New Climate Assessment Study
2023-12-18 14:31:58 UTC
A new Climate Assessment Study defines need for equity in solutions
According to a new report, climate change affects us all, but vulnerable communities need their voices heard.
Winter is just around the corner, and a relatively robust El Niño is in place. There is uncertainty about the season’s weather…
As Reno warms could trees be the solution to heat?
2023-12-18 14:27:09 UTC
As Reno warms, could trees be one solution to cooling the city
Reno continues to warm faster than any other city in the country, and leaders are looking toward solutions.
Summer temperatures in the Biggest Little City have increased by nearly 11 degrees over the last 50 years, and trees…
News startup trying to avoid the void
2023-12-18 14:20:18 UTC
News startup trying to ‘avoid the void’ caused by the shuttering of local paper in rural California
Nonprofit newsroom, Plumas Sun stepping in to help county residents stay informed
Feather River News first served the rural community surrounding Quincy, Calif., on August 11, 1886. The cover page had an extensive…
Increasing fire weather
2023-12-18 14:13:22 UTC
Increasing fire weather places emphasis on defensible space
Fire requires three things to thrive: fuel, oxygen, and a spark. And right now, plenty of energy is drying out across the region.
Across the Great Basin, the above-average winter and spring precipitation has dramatically increased the amount of grasses, notably invasive…
Q & A with the National Interagency Fire Center
2023-12-18 14:08:00 UTC
Interview: A primer on fire season with the ‘Pentagon of Wildfire Response’
The National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise brings together nine land management agencies to respond to summer wildfires. How does it all work?
Sprawling over 50 acres, this regional command center is home to a partnership of…
A photographic journey of snow melt across the Truckee River
2023-05-24 13:31:00 UTC
What can we learn about the Truckee River from up above
Even while the recent heatwave is over and warming temperatures are ahead, the central Sierra snowpack remains at nearly 300% of normal, with much of the Truckee River watershed at 200%. The heatwave brought regional-wide record temperatures which accelerated…
As chilly weather lingers, the region is still one of the fastest warming
2023-05-24 13:23:00 UTC
With nothing short of a wild winter hopefully soon behind us, we can start to look toward more time spent outdoors. But, as is typical in our region, the weather continues to toss us curveballs. Last week saw above-average temperatures that melted much of the massive snowpack that remains in…
New System Built to Better Predict Runoff During Historic Storm Season
2023-05-24 13:17:00 UTC
The amount of water present in these systems is similar to the average flow of water at the mouth of the Mississippi River
As the region catches up with shoveling massive amounts of snow, the weather forecast hints toward change. Back-to-back atmospheric river systems are moving inland and forecasters are…
In rewilding a pocket of pristine antelope habitat
2023-01-20 13:34:19 UTC
For nearly a decade, as the high desert sun bore down across a wide expanse of rolling hills, deep canyons and wide valleys within the remote Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge, volunteers have labored within a maze of sagebrush to remove large stretches of barbed wire fence.
Fences, despite having become…
Methane: the ugly, bad, and the good
2022-11-03 12:57:19 UTC
Many Americans begin the morning with breakfast, usually cooked over the stove. Possibly eggs, pancakes, or toast from bread baked in the oven. Our lives take energy, whether it is the morning cup of coffee or the natural gas we use to cook our meals, the energy has to come…
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