Reports surfaced over the weekend that the lake had plummeted eight feet after Southern Nevada experienced a 4.8 magnitude earthquake Friday.
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Over the past three years, drought and human disturbance have conspired to destroy most of the Amargosa vole’s core habitat near the town of Tecopa, Calif. University of California, Davis researchers are working to bolster the population of the small, white-bearded rodent.
Nevada’s new National Monument-in-waiting isn’t really on the way to anywhere.
For the second time this year, the Nevada Supreme Court has declined to dip its toe into a legal dispute over controversial plans to pipe groundwater to Las Vegas from across eastern Nevada.
Cleanup teams labored on Thursday for a third day to remove patches of crude petroleum that stained a California beach and fouled offshore waters from a pipeline rupture that may rank as the biggest oil spill to hit the Santa Barbara coastline in more than four decades.
If accurate, a new drought prediction would force Nevada to reduce its Colorado River water use by 4 percent while Arizona and Mexico take larger cuts.
Energy and water subcommittee chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., on Tuesday unveiled a 2016 spending bill for the Department of Energy that contains $70 million for various nuclear waste programs.
For the second time this year, the valley’s largest water utility is being sued by former employees who claim they were forced off the job in part to cover up mistakes and wrongdoing that cost ratepayers millions of dollars.
Building campfires, welding, and using charcoal stoves, explosives and fireworks will be prohibited in areas including Lake Mead, Mount Charleston, Valley of Fire State and Beaver Dam state parks.
A 2011 Environmental Protection Agency audit found widespread failure to deal with storm-water runoff pollution from state highways and Transportation Department facilities.
Fire crews extinguished a fire outside a recycling plant in the northern valley on Thursday morning, the North Las Vegas Fire Department said.
California water regulators on Tuesday adopted the state’s first rules for mandatory cutbacks in urban water use as the region’s catastrophic drought enters its fourth year.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman reacted to Monday’s news that the Department of Energy will start shipping low-level nuclear waste from Tennessee for disposal in Nevada.
The endangered Devil’s Hole pupfish present a metabolic mystery that seems to defy the rules of biology.
The nation’s largest reservoir has been losing a foot or more of water per week. Now at about 38 percent of capacity, its surface is almost 130 feet lower than it was in April 2000.
Las Vegas residents have become concerned over what seems like an increase of large moths around the valley this spring, especially at UNLV.
The new record is expected as Colorado River flow forecasts previously set at 71 percent of average have been slashed to 52 percent.
With drought gripping Nevada and much of the West, the state’s top water official and a state senator said it’s time to inventory just how much water there is and who owns what.
A Lake Havasu City dive company on Friday will take its first paying clients down to a B-29 Superfortress that crashed and sank into the lake in 1948.
Earth Day is celebrated every year by more than a billion people in 192 countries around the world.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the bi-state population of greater sage grouse found along the California-Nevada border does not require the protection of the Endangered Species Act, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced Tuesday.
The website for the inaugural Further Future festival describes it as “a shared experience that’s beyond our future.” Think Burning Man, only smaller and more exclusive.
Nevada’s burgeoning solar industry on Wednesday accused NV Energy of trying to maintain its power monopoly by stifling a program that lets customers with rooftop solar arrays get credit for producing extra electricity.
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