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USDA New Mexico And Arizona State Directors Celebrate Funding For High-Speed Internet System To Navajo Nation


USDA News:

ALBUQUERQUE — United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) New Mexico State Director Patricia Dominguez and Arizona State Director Charlene Fernandez jointly celebrated Tuesday the funding of a high-speed internet system to the Navajo Nation.

The celebration is in conjunction with last week’s announcement made by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack that USDA is investing $5.2 billion to build and improve critical infrastructure throughout the country. The investments will help expand access to clean water and reliable electricity in people’s homes and businesses, Read More

Tsunamis Magnetic Fields Detectable Before Sea Level Change

The aftermath of a 2010 tsunami in Chile, which was analyzed in a new study in JGR Solid Earth. Earlier warnings made possible by the study of tsunami-generated magnetic fields could better prepare coastal areas for impending disasters. Courtesy/International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

AGU News:

WASHINGTON — A new study finds the magnetic field generated by a tsunami can be detected a few minutes earlier than changes in sea level and could improve warnings of these giant waves.

Tsunamis generate magnetic fields as they move conductive seawater through the Earth’s Read More

DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration Nuclear Nonproliferation Annual Report Delivered To Congress

NNSA News:

WASHINGTON — The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) released Prevent, Counter, and Respond—NNSA’s Plan to Reduce Global Nuclear Threats (NPCR) FY 2022-2026.

This annual report highlights some of today’s most pressing nuclear and radiological challenges and how DOE/NNSA provides cross-cutting capabilities to help:

  • Prevent adversaries from acquiring nuclear weapons or weapons-usable materials, technology, and expertise;
  • Counter efforts to acquire such weapons or materials; and
  • Respond to nuclear and radiological incidents
Read More

Heinrich Introduces CARE Act To Bring $29.4M Annually To New Mexico To Combat Substance Use Epidemic

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) joined more than  100 Democratic Senate and House members to reintroduce the bicameral Comprehensive Addiction Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, to fight the substance use disorder crisis, including the use of both opioids and stimulants.

The CARE Act would provide state and local governments with $125 billion in federal funding over ten years, including nearly $1 billion per year directly to Tribal governments and organizations. New Mexico would receive an estimated $29.4 million annually, Read More

Los Alamos High School Cheerleaders Named All-Americans

LAHS Cheerleaders, from left, Haileigh Walkoviak, Hannah Jameson, Megan Martinez and Aliana Montoya traveled to Hawaii as part of a select group of cheerleaders and dancers chosen as All-Americans by Varsity Spirit. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Earlier this month, four members of the Los Alamos High School Cheerleading Squad traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii with their coach and family members to participate in the Varsity Spirit Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade.

They are among more than 600 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the country representing the camp brands of Varsity Spirit. Read More

Sneezes, Rain Clouds & Ink Jets: NIST Improves Ability Of Optical Microscopes To Measure Volume Of Microdroplets

Microscopy of microdroplet volume and nanoplastic concentration. Courtesy/K. Dill/NIST

NIST News:

Sneezes, rain clouds, and ink jet printers: They all produce or contain liquid droplets so tiny it would take several billion of them to fill a liter bottle.

Measuring the volume, motion and contents of microscopic droplets is important for studying how airborne viruses spread (including those that cause COVID-19), how clouds reflect sunlight to cool the Earth, how ink jet printers create finely detailed patterns, and even how a soda bottle fragments into nanoscale plastic particles that Read More

New Mexico Delegation Calls For Increased Oversight At CoreCivic Detention Facility In Torrance County After Asylum Seekers Face Barriers To Legal Representation


WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representatives Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.) and Teresa Leger Fernández (D-N.M.) are calling on U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials to increase oversight on CoreCivic’s management of the Torrance County Detention Facility (Torrance) in Estancia, after Haitian asylum seekers have faced significant barriers to legal counsel.

“In May 2021, DHS publicly stated it would not tolerate the mistreatment of individuals in civil immigration detention or substandard Read More

Honoring Veterans: Wreaths Across America At Guaje Pines

The grave of Veteran and longtime Los Alamos physician John S. Benson at Guaje Pines. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos

This frigid Saturday morning at Guaje Pines Cemetery in Los Alamos, members of the community put evergreen wreaths on the graves of veterans (during the Wreaths Across America event). Each veteran was marked with a little orange survey flag that some organization had taken hours to locate and place.

The slope of our beautiful cemetery was blooming with flags erect in the frozen ground. 

Somehow, 65 of the 300 wreaths hadn’t gotten here, so instead of laying a wreath, we Read More

Fox News OpEd By Sens. Heinrich, Blunt: Democrats And Republicans Can Work Together To Save America’s Wildlife


WASHINGTON, D.C. — In an op-ed published by Fox News, U.S. Senators Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) describe how their bipartisan Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (RAWA) of 2021 would invest in proactive, on-the-ground conservation work led by states, territories, and Tribal nations to support the long-term health of fish and wildlife habitat all across America.

These locally-driven, science-based strategies would restore populations of species with the greatest conservation need.

Since introduction, the legislation has gained significant momentum Read More

Assistant Secretary Tanya Trujillo Highlights Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Investments In Drought Mitigation During New Mexico Visit

Assistant Secretary Tanya Trujillo

DOI News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Tanya Trujillo was in Albuquerque Friday to highlight the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s $8.3 billion investments water management and drought resilience.

During her visit, Assistant Secretary Trujillo met with City of Albuquerque and Bernalillo County officials, members of the healthcare community and Urban Waters federal partners, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Assistant Read More