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What's New At Farmers Market This Week?

on July 18, 2018 - 10:02am
The Los Alamos Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library. Courtesy photo
 
FARMERS MARKET News:
 
What’s at the Los Alamos Farmers Market this week 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thurday in the parking lot of Mesa Public Library?
 
Apples- Apricots-Cherries- Mulberries- Grass fed Beef & Yak- Pork- Beef- Buffalo- Lamb- Eggs Lettuce heads- Cabbage- Chard- Kale- Beets- Turnips- Squashes- Green,Yellow & Purple Beans Carrots- Onions- Garlic- Potatoes- Tomatoes- Cucumbers- Radishes- Shishito Peppers- Cilantro Sunflowers- Cut Flowers- Nursery-

AGU: Martian Atmosphere Behaves As Single System

on July 18, 2018 - 9:29am

Artist’s concept showing the three segments of MARSIS, the radar instrument on the Mars Express spacecraft. Courtesy/NASA/JPL/Caltech
 
American Geophysical Union News:
By European Space Agency

New research using a decade of data from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express mission has found clear signs of the complex Martian atmosphere acting as a single, interconnected system, with processes occurring at low and mid levels significantly affecting those seen higher up.

Understanding the Martian atmosphere is a key topic in planetary science, from its current status to its past history.

Michelle Lujan Grisham Introduces Antiquities Act

on July 18, 2018 - 7:20am
U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) led a group of 61 Democratic Members of Congress in introducing legislation Tuesday to enhance protections for national monuments against the Trump administration’s attacks on public lands.
 
The America’s Natural Treasures of Immeasurable Quality Unite, Inspire, and Together Improve the Economies of States (ANTIQUITIES) Act of 2018 is the House companion to Senator Tom Udall’s (D-NM) ANTIQUITIES Act (S.

NNMCAB Holds Board Election, Talk On Material Disposal Area C; Updates From Hintze, NMED July 25

on July 18, 2018 - 7:13am

NNMCAB News

Members of the Northern New Mexico Citizens’ Advisory Board are scheduled to elect a new chair and vice chair for FY-2019 during a meeting 1- 5:15 p.m., July 25 in the Jemez Complex at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave., in Santa Fe.

Also on the agenda is a presentation on Material Disposal Area C at Los Alamos National Laboratory and an overview of the aggregate areas. In addition, there will be agency updates from Doug Hintze, manager of the Environmental Management-Los Alamos Field Office and John Kieling of the New Mexico Environment Department. 

The Northern

PEEC: Counting Butterflies On Pajarito Plateau July 21

on July 18, 2018 - 6:44am
Citizens are invited to help count butterflies Saturday on the Pajarito Plateau atop a mesa, at high altitude and streamside. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The community is invited to join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center and butterfly expert Steve Cary for the annual Dorothy Hoard Memorial Butterfly Count, Saturday, July 21.
 
Participants will spend the day fluttering to three locations around the Pajarito Plateau: atop a mesa, at high altitude and streamside.
 
This event is perfect for beginners, experts and everyone in between. The event takes place between 9 a.m. and 3:15 p.m.

NNMC Students Conduct Research In The Bahamas

on July 18, 2018 - 6:33am
Dr. Rhiannon West, left, Jonathan Madrid and Astrella Gonzalez of NNMC during their recent three-week undergraduate research experience trip in The Bahamas. Courtesy photo

NNMC freshmen Jonathan Madrid and Astrella Gonzalez during their recent three-week undergraduate research experience trip in The Bahamas. Courtesy photo
NNMC freshmen Jonathan Madrid and Astrella Gonzalez during their recent three-week undergraduate research experience trip in The Bahamas. Courtesy photo
 
NNMC News:
 
When most people think of The Bahamas, they think of fun-filled vacations on white sandy beaches.

