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The Story That Won't Go Away: The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Shirley Streshinsky | Posted 09.30.2014 | Books
Shirley Streshinsky

A wave of new books and shows has washed into the summer of 2014, all built around the theme of the greatest secret of World War II: the making of the atomic bomb.

Nuclear Weapons Lab Employee Fired After Publishing Scathing Critique Of Arms Race

Center for Public Integrity | Douglas Birch | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics

By Douglas Birch This story was originally published by The Center for Public Integrity, which is a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organ...

Kurt Russell: The Star of Winemaking

Elsa Giannakoudaki | Posted 03.11.2014 | Taste
Elsa Giannakoudaki

Kurt Russell -- you know his movies but do you know his wine? Labeled as "Gogi," it's not about his celebrity; it's about producing distinctive and...

Accompanying the Hibakusha to Los Alamos

John Dear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John Dear

Last week, I returned to Los Alamos, New Mexico, scene of our greatest crime, the birthplace of the atomic bomb, where preparations continue for bigger and better nuclear weapons. This time, I accompanied a delegation of 13 elderly Japanese peace activists from Hiroshima, Japan. It was one of the most moving experiences of my life.

Living the Good Life at Full of Life Flatbread Pizza in Los Alamos California

LuxEco Living | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
LuxEco Living

Step into Flatbread and you enter a cornucopia of locally grown organic, farm to table quality food that tastes sensational.

Beyond Tokenistic Inclusion: Science, Citizenship, and Changing the Questions

Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D.

The scientific community prides itself on free and open inquiry, and yet when it comes to raising questions about the social and political implications of our work, a peculiar form of self-censorship seems to be at work.

Missing Treasure Hunter Found In New Mexico

Posted 03.10.2013 | Weird News

A hiker searching for the treasure of an antiquities dealer was found in New Mexico after spending a night exposed to the frigid elements. The 34-...

Chinese Tech Sparks Security Concerns At Major U.S. Nuclear Weapons Laboratory

Reuters | Steve Stecklow | Posted 03.08.2013 | World

By Steve Stecklow LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A leading U.S. nuclear weapons laboratory recently discovered its computer systems contain...

Santa Ynez Valley -- It's Happening

David Dixon | Posted 02.26.2013 | Los Angeles
David Dixon

Something exciting is happening in the Santa Ynez Valley. Beyond its rustic beauty, exceptional climate for growing fruit, steadily improving wines, and somewhat superlative location, it now appears to be poised on the launch pad of cultural relevance.

Our Nuclear Insecurity Complex

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

Back in July, an 82-year-old nun and two fellow peace activists breached the security at the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility in Tennessee. Since then, it's only gotten worse for the Department of Energy and its National Nuclear Security Administration.

Tangled Up In Blue

Posted 09.28.2012 | Arts

In order to pinpoint exactly when color photography became an art form, it would be wise to investigate the early work of William Eggleston. The Missi...

Groups Oppose Plan To Store Plutonium Atop Fault Zone

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green

LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico (AP) — Nuclear watchdogs are fighting a proposal to ship tons of plutonium to New Mexico, including the cores of nuclear warh...

Los Alamos Underestimates Radiation Leak Risk

Mia Steinle | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
Mia Steinle

One of the nation's main nuclear weapons labs has sharply underestimated the amount of radiation that could leak from the facility as a result of an earthquake, raising questions about the safety and reliability of Los Alamos.

WATCH: 'Armageddon' Nuke Plan Eyed For Saving Earth From Asteroid

Posted 03.12.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 03/12/2012 11:33 AM EDT on SPACE.com A well-placed nuclear explosion could actually save humanity from a big asteroid h...

Radioactive Waste To Be Removed From Los Alamos Lab

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 03.07.2012 | Green

POJOAQUE, N.M. (AP) — State environmental officials have reached an agreement with Los Alamos National Laboratory to expedite the cleanup of thousan...

Nuclear Turkeys

Joe Cirincione | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Washington is planning to spend over $700 billion on nuclear weapons and related programs over the next ten years. Some programs are necessary, some ...

Los Alamos Under Renewed Environmental Scrutiny

AP | By JERI CLAUSING | Posted 12.01.2011 | Green

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- Pickup trucks believed present at the world's first nuclear bomb test, coke and whiskey bottles, a calendar and a toothbrush are j...

New Mexico Monument Rises From Ashes Of Historic Wildfire

AP | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 09.28.2011 | Green

THE BOTTOM OF FRIJOLES CANYON, N.M. -- Tourist season is peaking in northern New Mexico but there are no visitors at the heart of much-loved Bandelier...

New Mexico Fire Tag

Shan Wells | Posted 09.07.2011 | Denver
Shan Wells

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Fukushima Spews, Los Alamos Burns, Vermont Rages and We've Almost Lost Nebraska

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

The stream of reactor disasters spewing from this dying industry is certain to escalate. The toll rises with each leak at Fukushima, every flame at Los Alamos, each legal brief at Vermont Yankee, every foot of Nebraska floodwater.

New Mexico Fire Witness: We Cried When We Saw What Mother Nature Was Doing

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 08.31.2011 | Green

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- The threat of wildfire reaching the Los Alamos nuclear lab and the town that surrounds it eased after crews made progress under cl...

'Flying Lab' Dispatched To Detect Radiological Smoke In Los Alamos

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 08.29.2011 | Denver

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Federal environment officials have dispatched a special twin-engine plane capable of detecting chemical and radiological mat...

Wildfire Advances On Famed Nuclear Lab

AP | By P. SOLOMON BANDA and SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- A wildfire burning near the desert birthplace of the atomic bomb advanced on the Los Alamos laboratory and thousands of outdoor dr...

New Mexico Fires Now Cover 93 Square Miles

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green

Firefighters have been working relentlessly near Los Alamos, New Mexico to put out spot fires burning ahead of a massive wildfire Tuesday. The AP r...

Thousands Evacuated As Firefighters Continue To Battle Blaze

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN and P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. — Fire managers say it's a "make or break day" Tuesday for ensuring flames from a wildfire don't race into a northern New Mexic...