Topic: environment

A dry lake bed at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Research | June 6, 2019
UNLV researcher develops new method for categorizing climate change beliefs and shares tactics for communicating with deniers.
hands holding bottle and applicator over fossil
Research | May 14, 2019
UNLV geoscientist, student among international research team behind discovery of ancient monkey species that lived in Africa 22 million years ago.
A portrait of George Rhee, a professor of physics and astronomy at UNLV.
Research | January 4, 2019
UNLV physicist developed a calculator to compute the significance of using renewables in a warming world.
petri dish and beakers containing liquids
Research | December 26, 2018
In 2018, faculty and students collaborated with one another and international colleagues on scientific exploration that sought to help people make sense of themselves and the world around them.
Research | November 28, 2018
Climate change researcher Matt Lachniet explains the impacts of hotter temperatures.
Research | November 8, 2018
UNLV geologist investigating 310 million-year-old fossil trackway from ancient reptilian creature.
People | October 17, 2018
Scholarship fuels research that could save communities from floods.
Shawn McCoy posing with tree
Research | August 27, 2018
Demand for real estate rebounds in high-risk areas within one to two years of a wildfire, UNLV study finds. Here’s what the research may mean for homeowners in California and beyond.
view of Earth from the moon
Research | July 17, 2018
How the Whole Earth Catalog’s optimistic message reinvented the environmental movement in 1968
two women with boxes
People | July 3, 2018
As geologist Peg Rees heads to retirement, the 4,000 pounds of rocks she collected go to the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center.
UNLV geoscientist Eugene Smith
Research | March 13, 2018
How a vacation in South Africa, a one-of-its-kind UNLV lab, and pieces of volcanic glass smaller than a grain of salt changed a long-held view of human history.
UNLV engineering students
Campus News | December 27, 2017
News-making student achievements include wins in national and international competitions; triumphs over personal adversity; and inventions and research with regional, national, global, and intergalactic impact.