A three-year Spring Mountains National Recreation Area improvement campaign eliminated 90 of the 219 developed camp sites on Mount Charleston, a popular getaway that attracts more than 1.2 million annual visitors.
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Expected smoke and ozone from fireworks over the Fourth of July prompted the Clark County Department of Air Quality to issue an advisory on Thursday.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered the city of North Las Vegas to take immediate steps to fix violations of the federal Clean Water Act.
Federal regulators have designated more than 5,200 acres high in the Spring Mountains as critical habitat for the endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly.
Nevada joined 12 other states Monday in a lawsuit challenging an Obama administration rule expanding the federal government’s authority over non-navigational waters.
A dozen endangered Amargosa voles raised at the University of California, Davis were set free in the waist-high grass at a spring-fed marsh near the tiny town of Tecopa, Calif., about 90 miles west of Las Vegas.
Call it a seismic cultural shift triggered by lucrative rebates reaching up to $6,000 to remove front and backyard sod from a home, depending on the city and size of lawn.
The Kyle Canyon Detention Basin, overwhelmed by flash floods in 2013 following the Carpenter 1 fire on Mount Charleston, is now connected to an expanded network of underground channels at an estimated cost of $17 million.
The long-range forecast doesn’t bode well for the interior West as it chokes on a fourth year of drought and smoke from wildfires.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday she is confident that Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy, who with armed supporters faced down federal officials over grazing cattle on public land, will be held accountable.
Gov. Brian Sandoval welcomed water experts and managers from around the West on Tuesday to Lake Tahoe, where they reviewed a final report on dealing with drought.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval will wrap up his yearlong stint as chairman of the Western Governors’ Association next week after hosting the organization’s annual meeting at Lake Tahoe.
The desalination conversation is getting downright salty. Whatever drives your interest in a water future that includes desalination, there’s no shortage of opinions on the subject.
A Bureau of Land Management team is managing two wildfires on the Arizona Strip, the agency said Tuesday.
It wasn’t the “Miracle May” that some observers called it, but a month of downpours in Colorado and Utah did provide a significant boost to the outlook for the Colorado River.
When I raised the subject of investing in desalination a few months ago, I got the strong feeling there wasn’t much active interest at the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Their experts knew all about it, of course, but they also recognized it was expensive and probably wouldn’t be needed for decades to come.
Lake Mead isn’t draining out because you took that extra-long shower.
Nevada has enough water not only for today, but for tomorrow — even a tomorrow that includes hundreds of thousands of new Las Vegans and millions more tourists.
Embattled rancher Cliven Bundy says he and his son talked to government contractors on June 5, but he had nothing to do with shots fired near the group’s campsite later that night.
The FBI and Las Vegas police are investigating the June 5 incident in a remote area where Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy grazes cattle in defiance of federal authorities.
The Las Vegas Valley Water District says our water is so safe, so why does it also encourage pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems to consult a doctor about drinking it?
During a hike through a remote patch of Lincoln County last month, Jim and Liz Boone stopped to knock down about 20 hollow plastic pipes they found arrayed across the landscape. There’s no telling how many birds the Boones might have saved in the process, but they can easily pinpoint the number they could not.
The National Park Service is again advising Lake Mead visitors to avoid swimming in areas of green algae.
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