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A promising breakthrough against a deadly foe: Streptococcus pneumoniae

RENO, Nevada February 10, 2020 – In the battle against deadly diseases that adapt quickly to resist today’s top antibiotics, researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno have shown that stopping bacterial cells from communicating can actually prevent them from amassing their lethal armies. Following more than five years of research, University chemical biologist Yftah […]

Posted inEnviro

Caterpillar loss in tropical forest linked to extreme rain, temperature events

Reno, Nev. January 17, 2020 – Using a 22-year dataset of plant-caterpillar-parasitoid interactions collected within a patch of protected Costa Rican lowland Caribbean forest, scientists report declines in caterpillar and parasitoid diversity and density that are paralleled by losses in an important ecosystem service: biocontrol of herbivores by parasitoids. The study by University of Nevada, […]

Posted inRegional

Sequence of 60 earthquakes in Sun Valley, and Washoe Valley earthquake, a gentle reminder Nevada is seismically active state

Reno, Nev. June 19, 2019 – An ongoing sequence of more than 60 small earthquakes that began in the early morning hours today is centered in the Sun Valley area – they are too small to be felt. But, more than 1,200 people filed “felt reports” following the magnitude 3.7 earthquake in Washoe Valley the […]

Posted inRegional

University of Nevada, Reno’s seismological lab uses drill to help Nevadans learn, prepare for earthquakes

RENO, Nev. October 1, 2018 – More than 500,000 Nevadans – and 20 million people in the worldwide drill – are already registered to participate in the annual statewide public earthquake drill, the Great Nevada ShakeOut, on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 10:18 a.m. In Nevada, earthquakes are not an exception, they are an expectation. It […]

Posted inRegional

Mountaintop camera network tracked 240 western wildfires in 2017, gearing up for 2018

RENO, Nev. – Mountaintop cameras from the University of Nevada, Reno spotted or tracked 240 fires in Nevada and California in 2017. This helped to keep firefighters more situationally aware and able to mount appropriate responses more rapidly over tens of thousands of square miles of forests and rangelands, including rural communities. This is a […]

Posted inRegional

University of Nevada, Reno student attended Charlottesville White Nationalist rally, statement from President Marc Johnson

RENO, Nev. August 13, 2017  – We have been witness to the violence that has taken place this weekend during the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Virginia. One of the marchers photographed has been identified as a University of Nevada, Reno student. Racism and white supremacist movements have a corrosive effect on our society. These […]

Posted inRegional

Two Magnitude 4s in series of earthquakes northwest of Truckee, California

RENO, Nev. June 27, 2017 – The Nevada Seismological Laboratory reports two local magnitude 4.0 (1) and 4.1 (2) earthquakes in a swarm of 40 located events about 13 miles northwest of Truckee, California. The two largest events were separated by seven minutes. Location parameters for event (1): 39.468 north latitude, -120.349 west longitude, depth […]

Posted inRegional

Three magnitude 5.5 to 5.7 quakes strike near Hawthorne, Nev., aftershocks in the magnitude 3.0 to 4.0 range continue

RENO, Nev. December 28, 2016 – Three magnitude 5.5 to 5.7 earthquakes struck about 18 miles southwest of Hawthorne, Nevada just after midnight Wednesday December 28, 2016, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno reported. Reports so far indicate minimal damage due to the remote nature of the earthquake sequence. Strong shaking […]

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Sierra Nevada meadow restoration studied for potential to build carbon credits in California

RENO, Nev. December 8, 2016 – Turning meadow restoration into cleaner air is the goal of researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Soil Science Laboratory at the University recently partnered with the Earthwatch Institute, an international citizen science research organization, to better understand how restoration and plant communities relate to the soil carbon […]