Although the threat to Los Alamos and the nation's premier nuclear research lab has passed, the mammoth wildfire raging in northern New Mexico still threatens sacred sites of American Indian tribes.
Las Conchas wildfire is now the largest wildfire on record in New Mexico. Los Alamos National Laboratory remains unscathed, as firefighters battle to contain the blaze.
New Mexico wildfires are near the boundaries of the 23,000-acre Los Alamos National Laboratory, which holds some low-level radioactive material in an above-ground storage facility about three miles from the flames.
New Mexico fires, having blazed through 61,000 acres in three days, now approach Los Alamos. Residents have evacuated and the fireproofed buildings of the National Laboratories are about to be put to their second test in 11 years.
New Mexico fires entered the property of a nuclear facility in Los Alamos, Monday.
Ice plants, native to South Africa, have become popular in Western gardens, as they sparkle, shine, shimmer, and tumble over rocks.
The 640-square-mile Wallow Fire remains largely uncontained, and the plume of smoke is becoming a public health concern.
Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry, a father of four, will be the second living veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to receive the award.
Area 51 was not the site of extraterrestrial landing, but rather a Russian hoax, says investigative journalist Annie Jacobsen.
The fumbled recountings of the attack on the bin Laden compound undermine the operation itself and the credibility of the US government, analysts say. It also helped to fuel conspiracy theories.