Nevada Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in Nevada courtesy of Environmental Health News.
Climate change is helping warm Lake Tahoe's cobalt blue waters, which could complicate efforts to maintain its famed clarity, said one of America's most respected scientists and an expert on the Sierra lake.
Plants are shrinking in the Great Basin of Nevada, and warming climate could be the culprit, according to a paper published in the renowned science journal Global Change Biology based on research conducted by University of Nevada, Reno plant ecologist Beth Leger.
With the flip of a switch, Las Vegas city officials celebrated the powering up of 15,000 new solar panels that will provide energy to a nearby wastewater treatment plant.
There may be different opinions about the causes of climate change, but experts say there is no denying its existence - and the effects are nothing to sneeze at. Researchers say global warming is leading to larger plants, earlier and more robust pollination and, as a result, worsening allergies.
Snow that serves as the lifeblood of the nation’s $12.2 billion winter sports industry is melting under the influence of a warming climate, and dramatic steps are needed to protect the industry and the jobs it provides, a new study prepared for conservation groups concludes.
Significant reductions in grazing on public land – in some places outright elimination of the activity – is justified because of the impacts of a warming climate, scientists say in a new report.
To address climate change on a global level, Meltzer said the United States needs to take a leadership role in international policy development and demonstrate it is committed to substantially reducing carbon emissions.
John Christy says his new study of Sierra Nevada snowfall shows that global warming is not the dire threat many make it out to be.
Scientists are beginning new research into how a warming climate could affect water supplies and flooding along the Truckee River, the waterway that serves as one of the region's central natural features and the source of most of its water.
Nevada has a bright spot in the high desert and it's not another solar energy project. Instead, it's a place to explore the solar system as well as probe suspect gases that scientists believe are causing climate change.