The total annual radiation dose from activities at the Nevada National Security Site in 2014 was well below the Department of Energy limit, according to a report summary released Thursday by the department's Nevada Field Office.
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The National Park Service will ring in its centennial year on Jan. 1 by increasing fees at parks across the country, including Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
A new area manager has been named for the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, a part of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest just east of the Las Vegas Valley.
Almost a third of cactuses are at risk of extinction because of threats including illegal trade and a spread of farms in arid areas, making the spiny plants among the most vulnerable species, scientists said on Monday.
Everyone and every living thing needs water. The challenge in Nevada is how best to prepare and share when Mother Nature turns off the taps.
The changing of the seasons, cooler temperatures and a little bit of rain means an end to fire restrictions on most public lands in Nevada.
A paved road and parking lot, restrooms and hiking trails are part of the plans for Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area, and the Bureau of Land Management wants to know your thoughts about it.
A state panel began the tough task Monday of wading through possible changes to more than a century of water law and other measures to better position Nevada to weather prolonged drought.
HILDALE, Utah — Turn off of State Road 59, follow Utah Avenue east to Canyon Street and you can see where the Sept. 14 flash flood ripped through this town, piling debris and sediment on the street and surrounding wash banks.
The valley's water system entered a new age Friday, as the first drops from a critical new straw at Lake Mead entered the community's distribution system.
Elko and Eureka counties and two mining companies have filed the first lawsuit in Nevada challenging new federal land management plans intended to protect sage grouse, arguing that the rules are overbroad and were imposed in violation of existing law.
Take a big drink, Las Vegas. You've earned it. As early as Friday, valley residents will get their first taste of water drawn through the Southern Nevada Water Authority's new straw at Lake Mead.
The greater sage grouse will not be added to the endangered species list because the bird's habitat in Nevada and 10 other western states is already being protected by "the largest land conservation effort in U.S. history."
Managers and overseers of public water systems joined others Tuesday in recommending tweaks to Nevada water law to reward conservation and spread responsibility to conserve during times of drought.
Gov. Brian Sandoval opened a three-day water summit Monday with his own observations of a drought-stricken landscape of depleted reservoirs, rivers reduced to trickles and mountaintops no longer capped with snow.
Water, the lack of it and how the driest state in the nation can best stretch every last drop will be the focus of a three-day drought summit that convenes Monday in Carson City.
The Las Vegas Valley has enough water to support 1 million more residents, and it should be able to weather at least the next 20 years before any permanent new supplies are needed, according to the Southern Nevada Water Authority's revised 2015 resource plan.
Drought-stricken cities in Southern California will soon get some help courtesy of the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
Just how large and expensive is the Southern Nevada Water Authority's next construction project at Lake Mead? The test drive alone is priced at almost $10 million.
A bill making it easier for the government to sell or swap small and scattered parcels of forest land won unanimous approval on the House on Wednesday.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority would dip into its reserves to lease water to drought-stricken California under a plan slated for a vote by the agency's board Thursday.
The snowpack in California's Sierra Nevada mountains probably shrank to the lowest in 500 years this year and climate change may cause further declines, worsening water shortages in the drought-stricken state, a U.S. study said on Monday.
After seven years of construction, the Las Vegas Valley's new straw into Lake Mead now has some water in it.
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