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DRI Leading $5 Million Regional Climate Adaptation Project
January 04, 2023 12:41 ET | Desert Research Institute
Reno, Nevada, Jan. 04, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The impacts of climate change have been acute in California and Nevada, with most of the last two decades spent in extended drought conditions and...
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DRI Appoints Vic Etyemezian, Ph.D., Vice President for Research
July 06, 2022 10:53 ET | Desert Research Institute
Las Vegas, July 06, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DRI is proud to announce the appointment of Vic Etyemezian, Ph.D., as the institution’s vice president for research, effective July 1, 2022. Etyemezian...
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New NV Energy Foundation Grant Will Support Wildfire Preparedness in Nevada
March 31, 2022 10:30 ET | Desert Research Institute
Reno, Nev., March 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the climate warms, wildfires in the Sierra Nevada are happening at unprecedented sizes and intensities, threatening communities and resources...
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Childhood Trauma and Genetics Linked to Increased Obesity Risk
March 09, 2022 13:00 ET | Desert Research Institute
Reno, Nev., March 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New research from the Healthy Nevada Project® found associations between genetics, obesity, and childhood trauma, linking social health determinants,...
Philippe Vidon, Ph.D. Appointed to Lead DRI’s Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
August 24, 2021 13:11 ET | Desert Research Institute
Reno, Nev., Aug. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DRI announced that Philippe Vidon, Ph.D., has been selected to lead the Institute’s Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences, which conducts...
New DRI Study Investigates Formation of Dangerous Compounds by E-cigarettes
July 19, 2021 17:43 ET | Desert Research Institute
Reno, Nev., July 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scientists with the Desert Research Institute (DRI) Organic Analytical Laboratory, led by Andrey Khlystov, Ph.D., have been awarded a $1.5M grant from...
Wildfire Smoke Exposure Linked to Increased Risk of Contracting COVID-19
July 15, 2021 17:52 ET | Desert Research Institute
Reno, Nev., July 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Wildfire smoke may greatly increase susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, according to new research from the Center for Genomic...
Does Cold Wildfire Smoke Contribute to Water Repellent Soils in Burned Areas?
May 25, 2021 14:11 ET | Desert Research Institute
Reno, Nev., May 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After a wildfire, soils in burned areas often become water repellent, leading to increased erosion and flooding after rainfall events – a phenomenon that...
Monica Arienzo, Ph.D., Receives DRI’s First National Science Foundation CAREER Award
May 03, 2021 11:36 ET | Desert Research Institute
Reno, Nev., May 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Desert Research Institute (DRI) is pleased to announce that Monica Arienzo, Ph.D., has been awarded a CAREER Award from the National Science...
EDF, NASA, DRI and Google Announce Web Application to Transform Water Management in the Western United States
September 15, 2020 19:08 ET | Desert Research Institute
Sacramento, California, Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Media Contact: Ronna Kelly, EDF, (510) 834-2563, (SACRAMENTO, CA — Sept. 15, 2020) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), NASA,...