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.
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LOS ANGELES — Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina reminded us that when it comes to natural disasters, you can prepare for the worst, but it's also crucial to plan for the chaos that comes afterward.
Federal authorities announced plans Friday to round up as many as 200 wild horses to save them from starvation in the mountains outside of Las Vegas.
Hawaii authorities reopened Honolulu's famed Waikiki Beach on Wednesday after water quality tests indicated the ocean was again safe for swimmers following a serious sewage spill earlier this week.
Nevada has prevailed along with a dozen other states in stopping a new EPA rule that would have greatly expanded the scope of waters covered by the Clean Water Act.
Sen. Harry Reid on Monday called on NV Energy to "get real" about rooftop solar or risk alienating customers and perhaps losing in court.
With thieves stealing radioactive sources in Mexico while other potent materials sat idle on a mountain in Alaska, U.S. nuclear security experts used military cargo jets this summer to whisk away some of North America's most dangerous "dirty bomb" threats.
Giant panda Mei Xiang, a star tourist draw in the U.S. capital, gave birth to a pair of cubs hours apart on Saturday, the National Zoo said.
Wildfires are burning all around Southern Nevada, including northern Arizona. But the blaze that has brought dense smoke to the Las Vegas Valley over the past three days is the Rough Fire, which was ignited July 31 by a lightning strike in Kings Canyon in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Fresno, Calif.
Nevada is receiving a $2 million grant from the Department of Defense to protect and restore sage grouse habitat within the Navy's training grounds around Naval Air Station Fallon, officials announced Thursday.
In the aftermath of armed confrontation with supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy, the Bureau of Land Management largely has withdrawn from Gold Butte, leaving the environmentally sensitive Southern Nevada region more vulnerable to intruders and vandals, a preservation group said Wednesday.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority wants to step up anti-erosion work as the falling water level at Lake Mead makes the problem worse.
In Southern California, the "Cabin Fire" continues to grow in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles. The brush fire has scorched 2,500 acres in the Angeles National Forest north of Glendora, according to latest news reports.
The Animas River reopened for recreational use Friday afternoon in La Plata County, Colorado, where an EPA crew polluted the waterway last week with mine waste, authorities said.
After getting no input in 30 days, the Bureau of Land Management will give the public more time to weigh in on its plans to fast-track solar energy development on 25,000 acres in Lincoln County.
Valley water officials do not expect a toxic mine spill in Colorado to cause any measurable problems at Lake Mead, but they are stepping up their sampling program just to be sure.
Scientists in California have released 96,000,000 'shade balls' into reservoirs to help with the state's ongoing drought.
With just two days left in the comment period, the Bureau of Land Management has received no public input on plans to fast-track solar energy development on more than 25,000 acres in Lincoln County.
The European Union wastes about 22 million tonnes of food a year and Britain wastes the most, according to a study by European Commission-backed researchers.
Some 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater, triple previous estimates, have poured from a defunct Colorado gold mine into local streams since a team of Environmental Protection Agency workers accidentally triggered the spill last week.
For years, sheep from a ranch in White Pine County have been grazing illegally inside Great Basin National Park, but don't expect some Bundy-style government roundup.
A preliminary investigation into a hiker's death in Yellowstone National Park suggest the man was attacked by a grizzly bear.
Earlier this year, Carla Wise from the Bureau of Land Management and Christy Klinger from the Nevada Department of Wildlife spent hours in a helicopter logging the locations of hollow plastic pipes used to mark mining claims.