Clark County commissioners made it clear Tuesday that they think there are better ways to spend the nearly $16 million that has gone toward conservation efforts to aid the desert tortoise since 2001, but not everyone agrees.
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The Clark County Commission, sitting as the board for the Las Vegas Valley Water District, on Tuesday unanimously approved a series of annual rate hikes set to begin in January and top out in 2017.
Three fish the color of a dingy dime, only smaller, hover near the bottom of tanks No. 6 and 7 at a new research facility 90 miles west of Las Vegas. At 3 weeks old, they are already historic.
Clark County has spent at least $15.7 million since 2001 on efforts to protect the tortoise, which is listed as a threatened species by the federal government.
The government for the first time has enforced environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities, winning a $1 million settlement Friday from a power company that pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles and 149 other birds at two Wyoming wind farms.
Nobody panic, but for the next five months or so the entire Las Vegas water supply will depend on a single pipe and pump station at Lake Mead.
Since August, Southern Nevada Water Authority officials have been hinting about another delay in the completion of the new water intake under construction at Lake Mead. Now we know how much of a delay.
UNLV doesn’t draw much national attention for what it does on the football field, but the Rebels did crack the top 5 for their recycling efforts at Sam Boyd Stadium this season.
A Nevada council hoping to prevent the listing of sage grouse as a protected species debated its next moves Monday just weeks after federal agencies identified preferred alternatives to protect the bird found in 11 states across the West.
An upcoming independent review of the Department of Energy’s efforts to clean up contamination and monitor groundwater after more than four decades of nuclear weapons tests will be discussed Wednesday at a public meeting of the Nevada National Security Site’s community advisory board.