CONAHEC News and Information

Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday lashed out at members of a militia group who are stopping migrants at the border, declaring "regular citizens have no authority to arrest or detain anyone."

The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico has demanded that Lujan Grisham and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas investigate the militia organization, United Constitutional Patriots. Some of the group's members are armed.

Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019

Since Earth Day's founding nearly 50 years ago, April 22 has been an occasion for people to reflect on how they can treat the environment better. In recent years, with scientists around the world issuing increasingly urgent warnings about the scale of climate change and the shrinking window of time to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the focus has been on reducing our climate footprint.

Wednesday, Apr. 17, 2019

Four environmental activists have glued and chained themselves to a fence outside Jeremy Corbyn's home in an apparent attempt to force him to commit to tackling climate change.

The Extinction Rebellion protesters, who glued themselves to one another before using a chain to attach to the fence, proclaimed they were all supporters of the Labour leader but wanted his party to go further than declaring a "climate emergency".

Tuesday, Apr. 16, 2019

On Friday waves of protests rippled across the United Kingdom as young people called for action to address climate change. This movement emerged just one month after a global youth strike in which more than a million students took to the streets to demand that society drastically improve the way it responds to the global climate crisis.

Friday, Apr. 12, 2019

As climate change intensifies, Americans are getting used to seeing the devastation from major hurricanes, floods, fires and "storms-of-the-century." While such events can temporarily hurt the nation's economy, it's easy to overlook the financial havoc -- especially in the long term -- they can wreak on people caught up in any of these catastrophes.

Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019

Large numbers of postsecondary education students move beyond their borders to enroll in an institution abroad every year. The majority of internationally mobile students enroll in countries in the English-speaking world like the United States (U.S.), the United Kingdom (UK), Australia, Canada and New Zealand. For the past three decades, these host countries have been capitalizing on rising mobility trends and have been using international students as an important source of income. In the U.S.

Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019

A rapidly intensifying storm is sending temperatures plummeting by more than 40°F across the western and central Plains on Wednesday, spawning an April blizzard that could dump more than 2 feet of snow in some areas. 

Thursday, Apr. 11, 2019

Scientists have finally captured the first image of a black hole, a bottomless pit in the fabric of the universe from which not even light can escape. Black holes are perhaps the strangest things in the cosmos, until now hidden behind dust and gas and the blinding radiation from the matter caught in their gravitational grip and whirling violently around them.

Tuesday, Apr. 09, 2019

By the end of the century, the manifold consequences of unchecked climate change will cost the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars per year, according to a new study by scientists at the Environmental Protection Agency.

Those costs will come in multiple forms, including water shortages, crippled infrastructure and polluted air that shortens lives, according to the study in Monday’s edition of Nature Climate Change. No part of the country will be untouched, the EPA researchers warned.

Tuesday, Apr. 09, 2019

A 14-person team on a €13 million European project will head to the East Antarctica ice sheet later this year, to begin drilling an ice core several kilometres deep. Researchers will use the bubbles of carbon dioxide and other gases trapped inside ice cores to provide a window into Earth’s past climate.

Details of the “Beyond EPICA” project – which hopes to find ice dating back 1.5 million years – were announced this week at the European Geosciences Union Conference in Vienna, Austria.

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