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.
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The federal Bureau of Land Management is planning to remove 1,100 wild horses from a part of Northern Nevada that also contains sage grouse habitat.
Southern Spain will become desert and deciduous forests will vanish from much of the Mediterranean basin unless global warming is reined in sharply, according to a study released Thursday.
Through more than five decades of conservation work, Marge Sill came to be known as the mother and, later, the grandmother of Nevada wilderness.
A new study of ancient bristlecone pine trees, including some specimens high on Mount Charleston, shows they are highly resistant to damage from mountain pine beetles, which have killed millions of other pine trees across the West as the climate has warmed over in the past decade.
Opponents of a plan to build thousands of homes atop Blue Diamond Hill have renewed hope that the Clark County Commission will block the proposed development at its Dec. 7 meeting.
When Nevada inherited the closed Beatty nuclear waste dump in 1997, it accepted $9 million from the firm that operated it. After a frightening fiery accident last year, the cost of a retrofit is likely to be far in excess of that.
Zion National Park is being overrun, and officials there are searching for solutions from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City. Annual visitation has increased by about 1 million since 2010, and park is on track this year to see a record 4 million tourists.
A pitch for military readiness was met with concerns over wildlife, cultural heritage and public access Thursday, as the Air Force detailed its plans to expand the Nevada Test and Training Range northwest of Las Vegas.
The federal conspiracy case against Ammon Bundy and six co-defendants is now in the hands of jurors.
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