Local Climate Change Guru Hits Rolling Stone

The team led by Nate McDowel, Earth Systems Observations Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, has been studying climate change for many years. The effect of global warming and drought on tree physiology is often ignored or even unknown by not only climate deniers but committed environmentalists. Rolling Stone’s latest article on climate change shows how the effects of higher temperatures and drought kill trees, and how tree death exacerbates climate change.

Petition: sign to get rid of plastic bags in Los Alamos!

It is time to stop the use of plastic bags in Los Alamos County.

Plastic bags don't biodegrade. UV rays break down plastic into smaller pieces through photodegradation, but these small particles continue to pollute the soil and water. Plastic bags in landfills can take up to 1,000 years to break down.

Los Alamos County needs to do its part in protecting the Earth that we all live on. Please tell our county councilors to ban the bag in Los Alamos! by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1x4inoO

Thank you for your support!

Heinrich Makes Speech In Opposition To Keystone Pipeline

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, delivered a speech on the Senate floor in opposition to legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline.

Watch his speech here.

What about plastic bags?

plastic bags in landfill

Los Alamos County Public Works Director Philo Shelton contracted with a new recycler, Friedman Recycling, a state-of-the-art facility in Albuquerque that recycles items previously prohibited such as #1 through #7 plastic containers, rigid plastic toys, and cereal/cracker boxes. The information circular distributed with your utility bill also states that you can Blue-Bin single-use plastic grocery bags. This recycling, however, comes with a caveat: you can recycle the bags, but unless Friedman Recycling has a market for them, the bags get trucked to the Rio Rancho landfill.

NM at Center of Obama's Climate-Change Proposal

oil driller with off-gas

New Mexico may be among the states most impacted by President Barack Obama's effort to regulate and reduce methane gas emissions.

Be a Hero, Bring Your Own Bags

What if you were offered a quick, easy, inexpensive way to clean up litter, lower chemical pollution, and reduce endocrine disruption affecting sexual development and obesity? What if I told you that this action contributes to a healthier, cleaner future for you and your kids? Would you think about it, or dismiss the offer out of hand? (Remember, it’s quick, cheap, easy.)

Take Action to Ban Plastic Bags in Los Alamos

On November 20, the Environmental Sustainability Board voted unanimously and enthusiastically to support a ban of single-use plastic shopping bags in Los Alamos County! They tasked the Sierra Club, and collaborators, PEEC and the League of Women Voters, to “get the word out.”

Our task now is to convince the rest of the town that banning the bag reflects our values, and supports our desire to live in a clean, healthy, and beautiful environment that supports an educated, informed, international community with important connections to the bigger world.

Join the Bag Ban Campaign on Facebook

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Are we willing to sacrifice health, wildlife, and the environment for a disposable plastic bag?

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