In The News: College of Sciences

Las Vegas Sun
September 19, 2019

Las Vegas’ nearest island is hundreds of miles away. But a “sky island” can be found right in the city’s backyard. The Spring Mountains, particularly the area near Mount Charleston, are a hotbed of biodiversity, with an estimated 28 species of endemic plants, animals and insects, according to the U.S. Forest Service.

PR Newswire
September 13, 2019

Rockwealth Resources Corp. ("Rockwealth" or the "Company") (TSXV: RWR) announces that it has entered into a binding amalgamation agreement dated September 12, 2019 (the "Definitive Agreement") with Realgold Resources Corp. ("Realgold"), pursuant to which the Company will acquire all of the issued and outstanding securities of Realgold (the "Transaction"), as more particularly described below.

The Nevada Independent
September 6, 2019

Water researcher Kumud Acharya has become interim president of the Desert Research Institute (DRI) for the next two years.

KSNV-TV: News 3
August 23, 2019

It’s officially an outbreak. There are more West Nile cases in Southern Nevada this year than ever before and mosquito season is far from over.

KSNV-TV: News 3
August 23, 2019

One of the most important mining operations in the world is just an hour's drive from Las Vegas.

KNPR News
August 23, 2019

There’s a question out there related to climate change that everyone asks but no one seems to have a good answer for: When will climate change reach the point of no return? Read the news, and timelines range from 18 months to 12 years to 40 years. UNLV geology professor Matt Lachniet explained it is not about an exact drop-dead moment.

Popular Mechanics
August 16, 2019

Dedicating years of schooling to pursue higher math degrees may help solve certain problems, but does it make any difference for something as simple as cutting your grass? To find out, I spent the week discussing the mathematics of lawn mowing with my colleagues at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Sun
August 5, 2019

For generations, summer in Nevada has meant fire season. These days, it’s more accurate to call it a fire year.

KSNV-TV: News 3
July 29, 2019

The grasshopper invasion of the Las Vegas Valley is well underway.

NBC News
July 29, 2019

A grasshopper swarm in the Las Vegas Valley of Nevada has been so thick at times that the National Weather Service warned motorists it could impact visibility on area roads.

Las Vegas Review Journal
July 8, 2019

Nevada faces a low potential of California’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Friday triggering a seismic event along one of its many fault lines, according to an earthquake expert.

KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
July 8, 2019

Nevada is no stranger to earthquakes.