Daily Postcard: Fiery Sunrise Lights Los Alamos Sky

on July 18, 2018 - 6:04am

Daily Postcard: A fiery sunrise lights the sky Tuesday over Los Alamos. Photo by Marc Bailey

LANL: Feeding Plants To This Algae Could Fuel Cars

on July 17, 2018 - 3:47pm

LANL scientist Amanda Barry studies how biofuel-producing algae can be fed various grasses to improve their productivity. Courtesy/LANL

 

LANL News:

 

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and partner institutions provided today the first published report of algae using raw plants as a carbon energy source.

 

The research shows that a freshwater production strain of microalgae, Auxenochlorella protothecoides, is capable of directly degrading and utilizing non-food plant substrates, such as switchgrass, for improved cell growth and lipid productivity, useful for boosting the

Adult And Baby Goats At Nature Center Wednesday

on July 17, 2018 - 9:52am

Goats from Second Bloom Farm and Gypsy Mountain Ranch are visiting the nature center at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Meet adult and baby goats on Wednesday, July 18 at the Los Alamos Nature Center. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. and is part of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Summer Family Evenings series, which is sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union.

Join Second Bloom Farm and Gypsy Mountain Ranch to learn what it’s like to live on a modern, small-scale goat farm on the Pajarito Plateau.

How The Hen House Turns: Animal Bonding

on July 17, 2018 - 9:33am
Even the squirrels will stop and stare, posing nicely, if I talk sweet nothings to them. Courtesy photo
 
By CARY NEEPER
Formerly of Los Alamos
 
We have never owned a horse, but I would love to have had one, plus several to keep it company--now that I've read about them and their remarkable history with humans. What an incredible tolerance they have had for us. Why did they adapt to our demands over so many thousands of years? What in their nature allowed that, given their preference for living wild in small bands?
 
It makes me wonder how long we have domesticated chickens.

Scenes From Farmers Market July 12

on July 17, 2018 - 8:40am

Scene from the July 12 Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Scene from the July 12 Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Scene from the July 12 Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Scene from the July 12 Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Mendez Produce from El Guque, NM. Courtesy photo

Scene from the July 12 Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Scene from the July 12 Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy photo

Benson: A World-Changing Rescue...

on July 17, 2018 - 8:26am
By JODY BENSON
Los Alamos Environmentalist

In Thailand just a few days ago, 12 kids and their coach were rescued after surviving two weeks in pitch darkness, not knowing if anybody knew where they were, if anybody would ever find them, if they would die, one by one, running out of oxygen, clinging to the slippery rock on the cold, wet ledge, the last one left to die all alone in absolute darkness.

We watched as the world came together to get those kids out of the cave. It was a miraculous effort that cost Saman Kunan his life.

Scenes From Rotary End-Of-Year Banquet

on July 17, 2018 - 8:12am

Rotary Club President Laura Loy welcomes members and their families to the Club's annual end-of-the-year potluck and awards banquet at the end of June at the Posse Lodge. Courtesy photo

Rotary Club Past Presidents join Past President Jim Nesmith at the Posse Lodge as he honors out-going President Laura Loy with her own Rotary Club Past President pin. Courtesy photo

Vincent Chiravelle is pinned with his Rotary Club President pin by Rotary District 5520 Assistant Governor Pat Murray of Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

Rotarians step out in fine form while learning how to line dance at the Club's

LANL Releases Radionuclide Air Emissions Report

on July 17, 2018 - 7:04am
Map of LANL air sampling stations around Los Alamos County and regional Northern New Mexico. Not all are EPA Compliance points; some are for facility environmental surveillance. Courtesy image
 
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos National Laboratory has released its 2017 Radionuclide Air Emissions report, which indicates that the highest effective dose equivalent (EDE) to an off-site member of the public for last year was 0.47 mrem. The annual limit is 10 millirem per year as established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The information in this

Daily Postcard: Bull Snake Lingers On Local Windowsill

on July 17, 2018 - 6:30am

Daily Postcard: A bull snake makes its way from a chair onto the windowsill of a home in Pajarito Acres and peers inside. Photo by Mary Arrowsmith

