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Environmental Education Association Of New Mexico Wins Environmental Education Award

on October 27, 2017 - 9:09am
EEANM News:
 
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Environmental Education Association of New Mexico (EEANM), New Mexico’s professional association for the state’s environmental educators, was recently recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) for leadership in the environmental education field.
 
EEANM was honored with the Outstanding NAAEE Affiliate Organization Award for their progress and development over the past year.
 
In 2016, EEANM led collaborative and engaging community environmental education initiatives.

Care2 Petition Demands NPS Scrap Proposal To Charge $70 Entrance Fee For 17 National Parks

on October 27, 2017 - 8:59am
CARE2 News:
 
A new Care2 petition is demanding the The National Park Service stop its proposal to more than double the entrance fees at 17 national parks, including the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Yellowstone. It has gathered 7,000 signatures.
 
VIEW THE CARE2 PETITION HERE: https://www.thepetitionsite.com/254/666/488/
 
“This new proposal will make it even more difficult for all of us to visit and enjoy our public lands — and will especially prohibit lower-income Americans from visiting the public lands that their tax dollars help maintain,” the Care2 petition reads.

Daily Postcard: Flowers By The Hans Bethe House

on October 27, 2017 - 8:57am

Flowers by the Hans Bethe House on Bathtub Row. Courtesy photo 

Seven Los Alamos Scientists Honored As APS Fellows

on October 26, 2017 - 4:19pm

The seven scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory named this year as Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) are, clockwise from upper right, Vivien Zapf, Stuart A. Trugman, Laura Beth Smilowitz, John W. Lewellen, Christopher J. Fontes, Han Htoon and Toshihiko Kawano. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Fontes, Htoon, Kawano, Lewellen, Smilowitz, Trugman and Zapf noted for career accomplishments

Seven scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory were tapped this year as new Fellows of the American Physical Society (APS), a significant honor for the Laboratory and its people.

LWV Forum On Spent Nuclear Fuel Nov. 2

on October 26, 2017 - 3:42pm
 
LWV News:
 
The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos will present the forum, “Spent Nuclear Fuel Disposal from Power Reactors” 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Jeannette Wallace Room, Building 5 at UNM-LA.
 
Despite the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 that was to have managed the disposal of high-level nuclear waste through safe, permanent disposal, the high-level waste produced by power plants is still not stored in a permanent location. Instead it is currently located in 78 separate installations across the country.

New Mexico Adopts Unaltered Science Standards For Climate Education

on October 26, 2017 - 2:27pm

SIERRA CLUB News:

 

The organization, Climate Parents, issued the following statement on the decision by the New Mexico Public Education Department to adopt unaltered Next Generation Science Standards, climate change education:

 

“This is a great victory for New Mexico students and science education, and shows the power of people taking action together for our kids,” said John Friedrich, Climate Parents’ Online Campaign Manager.

Heinrich Calls On Secretary Perry To Withdraw Proposal To Force Consumers To Subsidize Uncompetitive Coal And Nuclear Companies

on October 26, 2017 - 9:41am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In an op-ed today, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) called on Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry to withdraw a recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) directing federal regulators at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to create rules that would favor coal and nuclear plants that are no longer the most cost-effective producers of energy.

“If FERC were to adopt Secretary Perry’s proposed rule, or anything even remotely similar, it would unravel wholesale energy markets and

Scenes From Valles Caldera Prescribed Burn

on October 26, 2017 - 9:36am

View of the prescribed burn Wednesday at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

View of prescribed burn near Las Conchas. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Unavailable For Two Days In November

on October 26, 2017 - 6:00am
BLM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  The Bureau of Land Management is announcing that Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument will be unavailable for two days in November.
 
The Monument is unavailable for public visitation Nov. 1 at the request of the Cochiti Pueblo, which manages the Monument in cooperation with the BLM. The Monument also will be unavailable Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving.
 
For more information, contact Monument Manager Jamie Garcia at 505.761.8787.

Daily Postcard: View Of Prescribed Burn

on October 26, 2017 - 5:30am

Daily Postcard: View of a prescribed burn Wednesday afternoon looking west from I-25 toward the Jemez. The prescribed burn began Wednesday on an approximately 2,330-acre project area in the Banco Bonito district of the Valles Caldera National Preserve – north of N.M. 4 near mile marker 30. The burn operations will be completed within a 3-10 day period. Photo by James Chrobocinski

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