Tesla’s massive battery factory being built in Northern Nevada will be a thirsty resident, with some preliminary estimates saying it will require the equivalent of nearly half of the groundwater rights allocated to its Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center neighborhood.
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The House in January voted 394-0 for a bill to cut red tape at Lake Mead and other federal parks so recovery teams could search for victims of accidents or foul play. But the bill died late Tuesday when the Senate failed to take follow-up action before adjourning.
A $7.85 million advance from Congress will get the ball rolling on moving the Environmental Protection Agency’s Las Vegas labs and offices into new quarters at the Harry Reid UNLV Technology and Research Park, according to the U.S. senator whose name is on the sign.
Eighty years ago, Arizona sent national guard troops in commandeered ferryboats to try to stop California from diverting more water from the Colorado River.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday criticized state Department of Transportation staff for failing to address stormwater issues found in an audit by a federal agency that could now lead to millions of dollars in additional costs to the state.
The American and Italian flags hang from the front of a tunneling machine that just finished drilling a three-mile tunnel under Lake Mead and into a water intake structure placed at the bottom of the reservoir in 2012.
Congress is laying down a gauntlet on the sage grouse, challenging federal land managers to come up with better plans to avoid listing the desert bird as threatened or endangered, Rep. Mark Amodei of Nevada said Thursday.
A 23-foot-tall, $25 million rock-chewing machine beneath Lake Mead carefully ground through the last few feet of a three-mile journey that began in 2011, connecting a tunnel to an intake tower.
Citing the need to protect the community’s water supply from uncertainty on the Colorado River, Southern Nevada Water Authority board members voted Wednesday to build a new $650 million pump station at Lake Mead and raise rates to pay for it.
Sometime today, a massive underground tunneling machine should break through a reinforced concrete wall at the bottom of Lake Mead, completing its three-mile journey to connect with a 100-foot-tall drain pipe that has been waiting at the bottom of the reservoir since 2012.
An Alaska man has been ordered to pay almost $2,500 for a fine and court cost associated with federal prosecution for dumping refuse into the Colorado River and illegally collecting firewood in violation of his non-commercial private rafting trip permit.
Las Vegas Valley water customers could soon be asked to swallow their third rate increase in as many years for what officials are calling a $650 million hedge against Armageddon on the Colorado River.
Three new utility-scale solar power arrays are a step closer to construction just north of the Las Vegas Valley under a new federal initiative aimed at fast-tracking renewable energy development on public land.
Facing dwindling water supplies, Western states are struggling to capture every drop with dam and diversion projects that some think could erode regional cooperation crucial to managing the scarce resource.
The U.S. House voted Thursday to declare prized prehistoric fossil beds in the Las Vegas Valley as a government-protected national monument, part of a bill that combined defense programs with parks and public lands.
The National Park Service is looking for dive companies to run tours of a World War II-era B-29 bomber that crashed and sank to the bottom of Lake Mead.
A dozen years after Sloan Canyon was designated a national conservation area, the Bureau of Land Management is looking for help to decide what improvements should be made, and when.
The drought has dramatically reduced the size of a popular lake between Reno and Carson City, and officials fear it could dry up unless the Sierra Nevada gets enough snow this winter.
The death of wild animals and the injuries and destruction of property they cause on highways in Northern Nevada could be avoided if the community put more effort into fencing or other measures to keep wildlife off roadways, experts say.
The Obama administration took steps last week to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory problems, but meeting the stricter emissions limits is expected to be costly, including for the Southwest states of New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, so the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is warning visitors to expect large crowds, heavy traffic and even the occasional closure over the long holiday weekend.
Thanks to the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s stocking program, urban anglers can easily cast their lines at conveniently located fishing holes in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Mesquite, Beatty and even Cold Creek in the Spring Mountains.
Genetic test results released Friday confirm the first sighting of a gray wolf near the north rim of the Grand Canyon in 75 years.
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