Skip directly to content

Environment

Daily Postcard: Morning Fog Surrounds Deer Trap Mesa

on November 8, 2017 - 9:59am

Daily Postcard: Fog surrounds Deer Trap Mesa during this morning's sunrise. Photo by Cornell Wright

Morning Fog Blankets Area

on November 8, 2017 - 8:54am

A dense fog blankets the area this morning including this section of White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

Santa Fe National Forest Offices Closed Veterans Day

on November 8, 2017 - 8:40am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  All Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day, which honors the service of all who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Forest offices will resume regular business hours Monday, Nov. 13.
 
If you plan to visit the Santa Fe National Forest over the weekend, know before you go. Check the weather forecast, and be prepared for seasonal fluctuations. Use good judgment and basic safety precautions when hiking, fishing or camping on the SFNF. 
 
Although fire danger has decreased across the SFNF, campfire

Daily Postcard: Sunset From Canyon Road

on November 8, 2017 - 6:30am

Daily Postcard: The sun sets over Los Alamos looking west Sunday evening from Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

DOE Completes Remediated Nitrate Salts Treatment At Los Alamos National Laboratory

on November 7, 2017 - 3:12pm

For several months, technicians practiced and refined the treatment method using a mock-up glovebox closely resembling the glovebox used during the actual treatment. Courtesy/NNSA

The RNS containers were stored inside a climate-controlled steel enclosure. Courtesy/NNSA

 

NNSA News:

 
The EM and National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos field offices and contractor Los Alamos National Security, LLC have finished treating the remediated nitrate salts (RNS) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). 

“Safe and successful completion of the RNS treatment is due to effective

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Announce Trade Adjustment Aid For New Mexicans Affected By Questa Mine Closure

on November 7, 2017 - 10:35am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representative Ben Ray Luján announced that the Department of Labor has granted Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for workers who lost their jobs when Chevron closed its molybdenum mine in Questa, N.M.
 
The TAA will help former employees of the mine transition to new jobs by providing career training, employment services and other support. 
 
Since Chevron closed the mine in Questa in 2014, the lawmakers have supported the mine workers’ application for TAA.

ICYMI: Pearce Amendment Passes With Wildfire Prevention Bill

on November 7, 2017 - 6:31am
U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce
 
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Rep. Steve Pearce sponsored an amendment that has passed Congress along with H.R. 2936, the Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017.
 
This bill works to prevent catastrophic wildfires and improve the health of forests. This year’s devastating wildfire season burned nearly 8,000 homes and cost upwards of $3 billion in fire suppression efforts.
 
Environmental groups are acknowledging the increased use of forest thinning and restoration efforts that can lessen the severity of wildfires and better protect the

Daily Postcard: Stormy Sunrise On North Mesa

on November 7, 2017 - 5:07am

Daily Postcard: A stormy sunrise on North Mesa. Photo by Corrina Hughes

PEEC Volunteers Share Love Of The Skies

on November 6, 2017 - 3:16pm

Pajarito Environmental Education Center volunteers Paul Arendt, left, and Galen Gisler at PEEC. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
​Los Alamos Daily Post 
 

Volunteering at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has brought Galen Gisler and Paul Arendt new discoveries and experiences.

 

Working at the PEEC’s planetarium is more than just an opportunity to gain new knowledge or keep busy. Gisler and Arendt see their volunteer positions as a chance give something to the community.

 

Arendt started working at PEEC in 2010. He

Inner Workings Of Sun; Explosive Universe At Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium This Weekend

on November 6, 2017 - 11:02am

Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Dr. Joyce Guzik will reveal the inner workings of the Sun at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10. Then, the full-dome film Exploding Universe will play in the planetarium at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 11-12. 

These planetarium programs are at the Los Alamos Nature Center and are made possible thanks to the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

During the Friday show, Guzik will explain how we know what is going on inside the Sun even though we cannot ‘see’ beyond its surface. She will discuss why the Sun shines and the possible fate of the Sun and Earth, and

Pages


Advertisements