Rendija Canyon Cow Spotted Exploring Barranca Mesa

on July 16, 2018 - 7:36am

A cow thought to be from Rendija Canyon was spotted shortly after 5 a.m. today exploring the Tunyo Street neighborhood on Barranca Mesa. Nobody seems to know who owns the cow, which apparently escaped through fencing on Rendija Road. Other cows have been observed in the past few days in the Guaja Pines area. Photo by Erica Gorman

Video Captures Bear Entering Pond On Barranca Mesa

on July 16, 2018 - 7:01am
A game cam photo of a bear taking a bath in a small pond on Barranca Mesa, recently featured in the Los Alamos Daily Post, was spotted again making itself at home in a neighbor's backyard pond. Photo and video by Glenn Cox 
 
 
Watch video of the bear entering the pond back legs first here 

Daily Postcard: Bee Spotted On Hollyhock

on July 16, 2018 - 6:37am

Daily Postcard: A bee is spotted collecting nectar from a hollyhock behind the Unitarian Church on N Sage in Los Alamos. Photo by KokHeong McNaughton

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum: July 18 Talk ‘Can Organisms Drive Their Evolution?’

on July 15, 2018 - 9:31pm

Nelson Hoffman presents a lecture during the 2017 Los Alamos Faith and Science series. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum News:

Nelson Hoffman presents the next talk in the Los Alamos Faith and Science Forum summer series Wednesday, July 18. The title of Hoffman’s talk is “Can Organisms Drive Their Evolution?”. The theme of the 2018 Summer Series is “Purposeful Evolution”.

A growing group of researchers within evolutionary biology seeks to put new emphasis on a set of ideas that differ considerably from the gene-centric viewpoint of Neo-Darwinism.

MPNHP-Los Alamos Friends Group And National Park Service Sign Philanthropic Partnership Agreement

on July 15, 2018 - 10:37am

Members of the Board of the Friends of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park - Los Alamos gathered Friday afternoon for a special signing ceremony with the National Park Service at the powerhouse (stone house) on Bathtub Row. Back row from left, Ranger Josh Nelson and Board members Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher; LACDC Executive Director Patrick Sullivan; Vice President/County Councilor Rick Reiss; Treasurer Ron Wilkins; Metzger’s General Manager David Jolly; Shannon Corporation owner Shannon C’de Baca and Karen Henderson.

Fawn Spotted Near Local Road Construction

on July 15, 2018 - 8:46am

This fawn was spotted Saturday near the road construction underway at the bottom of the Main Hill Road. Photo by Judy Chavez

Daily Postcard: Swallow Tail Spotted On Butterfly Bush

on July 15, 2018 - 5:59am

Daily Postcard: A swallow tail is spotted on a butterfly bush in White Rock. Photo by Lorraine Hartway

Scenes From ScienceFest Discovery Day At Pond

on July 14, 2018 - 8:37pm
This young engineer builds a circuit during ScienceFest Discovery Day, which drew a big crowd today to Ashley Pond Park and the lawn area at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Discovery Day visitors stroll among the bubbles from the Los Alamos County booth at Ashely Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Albert Einstein (aka Katy Korkos) gets an idea at ScienceFest today at Ashley Pond Park. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
This little shark found a shark's tooth at the United Way of Northern New Mexico/Los Alamos Daily Post booth.

Singing Scientist Curious Chris Performs July 17

on July 14, 2018 - 4:49pm

LA HISTORY MUSEUM News:

Mix music, science and history together and you get Curious Chris the Singing Scientist!

The Los Alamos History Museum and the Los Alamos Creative District will present a special History Adventures program for 1st through 6th graders the morning of Tuesday, July 17.

Curious Chris will be singing the Symbols of Enchantment, hands-on science songs about New Mexico's state symbols.

Children going into 1st–3rd grade meet 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Fuller Lodge Lawn (caregivers, please stay with your children). Children going into 4th-6th grade meet 10:45-11:45 a.m.

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