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Daily Postcard: Steller’s Jays Munch On Pine Nuts

on April 17, 2018 - 5:46am

Daily Postcard: Steller’s jay munching on pine nuts in Quemazon. Photo by Trisha Ancell

A second Steller jay spotted in Quemazon also munching on pine nuts. Photo by Trisha Ancell

New Mexico Environment Department Accepts 2016-2017 Los Alamos Airport Landfill Report

on April 16, 2018 - 4:13pm
Los Alamos County Airport. Courtesy/LAC
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

The New Mexico Environment Department has accepted the 2016-2017 report on the Los Alamos County Airport evapotranspiration landfill cover, which states that the cover is in excellent condition and is performing as designed.

The report, prepared by Stephen F. Dwyer of Dwyer Engineering, LLC., indicated that there was no methane emission and no water percolation through the cover into the underlying waste but rather that moisture is migrating upward from the waste.

Scientists Discover New Ocean Current Off Madagascar

on April 16, 2018 - 3:42pm
A vessel returns to the traditional fishing village Lavanono, inshore of the upwelling zone at the southern end of Madagascar, in a region where the newly discovered coastal current could play a key role for the local fisheries. Courtesy/Mathieu Rouault
 
AGU News:
 
While investigating coastal upwelling that nourishes marine wildlife and fisheries off the coast of Madagascar, Ramanantsoa et al. identified a previously unrecognized current.
 
The Southwest Madagascar Coastal Current (SMACC) is a rare example of a subtropical surface current flowing in a poleward direction off the

Daily Postcard: Ice Droplets Cling To Tree Limb

on April 16, 2018 - 7:29am

Daily Postcard: Droplets of water from a sprinkler turn into ice in the early morning chill and cling to a tree limb Sunday at the old Pueblo School. Photo by Marc Bailey

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Terry Wallace Speaks To Community Leaders At Quarterly Breakfast

on April 15, 2018 - 10:19am

Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Dr. Terry Wallace, center, chats with Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber and Santa Fe Community College President Dr. Cecilia Cervantes at the quarterly LANL Community Leaders Breakfast Thursday at Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

“I’m extremely both proud and humbled to be the director of Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Daily Postcard: White Rock Sunrise

on April 15, 2018 - 5:52am

Daily Postcard: Thursday sunrise in White Rock. Photo by Nancy Ann Hibbs

PEEC: Picnic; Fiber Arts At Los Luceros Sunday

on April 14, 2018 - 9:14am
PEEC News:
 
Enjoy a community picnic and fiber arts activities at the beautiful Los Luceros Historic Site. New Mexico Historic Sites, the Amigos de Los Luceros, and the Pajarito Environmental Education Center are partnering on this event, which is the first in a series called Culture and Nature.
 
The event is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15 and is free and open to the public.
 
The picnic will begin at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and enjoy chatting with other families. Starting at 9 a.m.

SFNF Firewood Permits Available April 16 & May 1

on April 14, 2018 - 6:15am
SFNF News:
 
SANTA FE  Firewood permits for dead and down timber will be available for purchase at the Pecos and Las Vegas Ranger District offices, and Santa Fe National Forest (SFNF) Supervisor’s Office, Monday, April 16, and at all other SFNF offices, Tuesday, May 1. Dead-and-down permits are valid (one district per permit) except in designated wilderness areas.
 
The nonrefundable permits are for personal use only and may be purchased for 20 dollars for five cords with a maximum of 10 cords per household per year.

Earth Day At Los Alamos Nature Center April 21

on April 14, 2018 - 6:11am

Courtesy/PEEC

COUNTY News:

There are many actions each of us can take to reduce our environmental impact and support a clean community. One of the easiest actions to take every day is to recycle. That’s why Environmental Services invites residents of Los Alamos to join them and Pajarito Environmental Education Center to celebrate Earth Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

Environmental Services will be hosting an educational booth.

Daily Postcard: Smoke Haze Sunset

on April 14, 2018 - 4:45am

Daily Postcard: The Thursday evening sky looking west from Los Alamos toward the Jemez Mountains and through the smoke haze from the controlled burn in the Valles Caldera. Photo by Kathryn Willcutt

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