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Amy Westervelt

 

A controversial proposal to use herbicides on invasive plants in the Tahoe Keys, in South Tahoe, is expected to win EPA approval this week.

  

EPA officials say the agency is still evaluating potential water quality issues, but even critics of the Tahoe Keys plan say they've been told approval is imminent. 

Congress is considering a bill to help the children of homeless veterans.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports Senator Dean Heller of Nevada is pushing to get this legislation passed.   

Julia Ritchey

  Earlier this week, Reno Public Radio investigated the city's shrinking tree canopy, which has dwindled by as much as 20 percent over the last two years. Councilwoman Naomi Duerr, a member of the tree commission and geologist, says she wants to do something about that. She sat down with reporter Julia Ritchey to tell us how Reno can better protect its trees. 

Doors To Recovery

Artown is drawing to a close this week, but Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss reports that the community impacts of one project, the Doors To Recovery exhibit, will extend far beyond the month-long festival.  

A Conversation: Nevada's Lifelines To Nepal

Jul 27, 2015
KNPB

Brent Boynton, from our public television partner KNPB, sat down recently with two local women whose nonprofit experience in Nepal allowed them to offer immediate assistance when earthquakes rocked the country back in April.  

KUNR

  A report detailing the state of Lake Tahoe was released on Thursday, raising concerns about the continued impact of low water levels. Reno Public Radio’s Julia Ritchey reports.

A packed conference room listened raptly as Geoff Schladow went over a few of the most salient points in this year’s report at the Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.

Schladow directs the the University of California-Davis’ Tahoe Environmental Research Center. He says some of their main concerns are increasing amounts of microscopic algae and the rate of evaporation.

Kids And Chores

Jul 24, 2015

The delegation of chores can cause lots of family conflict.

Kim Shiflett / NASA

Two federal agencies are teaming up in effort to help farmers in Nevada and other parts of the county better predict and prepare for an increasingly dry future.

Farm industry officials in Nevada say a more innovative and accurate drought response system can help production efforts going forward. That's where a new partnership between the US Department of Agriculture and NASA comes in. The agencies are expanding the use of satellite technology to gather data on soil moisture and create space-borne maps showing drought effects in specific regions.

Nevada Department of Transportation

Fatal road accidents in Nevada have increased in the last year. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic related deaths in Nevada have increased 10 percent over the same time a year ago. This overturns data that actually showed a twelve percent decrease in the state's road fatality rate in the last decade. 

Officials with the Nevada Department of Public Safety blame excessive speed for this increase. According to the agency's Zero Fatalities website, a total of 163 traffic related deaths have occurred since January of this year.

Transformative. Meditative. Healing. These words are often used to describe the Artown exhibit Combat Papers: Service Through Art.  It’s on display now at Northwest Reno Library.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray visited the library to see how artists have turned recycled military uniforms into their canvas.

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