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Strong winds delayed completion of a Jan. 6 eagle survey at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, but boat crews from the National Park Service made it out to Lake Mohave last week and spotted eight more bald eagles, bringing this year’s total to 99.
The smallest critters who occupy the bottom of the cold, clear waters of Lake Tahoe are dying off at an alarming rate and scientists are trying to find the cause to protect the fragile ecosystem of the lake high in the Sierra Nevada range.
National Park Service volunteers who were among three dozen observers and biologists assigned to record raptors and wildlife sightings on lakes Mead and Mohave for the annual Jan. 6 nationwide Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey.
A bird almost never seen west of the Great Plains stopped in at a Las Vegas Valley home last month, but the unprecedented visit did not have a happy holiday ending.
The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against a Fallon-area company that was alleged to have been responsible for a leukemia cluster that affected 16 children between 1997 and 2002.
Proceeds from federal land auctions paid for the $10 million visitor center that opened Friday at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, but it’s the humble desert pupfish — a group of rare and endangered fish species native to the ancient hot springs 90 miles west of Las Vegas — that keep the place humming.
A federally protected gray wolf — and possibly the first spotted at the Grand Canyon in 75 years — has been shot dead in Utah, according to an environmental group.
A former Nevada wildlife panelist says a case can be made that desert tortoises might not have been as threatened by human activities, such as development and livestock grazing, as biologists once thought. Instead, the real culprits appear to be ravens, magpies and large birds of prey.
A spring release of water has reversed a 13-year trend of decline in plant and wildlife in the Colorado River Delta, according to findings released by scientists this month.
Tesla’s massive battery factory being built in Northern Nevada will be a thirsty resident, with some preliminary estimates saying it will require the equivalent of nearly half of the groundwater rights allocated to its Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center neighborhood.
The House in January voted 394-0 for a bill to cut red tape at Lake Mead and other federal parks so recovery teams could search for victims of accidents or foul play. But the bill died late Tuesday when the Senate failed to take follow-up action before adjourning.
A $7.85 million advance from Congress will get the ball rolling on moving the Environmental Protection Agency’s Las Vegas labs and offices into new quarters at the Harry Reid UNLV Technology and Research Park, according to the U.S. senator whose name is on the sign.
Eighty years ago, Arizona sent national guard troops in commandeered ferryboats to try to stop California from diverting more water from the Colorado River.
Gov. Brian Sandoval on Monday criticized state Department of Transportation staff for failing to address stormwater issues found in an audit by a federal agency that could now lead to millions of dollars in additional costs to the state.
The American and Italian flags hang from the front of a tunneling machine that just finished drilling a three-mile tunnel under Lake Mead and into a water intake structure placed at the bottom of the reservoir in 2012.
Congress is laying down a gauntlet on the sage grouse, challenging federal land managers to come up with better plans to avoid listing the desert bird as threatened or endangered, Rep. Mark Amodei of Nevada said Thursday.
A 23-foot-tall, $25 million rock-chewing machine beneath Lake Mead carefully ground through the last few feet of a three-mile journey that began in 2011, connecting a tunnel to an intake tower.
Citing the need to protect the community’s water supply from uncertainty on the Colorado River, Southern Nevada Water Authority board members voted Wednesday to build a new $650 million pump station at Lake Mead and raise rates to pay for it.
Sometime today, a massive underground tunneling machine should break through a reinforced concrete wall at the bottom of Lake Mead, completing its three-mile journey to connect with a 100-foot-tall drain pipe that has been waiting at the bottom of the reservoir since 2012.
An Alaska man has been ordered to pay almost $2,500 for a fine and court cost associated with federal prosecution for dumping refuse into the Colorado River and illegally collecting firewood in violation of his non-commercial private rafting trip permit.
Las Vegas Valley water customers could soon be asked to swallow their third rate increase in as many years for what officials are calling a $650 million hedge against Armageddon on the Colorado River.
Three new utility-scale solar power arrays are a step closer to construction just north of the Las Vegas Valley under a new federal initiative aimed at fast-tracking renewable energy development on public land.
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