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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Scientists at the University of Wyoming are measuring river depth with satellite and aircraft images, which could prove to be helpful with increasing frequency and intensity of flooding.

NPS

A new study finds that hunting season does not trigger untimely mule deer migration in Wyoming.

US Fish & Wildlife Service

The Wyoming Pocket Gopher is extremely hard to study, but scientists at the University of Wyoming have found one way to make it easier.

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Yellowstone National Park has more geysers than anywhere else on the planet. While some of them erupt regularly enough to be called 'Old Faithful', others are not as consistent.

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It is common knowledge not to put metal in the microwave, but that's exactly what researchers at the University of Wyoming are doing.

NPS / J. Tobiason

Climate change may make snowpack in the coming years smaller and force it to melt earlier in the year.

USFWS

The Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) is studying groundwater quality across the state.

Greg Sanders

Scientists have found that wildfires in hot and dry conditions are becoming more frequent.

Michael O'Shea

Monday, December 21, is the longest night of the year, but this year there's something to brighten the skies: a planetary conjunction.

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Researchers at the University of Wyoming are studying a weather modification technology that may increase snowfall, called cloud seeding, to see if it can help with droughts.

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As the FDA considers the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine this week, figures around the U.S., including here in Wyoming, are calling into question the vaccine and the approval process it's going through.

Melodie Edwards

A new survey finds that Wyoming residents support all forms of energy in the state.

Utah State University

Researchers at the University of Wyoming are working to identify invasive plants using drones and satellites.

Invasive plant extension specialist Dan Tekiela said invasive grasses in Wyoming create fuel that makes fires larger. He said they also decrease biodiversity and hurt the ecosystem, which can harm agriculture.

Diego Delso

Researchers at the University of Wyoming are studying how moose cool themselves down.

UW researcher Tana Verzuh said the moose population in the Snowy Range is declining and that rising temperatures may be a cause.

University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming Museum of Vertebrates has created an online database of skulls and skeletons.

Matt Carling, faculty curator of the museum and associate professor in zoology and physiology, said the Coe Library assisted the museum in creating the free database.

Engin Akyurt

A University of Wyoming study finds that small disruptions to your morning routine can make you less productive throughout the day.

Sarah Pack

University of Wyoming researchers are trying to model the brain when it is exposed to drugs.

Michael Dillon

Climate change is forcing insects to move to higher elevations.

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Researchers at the University of Wyoming will soon begin to test the state's wastewater for COVID-19.

Roads&Bridges

Researchers at the University of Wyoming are studying the safety of gravel roads in the state.

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A researcher at the University of Wyoming studied the history of seabirds in the Falkland Islands, off the tip of Argentina. The goal was to learn how climate change affected the ecosystem in the past.

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Scientists at the University of Wyoming are studying how moose respond to bark beetles killing their forest habitats.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Researchers at the University of Wyoming are developing and testing a computer model that predicts wildfire growth.

Joseph C. Stone, Albuquerque Fire Department

A University of Wyoming study finds that exposing wildland firefighters to heat may help them avoid heat-related illnesses.

Using the products of sewage treatment to fertilize soil may turn waste into a valuable resource.

Fires are raging across the West. So far this year, 46,416 fires have burned over 8 million acres across the U.S. That's actually less fires than usual for this far into the year, but more land burned.

Chuck Bartlebaugh

A new study finds that bear spray is still effective in wind and cold.

The study, led by Brigham Young University, tested bear spray range for different conditions that might occur in harsh climates.

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