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Daily Postcard: FBCLA Cross Created From Tree Trunk

on November 17, 2019 - 4:59am

Daily Postcard: A cross created from the trunk of a tree on the edge of the parking lot at the First Baptist Church of Los Alamos at 2200 Diamond Dr. Photo by Carol A.. Clark/ladailypost.com

Night With A Nerd: LANL’s Stephen Schreiber Discusses (Mis)Understanding Radiation Dec. 12

on November 16, 2019 - 9:36pm
BSMA News:
 
Division Leader Stephen Schreiber, of Los Alamos National Laboratory's Nuclear Process Infrastructure Division discusses facts vs fiction about nuclear radiation, debunking the myth that all radiation is dangerous, at 6 p.m., Dec. 12, at projectY, 150 Central Park Square.
 
In fact, Schreiber argues that most people could achieve improved health and vitality by increasing their exposure to radiation. Intrigued? Come learn more!
 
Admission is free for Bradbury Science Museum Association members and $10 for the general public. Register as space is limited. Bradbury Science

Game & Fish Partners In Mexican Wolf Recovery

on November 16, 2019 - 10:10am
NMGF News:
 
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish is officially on board as a lead agency in Mexican wolf recovery efforts.
 
At a signing ceremony Wednesday, Chair Joanna Prukop of the New Mexico State Game Commission and Director Mike Sloane of the New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 
The MOU establishes a framework for collaboration that enables the signatory agencies to implement a long-term, scientifically based program to reintroduce and manage Mexican wolves (Canis lupus

Scenes From 2019 Recycle Fashion Show Hosted By Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division

on November 16, 2019 - 9:47am

The Los Alamos County Environmental Services Division and Los Alamos Public Schools presented the 2019 Recycle Art Fair and Fashion Show Wednesday evening at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. The annual event included recyclable material crafts, games, art displays, make and take projects, fashion and refreshments. The Environmental Services Division provides solid waste and recycling services to Los Alamos County residents.

Explore Climbing Adventures In Patagonia Nov. 19

on November 16, 2019 - 7:27am
Josh Smith and Aaron Miller discuss climbing trip in Patagonia at Mountaineers meeting Tuesday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Hear about Josh Smith and Aaron Miller’s adventures rock climbing in Patagonia at the November Los Alamos Mountaineers meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
The presentation starts at about 7:15 p.m., the meeting starts at 7 p.m. and covers information about upcoming outings.
 
This talk is free to attend and open to the public.
 
In January 2019, Smith and Miller packed their bags for Patagonia with hopes

SFNF Forest Road 102 Closing For Winter

on November 16, 2019 - 6:57am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE The Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) is closing Forest Road (FR) 102 through Pacheco Canyon for the winter season.
 
Gates are already locked at the junction of FR 102, also known as Pacheco Canyon Road, and N.M. 475, the road to the Santa Fe ski basin, and at the junction of FR 102 and FR 412.
 
The public can access the western end of FR 102 from Santa Fe County Road 76 to reach the Aspen Ranch Trailhead this weekend, but that gate will be locked for the winter on Monday morning.
 
The seasonal closure of FR 102 is to protect

NWS: Today’s High Near 60; Tonight’s Low Around 30

on November 16, 2019 - 6:41am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 60 with mostly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 30. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Beginners Hill On Pajarito Mountain

on November 16, 2019 - 6:33am

Daily Postcard: View this morning of Beginners Hill from the top of Pajarito Lodge. Courtesy/Pajarito Mountain Webcam

Los Alamos Farmers Market Fuller Lodge Dec. 12 & 19

on November 15, 2019 - 6:37am

NWS: Today’s High Near 53; Tonight’s Low Around 35

on November 15, 2019 - 5:51am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 53 with partly sunny skies and tonight’s low around 35. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Frey Trail In Bandelier

on November 15, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: Frey Trail that leads to the Juniper Campground in Bandelier National Monument. Photo by Stella Carroll/NPS

UArizona Moon Researchers Helped NASA Nail Apollo 12 Pinpoint Landing

on November 14, 2019 - 12:57pm
A view of Apollo 11 landing sites in the Sea of Tranquility or Mare Tranquillitatis. Photo by Pete Lawrence
 
UA News:
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — The Eagle swooped over the craggy, monochromatic terrain, keenly searching for a smooth landing place. Nothing but an unwelcoming host of craters and boulders streamed below. Pushing its limits, it flew on.
 
The Apollo 11 Lunar Module touched down in the Sea of Tranquility, in what could be considered one of the greatest human accomplishments. But with its fuel nearly drained, the Eagle landed nearly four miles from the intended landing site.
 

NIST: Getting Food On Our Tables From U.S. And Around The World, Safely And Less Wastefully

on November 14, 2019 - 12:33pm
Standardized data will connect farmers, inspectors, manufacturers, shippers, and ultimately consumers to ensure the freshest, most high quality food possible. Courtesy/Natasha Hanacek/NIST
 
NIST News:
 
I’m still amazed to see strawberries, avocados and watermelons in my grocery store out of their “normal” season.
 
As amazing as this is, I know it means that my food is arriving from far-flung destinations and may be subjected to poor conditions or handling along the way.
 
