1. The traditional idea of the radiation belts includes a larger, more dynamic outer belt and a smaller, more stable inner belt with an empty slot region separating the two. However, a new study based on data from NASA’s Van Allen Probes shows that all three regions—the inner belt, slot region, and outer belt—can appear differently depending on the energy of electrons considered and general conditions in the magnetosphere. 2. At the highest electron energies measured—above 1 MeV—researchers saw electrons in the outer belt only. 3. The radiation belts look much different at the lowest electron
Los Alamos Nature Center today blanketed in snow. Photo by Jonathan Creel
The Los Alamos Nature Center is closed today due to snow. In addition, tonight’s nature center program, Los Alamos History Museum Takes Over the Nature Center, also is cancelled.
Check Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s website for updates and future events.
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains,
But first the bad news:
It’s all about the number.
Anybody interested in environmental issues at Los Alamos National Laboratorywas waiting for thenumber. The number this year is 189.
That’s $189 million, of course, and it’s the amount of money in the President’s request to Congress for funding environmental programs at LANL for next year. (The number is actually $189.6, but I’m rounding down because it’s the millions part of the number that counts, not the rounding.). The number
Did you ever wonder how homesteaders enjoyed and relied on nature? What did nature mean to the Los Alamos Ranch School?
Find out 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Enjoy photos and conversations with experts from Los Alamos History Museum about the history of our connection to the Pajarito Plateau. Kids can explore the coloring station with scenes from homesteading and the Ranch School. Come with your own stories to share about what being outdoors in Los Alamos means to you!
Judith Machen, co-author of Homesteading on the Pajarito Plateau, will be on hand
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Nuclear Waste Partnership, LLC (NWP) for violations of DOE worker safety and health and nuclear safety requirements.
Concurrently, DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) issued a PNOV to Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) for violations of DOE’s nuclear safety requirements. Issuance of these PNOVs marks the completion of DOE’s investigations and enforcement process regarding two events in 2014 at DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP).
Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety (CCNS) has announced that U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Ernest Moniz recently said the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) would again dispose of plutonium-contaminated nuclear weapons waste in the deep geologic dump by the end of 2016.
WIPP has been shut down for two years following a truck fire and radiation release that contaminated 22 workers and the underground facility. Moniz made his remarks on February 9th when the Obama Administration released its proposed fiscal year 2017 budget, which includes $266 million for WIPP.
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