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Free Climate and Health Presentation on Oct. 10

Posted: October 1, 2018

Learn from experts how “Smoke, Heat, Mosquitoes and Ticks” are affecting Northern Nevadans’ health during a free presentation Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Western Nevada College.

A panel of experts representing the Western Regional Climate Center at the Desert Research Institute and the University of Nevada, Reno will share their expertise on fire, extreme heat and biting insects from 6 to 8 p.m. in Marlette Hall in the Cedar Building on the Carson City campus.

The speakers will include Dr. Tim Brown, director of Western Regional Climate Center at DRI, wildfire trends and health effects of breathing smoke; Dr. Andrew Nuss, assistant professor of entomology at UNR, spread of mosquitoes and ticks and diseases they carry; and Dr. Stephanie McAfee, Nevada deputy state climatology and UNR assistant professor of geography, incidence and health effects of extreme heat events.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, phone Bill Prowse at 775-883-0902.