Latest Jim Roberts Stories

2011-05-17 07:55:00

Cigarette smoking, forest fires and woodburning can release a chemical that may be at least partly responsible for human health problems related to smoke exposure, according to a new study by NOAA researchers and their colleagues. Using a custom mass spectrometer designed by the researchers, the NOAA-led team was able get the first look at levels of the chemical, isocyanic acid, in the atmosphere. Isocyanic acid has been difficult to detect with conventional measurement techniques. "We found...

2008-07-17 15:00:36

By Juan-Carlos Rodriguez Journal Staff Writer A $187,000 ditch crossing in the North Valley has raised the hackles of some conservancy district board members. The recently completed bridge over the Griegos Lateral was built mostly with state funds appropriated to Bernalillo County by Sen. Dede Feldman, D-Albuquerque, but its design and construction were licensed by the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District. Some MRGCD board members have expressed concern because $112,000 of the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.