corporation and Kinross Gold, U.S.A., Inc. This outreach is an important step toward restoring natural resources affected by the release. 

In August 2015, a blowout at the Gold King Mine in Colorado released millions of gallons of water


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Fort Union National Monument Candlelight Tours Aug. 7

Six mule Army wagon at Fort Union National Monument. Courtesy/NPS

NPS News:

Fort Union National Monument announces Candlelight Tours, which will be offered  7:30-9 p.m., Saturday Aug. 7 in Waltrous, some 28 miles north of Las Vegas, N.M.

The event is free to the public.

During this evening event, visitors will be guided through the fort, and, through a series of vignettes performed by costumed actors and interpreters, will discover the intimate and compelling stories of those that once lived and worked at the fort.

Tour times are 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Flash photography is allowed


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Gifted Gardeners Bring Joy To Passersby In White Rock

‘We often walk past this beautifully cared for garden along N.M. 4 in White Rock. Many thanks to the gifted gardeners whose skills let us all enjoy this sight. As fairly new residents of this delightful town we love discovering the many lovely views, whether it is the mountains, the parks or the gorgeous gardens. What a treat!’ Andy and Linda Light of White Rock. Courtesy photo


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Daily Postcard: Rufous Hummingbird In White Rock

Daily Postcard: Adult male Rufous Hummingbird spotted Friday afternoon in White Rock. Rufous Hummingbirds have the hummingbird gift for fast, darting flight and pinpoint maneuverability. They are pugnacious birds that tirelessly chase away other hummingbirds, even in places they’re only visiting on migration. Like other hummers, they sip nectar and eat insects, taking them from spider webs or catching them in midair. Source: Cornell University. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Rufous Hummingbird spotted Friday afternoon in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Rufous Hummingbird spotted Friday


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White Rock Community Garden Now A Monarch Waystation

Monarch feasts on a butterfly bush the White Rock Community Garden. Courtesy/WRCG

Common milkweed among golden coreopsis at the White Rock Community Garden. Courtesy/WRCG

COMMUNITY News:

In 1992, Dr. Orley “Chip” Taylor, of the University of Kansas, founded Monarch Watch, which strives to provide the public with information about the biology of Monarch butterflies, their spectacular annual migration from Canada to Mexico, and how to use Monarchs to further science education in primary and secondary schools.

Currently, the organization engages in research on Monarch migration biology,


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