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Stories in the Green section from the Reno News & Review.

Published: Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Last Build Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:27:00 PDT


A new leaf > Four high school students traded summer vacations for green jobs in Nevada with the Nature Conservancy.

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Kids across the country are headed back to school. For some, the summer excursion started and ended on the couch. But for four young...

Wild and Wooly > Multitasker green pulls groups together.

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Sheila LaDrew is an art teacher, environmentalist and mom. She is also as close to a pixie as you will find in Reno. Pint-sized...

Act locally > Climate change comes home.

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

At the COP21 climate summit in Paris in December, 195 nations committed to limiting warming to no more than 2°C (3.6°F) above pre-industrial levels....

Stay cool > UNR gets centralized air.

Thu, 04 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Last week when the temperature hit 103 degrees, it was still a nice and cool 70 to 75 degrees inside the buildings at the...

All grown up > The Greenhouse project shows range.

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Sometimes a project is actually 10 projects. The Greenhouse Project in Carson City is like that. Located on the Carson High School campus—but operating...

Silver lining > Dr. John Whitney is the inventor of a fertilizer made from recycled materials.

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Dr. John Whitney’s father was a farmer. But that wasn’t the life Whitney wanted for himself. “I went into mining to get away from...

Social science > Wells Discovery Museum goes adult.

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

At what age does science start to feel like it’s off-limits for amateurs? Sarah Gobbs-Hill, education director at the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery...

Ecotourism > A pedal-powered garden tour highlights several of local permaculture’s many forms.

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

As Lindsay Craig opened his gate, eight robust goats, named after seasonings that pair well with goat—Rosemary, Salt, Pepper, Mint—greet him as if they...

House of bugs > Reno’s best insect house is in Lemmon Valley.

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

How many people in Reno are uniquely qualified to run a bug and butterfly house in their free time? Kevin Burls and Cynthia Scholl...

Meat and greet > Certification courses for ranchers and farmers cover the steps that take place between farm and fork.

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

For many people, meat processing starts in the supermarket and ends in the kitchen, often without much thought given to the steps that happen...

Farm love > New agriculture project launched.

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

It’s June and 90 degrees in Reno, which means it’s a cool 80 in Bordertown. But the heat doesn’t stop a small group of...

Indoor oasis > Aquaponics facility turns out local produce.

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Mexico’s ancient Aztecs were the first civilization in the Americas to dabble in aquaponics, combining fish farming with vegetable production on artificial islands called...

Catching rays > Non-profit installs 100th solar project.

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 00:00:00 PDT

There hasn’t been much good news for solar energy enthusiasts in Nevada in 2016. Weathering the storm, however, is local non-profit Black Rock Solar,...

Winged invasion > Project studies spread of cabbage white butterfly.

Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

For nearly two years, University of Nevada, Reno doctoral student Anne Espeset has been helping collect cabbage white butterflies from all over the globe...

Alternative medicine > Garden project is partnership.

Thu, 19 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

This summer, Renown Medical Center and local non-profit Urban Roots are partnering on an endeavor to grow healthy food and a healthier community, by...

Into orbit >

Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

For those who are itching to see more of the solar system, a door at the back of Sparks High School serves as a...

Urban jungle > Restoring Reno’s tree canopy.

Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

City Council Member Naomi Duerr and the Urban Forestry Commission are on a mission to bolster Reno’s disappearing tree canopy through a new program...

Fresh tracks > Volunteers build new trails on Peavine.

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Peavine Mountain, located just north of Reno, looks barren from a distance—but up close, a network of trails and dirt roads reveal evidence of...

Full bloom > One line summary.

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Ample winter moisture brought a “superbloom” to Death Valley this spring, and may make for a great wildflower year across much of the Sierra...

Smoke signals > Will a wet winter bring a fiery summer?

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A wetter-than-average winter and spring are helping to ease drought conditions across the Great Basin. However, an active fire season may now be on...

Small fry > Trout released into Truckee.

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 00:00:00 PDT

One Thursday in March, Vanessa Burch-Urquhart’s third grade class from Fernley Elementary School boarded a bus to Oxbow Nature Study Area in Reno. In...

Nature preserved > Past meets present at Natural History Museum.

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

On the third floor of the Fleischmann Agriculture Building at the University of Nevada, Reno, there is a nature preserve of an unusual sort....

Higher education > Medical cannabis summit set.

Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Although medical marijuana use is legal in Nevada and has been available at local dispensaries since July 2015, many doctors and patients are not...

Custom compost > An alternate route to greener grasses.

Thu, 17 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PDT

In the dry, brown landscape of Northern Nevada, large expanses of green grass are often one of the most environmentally unfriendly of environments, requiring...

School of snow > Teaching snow safety in avalanche terrain.

Thu, 10 Mar 2016 00:00:00 PST

After a mild February, winter storms in the forecast for early March will likely draw people out to play in the Sierra—but the mountains...