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AGU: Researchers Get ‘Whale’s-Eye View’ Of Antarctic Sea Ice

Cameras attached to the backs of Antarctic minke whales with suction cups. The footage shows scientists how these mysterious creatures feed and respond to different amounts of sea ice. Photo by Jacob Linsky/NMFS

AGU News:

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Cameras attached to a rare species of Antarctic whale are giving scientists an unprecedented view of how the whales survive in their sea ice habitat, according to new research presented here at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020.

In a recent study, scientists attached tags to 30 Antarctic minke whales, a small and little-known species of baleen whale, to better


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Bill Creating Path To Import Drugs From Canada Sent To Gov

 

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. Courtesy/The Governor’s Office

By MICHAEL GERSTEIN
The New Mexican

A bill that would create a potential pathway for New Mexico to import prescription drugs from Canada is now on its way to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s desk, where it is expected to be signed into law.

The House unanimously approved Senate Bill 1, which calls for the state to create a plan for Canadian drug imports, late Sunday night in a 68-0 vote after the Senate previously passed the measure. The governor expressed support for the proposal in a statement Sunday night.

“This measure received


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75th Anniversary Of Trinity Site: NMMSH Hosts Motor Coach Tour

The world’s first atomic bomb mounted inside the tower at Trinity Site. The steel frame of the tower was almost completely destroyed by the detonation. Courtesy/WSMR

Workers carefully unload the core of the atomic bomb at the McDonald House, about three miles from Trinity Site. The core was assembled inside a clean room at the house. Courtesy/WSMR

NMMSH News:

ALAMOGORDO — July 16, 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of an event that was destined to change the course of world history.

On that day in 1945, the United States secretly detonated the first atomic bomb at Trinity Site in New Mexico.

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American Geophysical Union: New Research Shows Warming, Acidic Oceans May Nearly Eliminate Coral Reef Habitats By 2100

Coral bleaching happens when corals are stressed by conditions such as high temperatures. According to new research, rising sea surface temperatures and acidic waters could eliminate nearly all existing coral reef habitats by 2100. Courtesy/USGS

AGU News:

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Rising sea surface temperatures and acidic waters could eliminate nearly all existing coral reef habitats by 2100, suggesting restoration projects in these areas will likely meet serious challenges, according to new research presented here Monday at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2020.

Scientists project 70 to 90


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Scenes From CD3 Candidate Valerie Plame Event

Los Alamos Democrats Andrea Determan, left, and Public Education Commissioner Karyl Ann Armbruster, right, host a meet & greet for Congressional District 3 candidate Valerie Plame, center, Wednesday at Bathtub Row Brewery Co-op. Courtesy photo
The crowd listens as CD3 candidate Valerie Plame speaks during the meet & greet Wednesday evening at Bathtub Row Brewery Co-op for. Courtesy photo
Another crowd scene from the meet & greet for CD3 candidate Valerie Plame Wednesday evening at Bathtub Row Brewery Co-op. Courtesy photo
Earlier in the day Wednesday, CD3 candidate Valerie

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Smith’s Pharmacist Katie Fry Prepares Mission To Haiti

Here the smallest patients can receive the care, nutrition and information that could change their lives. Donations are being accepted at Smith’s stores in Los Alamos and White Rock. Courtesy photo

Local Smith’s Pharmacist Katie Fry stands with a patient from her volunteer work in Haiti. Courtesy photo

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Los Alamos

One of our favorite Smith’s employees is headed to Haiti once again on a life changing mission and you can help.

Pharmacist Katie Fry and friend Elizabeth Hargreaves will return to the impoverished location to assist families with lifesaving care, as they


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CIR Presents Former U.S. Ambassador At Large For War Crimes Issues David Scheffer Feb. 20

David Scheffer

CIR News:

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) has announced that the former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues (1997-2001) David Scheffer will speak 5-7 p.m., Feb. 20 at Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta in Santa Fe.

Ambassador Scheffer will discuss his latest book, The Sit Room: In the Theater of War and Peace (Oxford 2019), focusing on foreign policy under the Trump Administration. Generously supported by the Quezada Jacobs Family Agency: Allstate Insurance.

The Sit Room is a compelling story about the day by day decision-making that transpired


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NMDOH Notifies Healthcare Providers Of Infection Prevention Guidance For Novel Coronavirus Infection

NMDOH News:

Through the New Mexico Health Alert Network (HAN), the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has notified healthcare providers of updated case definition and infection prevention guidance for novel coronavirus infection.

Key Points

  • This is a rapidly evolving outbreak and we are learning more about the virus every day. Our recommendations and our response will continue to evolve.
  • NMDOH is actively monitoring the situation and coordinating preparedness and response activities, including participating in national and international teleconferences, distributing Health

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Skolnik: Coronavirus, The US, And Global Health Security

By RICHARD SKOLNIK
White Rock

The health of anyone, anywhere, is the health of everyone, everywhere. Infectious diseases and resistance to antibiotics don’t respect boundaries. The whole world is in this together.

No country is adequately prepared to deal with disease threats, resistance to antibiotics or bio-terrorism. Two recent studies revealed how far we are from being ready to cope adequately with such threats.

Major threats to global health exist and may get worse. We have already faced SARS, MERS, Ebola, and resistance to many antibiotics. We had an anthrax scare. Coronavirus is


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