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SFNF Awards $1 Million Plus In Restoration Grants

on July 31, 2015 - 4:53pm

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – As part of its Collaborative Forest Restoration Program, the Santa Fe National Forest has awarded more than $1 million in grants to restore riparian forests and watersheds, allow for the purchase of equipment to better utilize small-diameter trees and conduct the planning analysis for future restoration work.

The grants are going to the following recipients:

  • An award in the amount of $360,000 to Ohkay Owingeh tribe to conduct riparian restoration projects within the jurisdictions of three northern New Mexico Pueblos.
  • An award in the amount of $360,000 to Santa Fe-based

Luján And Welch Introduce National Renewable Energy And Efficiency Standard Legislation

on July 31, 2015 - 2:43pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
Washington, D.C.  Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) this week introduced legislation that creates a national renewable energy and energy efficiency standard that will reduce carbon emissions and drive the deployment of clean energy resources around the country.
"Promoting the use of renewable energy and increased energy efficiency is not only good for our environment, but it is good for our economy and forconsumers," Luján said.

$10 Million In Multi-Resort Improvements Unveiled

on July 31, 2015 - 2:00pm
SKI News:
The largest ski area collective in the Southwest is investing $10 million in mountain improvements for the 2015/2016 ski and snowboard season, including three new quads, more trails, and additional snowmaking infrastructure.

James Coleman, managing partner of Pajarito Mountain in Los Alamos, Purgatory Resort in Durango and Sipapu Ski and Summer Resort near Taos was named a partner Tuesday in Arizona Snowbowl in Flagstaff, Ariz., and is now the largest ski area operator in the Southwest.

As part of the announcement, Coleman unveiled a massive $10 million multi-resort capital campaign

WIPP: Schedule Changes For Resumption Of Operations

on July 31, 2015 - 1:49pm

WIPP News:

While the WIPP recovery program continues to make significant progress, the original target date of March 2016 for resuming waste emplacement operations is no longer viable due to a variety of unanticipated issues.

Over the past several months, a number of additional activities have been identified that need to be added to the project schedule, including safety related activities that are required to be completed prior to resumption of operation.

Key issues impacting the recovery schedule include the need to:

  • address the findings and recommendations from the Accident

LANL: Mechanism Discovered For Controlling Ultracold Chemical Reactions

on July 31, 2015 - 12:50pm

The two reaction pathways (direct and looping) combine to determine the overall reaction rate for the chemical reaction. The ultracold reaction can be turned on or off depending upon whether the interference between the two pathways is constructive or destructive. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Discovery has important technological applications

Researchers have discovered a new interference mechanism in ultracold chemical reactions, one which has important technological applications in precision measurements, sensing and quantum computing.

“Remarkable progress in cooling and trapping molecules in

Udall On 50th Anniversary Of Medicare And Medicaid

on July 31, 2015 - 11:56am

 U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, U.S. Sen. Tom Udall released the following statement in honor of the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson signing Medicare and Medicaid into law July 30, 1965: 

"Fifty years ago today, President Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law. These landmark programs now help protect the health, well-being and financial security of more than half of New Mexico's families.