Contrary to popular belief, Nevada is actually home to a long list of impressive trees, including two champion specimens, both just outside Las Vegas, that rank as the largest of their kind in the nation. For the past 24 years, the Nevada Division of Forestry has maintained something called the Big Tree Register to track the state’s largest and most impressive trees.
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Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Rob Hahnlein says the body was reported shortly after 7:30 p.m. Saturday outside a home on Iron Canyon Road in Santa Clarita.
A huge toxic algae bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening more than 100 people and leaving farmers scrambling for clean water for days during the hottest part of the year.
Gov. Brian Sandoval plans to leave Monday for Australia along with more than 30 Nevada representatives on a mission designed to enhance trade partnerships that will focus on water technology and commercialization, tourism and gaming.
North Las Vegas is once again the exclusive water dealer for the Apex Industrial Park, under a deal unanimously approved Thursday by the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
Leo Drozdoff, director of the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, will retire in September after a long stint with the state agency, Gov. Brian Sandoval announced Thursday.
The National Speleological Society is holding its annual convention in Nevada for the first time, drawing almost 1,000 cave enthusiasts to Ely.
Caretakers are raising three bear cubs after their mother was struck by a car and killed at Yosemite National Park in California.
Retesting of the water supply this week at the Mt. Charleston Lodge restaurant found no evidence of elevated bacterial levels after concerns over one positive result.
The National Park Service announced Friday that a recent storm had left the dirt runway known as the Chicken Strip in Saline Valley too rough for safe landing.
The House Committee on Natural Resources announced plans Wednesday to hold a special hearing in North Las Vegas later this month to discuss changes in the management of federal land that could produce more affordable housing and free up more property to charitable organizations.
A 33-year-old man died at Lake Mead on Tuesday after jumping off a moving boat.
Nevada officials on Tuesday approved a $120,000 settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency over violations relating to polluted stormwater runoff from state Department of Transportation-run facilities.
Environmental advocates believe salts used to melt ice from the roads on Mount Charleston are weakening and killing trees along the roads, including majestic Ponderosa pines that are hundreds of years old. They are pushing for alternative treatments, but forestry and transportation officials say the problem is more complicated than that.
A stray cat rescued from a wash during last week’s floods — then made famous with a photo sent out by the Clark County Fire Department — is alive and well and in the care of a local veterinarian’s office. The plan right now is to find someone to adopt the feral cat or, failing that, release him back out onto the streets.
In the wake of a viral video showing men dumping an unknown liquid at a Northern Nevada manufacturing company, initial soil sample tests taken from the facility do not reveal significant levels of chemicals, according to the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday reiterated Nevada’s steadfast opposition to the construction of a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain ahead of a hearing Thursday on the project in Washington, DC.
The Roos-N-More animal attraction, 55 miles northeast of Las Vegas, will hold its first “open zoo day” in more than two years this Saturday.
Death Valley National Park just wrapped up its hottest June in more than a century of recordkeeping, with an average temperature of 101.9 degrees.
The Bureau of Land Management is now accepting public input on plans for an off-road race across Nevada that would cut through the newly designated Basin and Range National Monument.
Four helicopters and aircrews from the California National Guard are helping battle two wildfires in central California from the air.
A new local meet-up group is challenging an old stereotype that black people don’t like the great outdoors. Outdoor Afro, which is part of a nationwide advocacy group, sets up hikes, camping trips and other outings designed to connect African Americans to the natural world.
A powerful evening thunderstorm in Death Valley National Park on Friday has caused power and phone outages.
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