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.
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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.
That wasn’t just any plane on a fly-by over the Golden Gate Bridge.
One day after Earth Day, members of the Moapa Band of Paiutes and other tribes marched into the heart of Gold Butte carrying a plea for protection.
Storms brought deep snow to the mountains that feed the vital Colorado River this winter and spring, but the dried-out landscape will soak up some of the runoff before it can reach the river and the 40 million people depending on it for water.
The pilot of a solar-powered plane on an around-the-world journey took a few minutes Friday to exchange pleasantries with the United Nations secretary general as he flew high above the Pacific Ocean enroute to a stop in Northern California.
Earth Day has always been a tough sell in a place where the desert is treated as something to be “feared and built on.”
Every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, Lake Mead’s Twitter account is posting a new video shot somewhere in the 1.5 million acre recreation area to mark National Park Week.
The Carson River is having its first healthy water year in quite some time and dozens of large fish were frolicking in a shallow wetland near the river on Thursday. Wildlife Department Public Information Officer Chris Healy said the fish are likely carp and were probably spawning,
The Southern Nevada Water Authority board approved a set of contracts Thursday to deliver groundwater to the Faraday Future factory site at Apex.
The federal government is adding White Pine County in Nevada to a list of primary natural disaster areas due to drought.
A growing network of cameras trained on the mountains around Lake Tahoe is changing the way crews fight wildfires, scientists say.
PHOENIX — Authorities have revealed how much money will be given to nine people in a settlement against two polygamous towns in Arizona and Utah that were found to have discriminated against nonbelievers.
Lake Tahoe’s famed waters lost clarity in 2015, due in part to warmer waters and more rain than snow the previous winter, researchers said Tuesday.
Nevada is home to some of the quietest spaces in the country, according to an analysis by the National Park Service. On detailed soundscape maps produced by the agency, much of the Silver State scarcely registers for either human-caused noise or the background buzz of nature.
In an annual rite of spring in the Nevada state capital, bleating sounds fill the air along the green hills on the west side of Carson City, where grazing sheep provide a natural source of wildfire suppression.
The population of the endangered Devil’s Hole pupfish appears to be rebounding, according to a recent count in the water-filled cavern the species calls home 90 miles west of Las Vegas.
Longtime DRI President Stephen Wells is taking a job in New Mexico in June, and his departure has raised concern that state leaders will consider folding DRI’s resources into one or both of Nevada’s universities.
The Clark County Wetlands Park and the Nature Conservancy will host an event Saturday designed to get people outside and provide monarch butterflies with something good to eat during their long migration.
A Reno wildlife sanctuary is working to take care of four orphaned black bear cubs.
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