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2013-08-06 16:22:23

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Environmental Practice Group, led by Don Springmeyer, recently obtained two significant victories from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in water law cases paramount to the survival of Pyramid Lake and the well-being of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in Nevada. Springmeyer, from multispecialty law firm, Wolf Rifkin Shapiro Schulman & Rabkin, headed the team from The Environmental Practice Group in persuading the Court to...

Invasive Grass May Be Contributing To Extreme Wildfires
2012-12-06 13:33:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists comprised of members from Penn State, UMass Amherst, UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) and University College London has revealed that an invasive grass species may be one reason that fires are bigger and more frequent in certain regions of the western U.S. Using satellite imagery, the team identified cheatgrass — a plant species accidentally introduced by western settlers during the 1800s...

Cougar Migration Patterns Different Than Expected
2012-10-09 19:25:34

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a recent study that appeared online in the August early-view edition of the journal Molecular Ecology, researchers looked at DNA in tissue samples that had been collected from 739 mountain lions over a period of seven years. The purpose of the study, the first to be conducted on such a large scale, was to discover population structures and history and to identify “sinks” and “sources” in the region....

2012-08-15 14:20:57

TRUCKEE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirits of days gone by will be summoned to haunt the streets of historic Truckee, CA during the adults-only Historical Haunted Tour on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19, 2012. "Unforeseen treats and spooky performances are planned for tour," shares Christina Stoever-Young of Sunshine Tahoe, the producer of Truckee's annual Historical Haunted Tour. "We'll be kicking off both evenings at Moody's Bistro Bar & Beats and...

2012-08-08 10:20:16

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ACAT Global commissioned the project in an effort to showcase the design and technology of the corporation's new catalytic converter. Acquiring all technology and manufacturing assets of GM/Delphi's metallic catalytic converter division, ACAT Global is currently producing the world's lightest, smallest, most cost-effective, and greenest catalytic converter on the market today. GM/Delphi invested an estimated $500 million, during an 18-year period, to...

2012-07-24 06:22:12

SAN DIEGO, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reno Efficient Sustainable Practices (ESP), a division of Reno Contracting, has been selected to provide Energy and Water Conservation Services to the County of San Diego under its energy and water sustainability program. In conjunction with the County of San Diego Department of General Services, Reno ESP will guide and support the County in its pursuit to lower energy and operational costs, drive down greenhouse gas emissions, as well as reduce water...

2012-07-12 06:24:17

TRUCKEE, Calif., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trails and Vistas announces "The Dreaming Tree" art hikes with views of the Sierra Nevada on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, 2012 at Donner Ski Ranch, just ten minutes from Truckee-Tahoe, CA. More than thirty artists including world musicians, dancers, storytellers and visual artists will present the signature art hikes. In addition to tapping local creative talent, artists come from the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Cruz, Chico,...

2012-05-30 02:21:14

Non-Profit Ramps Up Efforts to Grow Awareness and Raise Funds for Environmental Projects in Tahoe TAHOE CITY, Calif. and INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tahoe Fund today announced the appointment of Amy R. Berry to the new position of CEO, a major milestone for the organization and its mission to raise private and public funding for environmental projects to restore and enhance Lake Tahoe. Berry joins the Tahoe Fund from ACCIONA Energy, where she was...

GPS And Space-based Radar Help Calculate Sierra Nevada’s Age, Growth
2012-05-07 10:29:51

Researchers studying the highest mountain range in the continental United States have been able to detect the rate at which it is growing and perhaps how old the mountains that are found there using new technology from space. The team of researchers from University of Nevada´s Geodetic Laboratory in Reno and University of Glasgow in the UK, said the Sierra Nevada mountains are steadily growing at the rate of about 1 inch every two decades across the entire 400-mile-long range on the...

2012-04-17 23:02:03

Attendees to come from 53 countries from around the world PROVO, UT (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 Tahitian Noni International, (soon to be Morinda Bioactives) will be holding their 2012 International Leadership Conference from April 18 — 21 at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nearly 6,000 Independent Product Consultants from around the world will be coming to participate in the event, bringing to Utah literally millions of dollars in travel, food, and convention revenue. At the...


Latest Great Basin Reference Libraries

Great Basin National Park
2013-04-17 17:12:12

Great Basin National Park is located in Nevada in the United States. The park holds 77,180 acres of land in the arid mountainous area between the Wasatch Mountains and Sierra Nevada mountain range, known as the Great Basin. It is located in the east central portion of Nevada about 290 miles from Las Vegas. In 1922, President Warren G. Harding established the area around and within the Lehman Caves, a popular tourist attraction, as a national monument and in 1986, the area was merged with...

Weather Reference Library
2012-07-19 13:18:39

Fallon Nevada is located on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain which has a huge impact in the type of weather in the region and is more of an arid type pattern. Temperatures for Fallon NV: December and January mark the coldest months in the area with average temps around 20-40F. February through March temps warm into the average of 30-50 increasing to 60 by March. April is a mild month with temps in the 40-60 range on average. May and June the average temps warm to 50-70...

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2007-03-16 18:32:33

The Cui-ui, Chasmistes cujus, is a large sucker fish endemic to Pyramid Lake in northwestern Nevada. It feeds primarily on zooplankton and possibly on nanoplankton (such as algae and diatoms). The maximum size of male cui-ui is approximately 21 in (53 cm) and 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) while females reach approximately 25 in (64 cm) and 6 lb (2.7 kg). The life span of Cui-ui is typically about forty years, but the fish do not reach sexual maturity until at least age eight. The Cui-ui is not only a...

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