Nevada Landscape (IMAGE) Desert Research Institute Caption A dry Nevada landscape. New research led by DRI scientists shows that atmospheric thirst is a persistent force in pushing Western landscapes and water supplies toward drought. Credit Riccardo Panella, DRI. Usage Restrictions This image may be used with appropriate caption and credit. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.