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LANL: Annika Hofgaard Presents Talk Jan. 28

on January 24, 2015 - 11:29am

LANL News:

Annika Hofgaard of the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research will present a talk titled Subarctic Forest Advance - Empirical-based Results vs. Modeled Predictions 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28 in the second floor conference room at the Los Alamos Research Park. 

Hofgaard's talk is sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory's National Security Education Center (NSEC) and open to the public. 

Annika Hofgaard

Abstract: The subarctic forest is expected to move northward in response to global warming.

Energy Secretary Unveils More Than $55 Million To Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

on January 23, 2015 - 12:43pm

Energy Secretary Earnest Moniz

DOE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the State of the Union Address Tuesday, Jan. 20 - in which President Obama highlighted the surge in U.S. manufacturing and the strong growth in the auto industry - Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced more than $55 million to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean energy economy.

These technologies will play a key role in increasing fuel efficiency and reducing petroleum consumption, and support the Energy Department’s EV Everywhere Grand Challenge to make plug-in electric

Heinrich Meets Defense Secretary Nominee Carter

on January 23, 2015 - 11:46am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich meets with Defense Secretary Nominee, Dr. Ash Carter Thursday in Washington, D.C. Courtesy photo

 

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released the following statement Thursday after meeting with Defense Secretary nominee, Dr. Ashton Carter:

"We need strong leadership to address the many evolving national security threats that the United States and our allies must confront around the world, particularly in the Middle East, Europe and the Asia Pacific.

"Having served under 11

LANS Board Of Governors Approves $2.5 Million For 2015 Community Commitment Plan

on January 23, 2015 - 9:47am

LANL News:

The Los Alamos National Security (LANS) Board of Governors has approved $2.5 million for the 2015 Community Commitment Plan.

This represents a significant increase in the percent of fee allocated for regional community programs. In 2014, the LANS Board provided 5.6 percent of their fee for the Community Commitment Plan. This year, 40 percent of the LANS fee will be used to support education, economic development and community giving programs through the Community Commitment Plan.

“The Board's decision to dramatically increase the share of their fee devoted to community

WIPP: Roof Separation Highlights Bolting Priority

on January 22, 2015 - 9:25am

Courtesy/WIPP

WIPP News:

Mining and Ground Control Engineers at WIPP discovered Jan. 15 that a portion of the ceiling in the Panel 3 access drift had fallen in a restricted access area.

The roof fall was discovered during routine ground control and bulkhead inspections conducted by WIPP geotechnical staff, and the section that fell was estimated to be approximately 8’ long by 8’wide and 24” thick. Access to this area has been restricted since November 2014 due to ground control concerns, and no WIPP personnel were present at the time of the fall.

Alert: LANL, County, Schools On Two Hour Delay

on January 22, 2015 - 7:09am

News Alert:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is on a delayed schedule today due to Wednesday's snow storm. Employees in the Los Alamos area and those carpooling are to arrive at 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and all other employees are to arrive at 10:45 a.m., to give snow removal crews time to clear roadways, parking lots and sidewalks.

Los Alamos County government also is on a two hour delay this morning. All County offices will open at 10 a.m. today.

Los Alamos Public Schools also announced that its elementary schools as well as the middle school and high school are on a delayed schedule and will

Time To Reach Across Aisle And Talk About Science

on January 21, 2015 - 8:41am

By CHRISTINE MCENTEE
AGU Executive Director/CEO
  • American Geophysical Union Applauds President Obama’s Acknowledgement of the Role Science Plays in America’s Economy; Calls for Bipartisan Funding Support from Congress

As President Obama said in his State of the Union address tonight, you don’t have to be a scientist to understand why science matters. You also don’t have to be a scientist to understand why bipartisan support for research funding should be a no-brainer.

Issues such as energy innovation and the impacts of our changing climate aren’t limited to red states or blue states.

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