Water suppliers from the four largest communities served by the Colorado River have finalized an agreement to prop up the drought-stricken river by paying cities, farms and industrial operations to cut their use.
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Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract critically low water levels in the Colorado River basin, which supplies water to about 40 million people in seven states.
WASHINGTON — A bill advancing in the U.S. House on Wednesday would create more than 73,000 acres of wilderness in Northern Nevada counties while making available land to support a copper mine in Lyon County.
The Rainbow Canyon neighborhoods on Mount Charleston, battered by floodwater and debris, are still scrambling to recover from damage caused by a summer storm on Monday.
The impact of drought on the Colorado River is so severe you can see the weight of it from space. Actually what you can see is the absence of weight.
Sen. Harry Reid on Monday defended the economic impact of renewable energy in Nevada, saying projects have created “thousands and thousands and thousands of jobs” even if many are short-term.
Though inhospitable to humans, Gunnison Island is home to one of the largest breeding colonies of American White Pelicans in North America, which specifically select the site for its inhospitality and seclusion.
Rural Nevada fracking opponents protested a federal oil and gas lease sale to Noble Energy in Reno on Thursday out of concern about the potential impact on the environment and the livelihoods of local ranchers.
Many farmers and residents in southern Utah will no longer be able to use water from the Virgin River because of ongoing drought conditions that have greatly diminished water levels in the river and its tributaries.
Already this summer, inspectors have intercepted 24 boats headed to Lake Tahoe with troublesome quagga mussels and other invaders attached, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada said Wednesday in seeking more federal help to track and contain the hostile species.
It takes a lot of power to pump water uphill, so the Southern Nevada Water Authority wants to open up land around one of its treatment plants for a new solar array.
Californians increased water consumption this year during the state’s severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining, according to a report released Tuesday.
A new week has brought another record low to Lake Mead, but the man in charge of the Las Vegas Valley’s water supply doesn’t sound worried.
Federal officials have identified more than 5,500 acres high in the Spring Mountains as critical habitat for the endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly.
A Thursday story about a bill to help clean up the Three Kids Mine in Henderson incorrectly stated the relationship between two of the people leading the effort. Bob Unger and Mindy Unger-Wadkins are brother and sister and partners in the project.
Savaged by drought, Lake Mead has shrunk to its lowest level since the Great Depression.
A hazardous material response team was on site at the U.S. Capitol following an industrial spill incident that began sometime around 2:30 a.m. to 3 a.m., closing the House side of the building.
More than a thousand acres of Southern Nevada land scarred by mining waste was given a future when Congress completed work Wednesday allowing a major cleanup and redevelopment on a long disused site in Henderson.
Language to protect privately held water rights from federal takings was included in an appropriations bill that is awaiting action in Congress, U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei announced Wednesday.
Western governors, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture expressing concerns about a proposed directive that could affect states’ authority over their water resources.
RENO — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff’s position that Moapa rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.
For better or worse, Mother Nature helped Nevada wildlife officials kick off a monthlong “bear awareness” campaign this week to combat danger on the roadways around Lake Tahoe and, more importantly, conflicts in neighborhoods with bad trash habits up and down the Sierra Nevada’s eastern front.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell gave a national designation to the 30-mile Black Canyon Water Trail in June, making it the first nationally designated water trail in the Southwest and the first in the nation that traverses a desert. The trail encompasses a 30-mile portion of the Lower Colorado River and is now one of 16 national water trails.
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