So, now, even more so than before, I regularly check where the fresh fruit or produce is hauled in from.

NIST: Light At End Of Nanotunnel For Future Catalysts

on November 14, 2019 - 7:10am
The new nanoreactor allows us to investigate individual catalytic active nanoparticles isolated in separate liquid-filled nanotunnels. Illustration: Sune Levin and Nature Communications. Courtesy/Chalmers
 
Chalmers University of Technology News:
 
Using a new type of nanoreactor, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have succeeded in mapping catalytic reactions on individual metallic nanoparticles. Their work could help improve chemical processes, and lead to better catalysts and more environmentally friendly chemical technology.
 
The results are published in

NWS: Today’s High Near 52; Tonight’s Low Around 30

on November 14, 2019 - 6:59am
The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 52 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 30. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: View From Anderson Overlook

on November 14, 2019 - 6:51am

Daily Postcard: Early morning view recently from Anderson Overlook. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

UA: Mysteries Behind Interstellar Buckyballs Answered

on November 13, 2019 - 2:10pm

An artist’s concept depicting the presence of buckyballs in space. Courtesy/NASA / JPL-Caltech

UA News:

Tucson, Ariz. — Scientists have long been puzzled by the existence of so-called “buckyballs” – complex carbon molecules with a soccer-ball-like structure – throughout interstellar space.

Now, a team of researchers from the University of Arizona has proposed a mechanism for their formation in a study published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Carbon 60, or C60 for short, whose official name is Buckminsterfullerene, comes in spherical molecules consisting of 60 carbon atoms organized

SFNF: Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Permits On Sale Nov. 25; 4th Graders May Get One Tree Free

on November 13, 2019 - 10:22am
SFNF permits to cut own Christmas tree go on sale Monday. Courtesy photo
 
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE Permits to cut your own Christmas tree on the Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) go on sale Monday, Nov. 25, at Forest Headquarters in Santa Fe and at all Ranger District offices
 
As part of the “Every Kid Outdoors” initiative, every fourth grader is eligible for a free holiday tree permit. In order to redeem the free permit, the student must present a valid Every Kid Outdoors pass, downloadable at www.everykidoutdoors.gov.
 
Accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18,

NWS: Today’s High Near 55; Tonight’s Low Around 28

on November 13, 2019 - 5:45am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 55 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 28. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Early Morning Sky In White Rock

on November 13, 2019 - 5:33am

Daily Postcard: A lone cloud floats above the horizon early this morning in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Group Pledges To Plant 500 Million Trees By 2025

on November 12, 2019 - 5:16pm
TREES News:
 
SILVER SPRING, MD International development nonprofit Trees for the Future (TREES) has pledged to plant 500 million trees by 2025.
 
Their recently released Strategic Growth Plan sets clear pathways to advance their regenerative agriculture approach worldwide.
 
“We know we’ve set a lofty goal for ourselves, but it is attainable and it is absolutely vital to the health of our environment and the well-being of people living on dying land,” says TREES Executive Director John Leary.

Zero Waste Team: Turn Leaves Into Gardener’s Gold

on November 12, 2019 - 10:53am

Fall leaves can be used in a variety of ways including mulch, leaf mold and compost. Courtesy/ZWT

ZERO WASTE TEAM News:

  • Zero Waste Tip: The recommended ratio for compost is one part green/nitrogen material and three parts brown/carbon material.

Now is the best time to start planning for spring gardens.

Composting in the fall allows time to create healthy compost by spring. Compost is vital to creating healthy soil to nourish plants. Healthy soil increases plant yields by enhancing aeration, water retention, nutrient availability, and resistance to soilborne disease.

Fall leaves can be

¡Iluminarte! 2019 Celebrates Light & Holidays Dec. 8

on November 12, 2019 - 7:03am
Scene from ¡Iluminarte! 2018. Courtesy/NHCC
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE ¡Iluminarte! is a one-of-a-kind, winter holiday celebration inspired by luminarias and farolitos—a New Mexico tradition.
 
This event is 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, and includes a magical light and bike parade along the Paseo del Bosque Trail in Albuquerque and short performances by Story Riders a bilingual elementary school program focusing on bike safety and storytelling – with Circo Latino, AirDance New Mexico and Albuquerque Poet Laureate Michelle Otero.
 
¡Iluminarte!

NWS: Today’s High Near 48; Tonight’s Low Around 28

on November 12, 2019 - 6:39am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 48 with sunny skies and tonight’s low around 28. Courtesy/NWS

Daily Postcard: Full Moon Silhouetted With Leaves

on November 12, 2019 - 6:33am
Daily Postcard: The full moon with fall leaves and branches in the silhouette Monday evening in White Rock. According to the Farmer's Almanac, this Full Moon is the Beaver Moon, also called the Frost or Frosty Moon, Snow Moon, Kartik Purnima, Moon of the Boun That Luang Festival and Il Poya. The full moon appears 'opposite' the Sun (in Earth based longitude) at 8:34 a.m. today. The moon will appear full for about three days centered on this time. The Maine Farmer's Almanac first published Indian names for the full Moons in the 1930's.

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