In 1964, a bristlecone pine tree in Nevada’s Snake Mountains was cut down in the name of research.
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On April 29, through a partnership between the Desert Research Institute and the Reno-based manufacturing company Drone America — a fixed-wing drone successfully deployed flares containing silver iodide crystals as part of a cloud-seeding experiment.
A flood control system will be built under an $8.8 million contract awarded Wednesday by the North Las Vegas City Council.
More than 13 years after it was created, Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area finally has its first paved access road and other amenities.
The nation’s largest man-made reservoir slipped to a new record low sometime after 7 p.m. Wednesday, and forecasters from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation expect see its surface drop another 2 feet through the end of June.
A magnitude 3.9 earthquake reported in rural Northern Nevada on Saturday was felt near the site of the Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert, seismologists said.
Sometimes in science all you get is the chance to prove yourself wrong. Geologist Vance Haynes expected to be part of a major discovery when he joined the Tule Springs archaeological expedition in the hills north of Las Vegas in September 1962.
The oil and gas industry on Thursday challenged in federal court drilling restrictions imposed by the Obama administration to protect a struggling bird that ranges across 11 Western states.
More than 67,000 wild horses and burros now roam public land across the West, an increase of 15 percent from last year, according to estimates released Wednesday by the Bureau of Land Management.
Federal plans to saddle Nevada with burying the nation’s most potent radioactive waste in Yucca Mountain were bemoaned Tuesday by the state Commission on Nuclear Projects and American Indians who would be most affected.
Three suspects have been identified in the recent vandalism at Devils Hole in Death Valley National Park, according to the National Park Service.
The Bureau of Land Management has pulled the plug on a public-private partnership in Northern Nevada aimed at shrinking the size of a wild horse herd southeast of Carson City through the use of contraceptives.
Great Basin National Park just won certification as an International Dark Sky Park, a rare designation that places it alongside other starry wonderlands such as Death Valley National Park, Capitol Reef and Canyonlands.
A swarm of dozens of mostly small earthquakes in a sparsely populated area of northwestern Arizona has continued with the strongest quake recorded so far.
The Obama administration is revising a federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years, even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.
For the first time in aviation history, a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft has successfully tested a cloud-seeding payload during an experimental flight in Nevada.
Concerned about continued deterioration of drought-stricken rangeland in Nevada, the BLM’s state director wants to round up 4,000 wild horses in Elko County — more mustangs than were gathered across 10 Western states combined last year.
The future of the sage grouse — a vulnerable game bird facing numerous threats to its existence — soon will benefit from an unlikely source: Nevada prison inmates.
At least one former employee of the Las Vegas Valley Water District is under FBI investigation for allegedly bilking the public agency out of $4.5 million in a scheme involving fraudulently purchased office supplies shipped to New Jersey.
Almost three years after the Carpenter 1 fire burned through the Spring Mountains, the U.S. Forest Service is about to start work on two trails closed by the blaze. Repairs to the South Loop and Griffith Summit trails are slated to get underway this summer and wrap up in the fall.
Gov. Brian Sandoval’s threat to pursue legal options to boost federal funding for managing wild horse populations drew mixed reaction from Nevada’s congressional delegation Wednesday.
Top water officials in Nevada, Arizona and California have negotiated a deal to cut their use of the Colorado River and slow the decline of Lake Mead, but the landmark agreement is far from finished.
Residents of a rural northern Nevada town are volunteering in the first public-private partnership of its kind providing water for wild horses on the range and shooting the mares with contraceptive darts to help shrink the size of the herd.
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