Ashley Piccone

News Intern

Ashley is a PhD student in Astronomy and Physics at UW. She loves to communicate science and does so with WPM, on the Astrobites blog, and through outreach events. She was born in Colorado and got her BS in Engineering Physics at Colorado School of Mines. Ashley loves hiking and backpacking during Wyoming days and the clear starry skies at night!

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University of Wyoming researchers are exploring the wake that is produced by wind turbines.

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University of Wyoming researchers have created a computer model that can identify animals in images taken by camera traps.

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A new survey finds that alcohol consumption in Wyoming has increased during the pandemic.

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A survey of Wyoming residents finds that concerns about COVID-19 are declining.

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The National Solar Tour will give Wyomingites an opportunity to learn about solar power from their own neighbors.

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The University of Wyoming is part of an international effort to create a rapid handheld test for COVID-19.

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The University of Wyoming is part of a collaboration that has identified 65 extinct plants in North America.

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Last week's unusual September snowstorm wasn't great for plants.

Assistant Extension Educator for Horticulture at University of Wyoming Donna Hoffman said there are a lot of broken branches on trees, and flowers that were not protected are probably done growing for the season.

Kevin Vandivier

Taking a vitamin D supplement may be a good idea as the summer comes to an end. Medical experts say it can provide a boost to your immune system, and may even help your body fight the coronavirus.

Oscar Vilca

A new study suggests that glacial lakes are growing as the earth's temperatures increase.

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A University of Wyoming team has received a $5 million grant to research the Earth's critical zone.

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A team of University of Wyoming astronomy students have compiled the largest ever catalog of quasars. Wyoming Public Radio's Ashley Piccone spoke with graduate student Brad Lyke about what a quasar is and why they are important.

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Wyoming Game and Fish killed four wolves in northwestern Wyoming last week as part of an effort to control their interactions with livestock.

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A team of astronomy students at the University of Wyoming have compiled the largest ever catalog of quasars.

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A University of Wyoming life science team has received a $6 million National Science Foundation grant.

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Taxes Continue To Be A Hard Sell For Many Lawmakers

This week, Gov. Mark Gordon started addressing Wyoming's $1.5 billion shortfalls with $250 million in budget cuts.

Anna Rader


Medicine Bow National Forest is a popular area for recreation in Southeastern Wyoming, covering about one million acres of mountains, lakes, and more.

The National Forest Service is launching a plan for restoration in Medicine Bow. The Landscape Vegetation Analysis, or LaVA project, gives the Forest Service the ability to treat over two hundred thousand acres of the forest with prescribed burns and logging and build up to 600 miles of temporary roads. Although the Forest Service said the goal of the project is to create a healthier forest, environmental groups are critical of the plan.

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The National Forest Service is launching a new restoration project in Medicine Bow National Forest.

Rocky Mountain Power

Rocky Mountain Power's renewable energy program turns 20 this year. So far, it has helped over 20 Wyoming organizations start renewable energy projects.

Bernard Spragg

A study by the Bureau of Reclamation predicts that the current water levels in the Colorado River Basin will only postpone water shortages.

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The University of Wyoming will conduct upwards of 25,000 COVID-19 tests per week when all students return to campus September 28.

Matthew Lachniet

Caves in Nevada can tell scientists about the history of the climate in the West and what it might look like in the future.

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A University of Wyoming team is creating an app that they hope will better predict hazardous winter weather across the region. 

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A new analysis by the Great Plains Institute and the University of Wyoming describes possible steps that industries in the U.S. can take to lower their carbon dioxide emissions. They propose using carbon capture technology and transportation infrastructure that moves the carbon dioxide to storage locations underground.

Lisa Barrett

University of Wyoming researchers examined how elephants use water as a tool in a new study.

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It's difficult to build electronics in space, but a University of Wyoming and NASA partnership is working on a method.

K Kendall

Most of the West has been experiencing drought this year. Bart Miller, with the environmental group Western Resource Advocates, said that the water levels we are seeing this year are nothing new.

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