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Working to Solve our Most Challenging Environmental Problems
DRI’s research calls on the expertise and methods of scientists from multiple scientific disciplines. More than 500 highly-skilled scientists, engineers, technicians, students, and staff work collaboratively within and across three research divisions, focused on understanding and answering critical science questions about global climate change, water quality and availability, air quality, the sustainability of desert lands, life in extreme environments, education, and more.
DRI is pleased to announce “Space Education Educator Professional Development Training,” available for 80 educators in Las Vegas and Reno.
A new study shows more than 49,000 well users across the region may be at risk of exposure to unhealthy levels of arsenic in drinking water.
Wildfires Are Increasingly Burning California’s Snowy Landscapes and Colliding with Winter Droughts to Shrink California’s Snowpack
A DRI-led team examined what happens to mountain snowpacks when sunny, midwinter dry spells occur in forests impacted by severe wildfire.
Researchers found that urbanization and climate change are changing the strength and seasonality of flooding in the Las Vegas region.
Spring Sunny Heat Waves Caused Record Snowmelt in 2021, Adding to Severe Water Supply Impacts Across the Western U.S.
DRI researchers examined the role of spring heatwaves on the snowmelt rates of mountain snowpacks across the West.
With $5 million from NOAA’s Climate Adaptation Partners initiative, CNAP will focus on preparing communities to address local climate hazards.
Nevada NASA EPSCoR and Space Grant Consortium announced the new Project Director, Dr. Eric Wilcox, DRI research professor of atmospheric science.
Successful Citizen Science Weather Tracking Effort Goes National, Receives Three Additional Years of Funding From NASA
Researchers from Lynker, DRI, and UNR are partnering with community observers to track winter storms activity through Mountain Rain or Snow.
Scientists have sought to understand the conditions that led to the Great Barrier Reef’s formation. A new study claims to have the answer.
Footprints Claimed as Evidence of Ice Age Humans in North America Need Better Dating, New Research Shows
Recent research claimed that preserved footprints were from the last ice age. Now, a new study disputes the evidence of such an early age.
DRI Recognizes Lily Hahn as the 2022 Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award-Winner for Women in Atmospheric Sciences
The 24th annual Peter B. Wagner Memorial Award for Women in Atmospheric Sciences has been awarded to Lily Hahn.
Some tested private wells in Nevada are contaminated with levels of heavy metals that exceed federal, state or health-based guidelines.