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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The Clark County Department of Air Quality has issued an advisory for elevated smoke and ozone levels for the July 4 weekend.
A rural Nevada group is asking a federal judge to block the sale of oil and gas leases they say will be used for hydraulic fracturing and other development that poses a much greater threat to sage grouse and other wildlife than the U.S. government claims.
Throughout California’s desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in. As a third parched summer forces farmers to fallow fields and lay off workers, some people are making millions of dollars by auctioning off their private caches.
Fred Bell is on a quest for quiet. The Henderson man spends his free time stalking the sounds of solitude using high-tech recording equipment he assembled himself.
Cindy Sherwood has waited years for a half-built project she can’t see, but she’s happy that the wastewater pipeline eventually will get rid of her North Las Vegas neighborhood’s problem with pesky midges.
Once abundant throughout the Western United States, the bumblebee with the distinctive white rump began to disappear in the 1990s. By the time this man made his discovery, some experts feared it was gone forever from the Puget lowlands.
A creepy, cannibalistic bug that infested much of Northern Nevada nine years ago might be making another drought-related assault on the state.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is warning hikers not to count on finding water on the Hidden Forest Cabin trail in the Sheep Mountains about 30 miles north of Las Vegas.
It takes an expert like Bruce Boyd to identify some of the rare butterflies found on Mount Charleston and nowhere else in the world.
The Black Canyon Water Trail, a stretch of the Colorado River through the nation’s driest state, has been named a National Water Trail by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
Lingering drought is taking a toll on wildlife across Northern Nevada, shrinking deer herds on the high desert, drying up fisheries in the valleys and starting to push everything from bears to snakes into urban neighborhoods they normally don’t frequent.
Wildfires are still a major risk a year after the Carpenter 1 fire burned 27,800 acres on Mount Charleston and people are urged to adhere to fire prevention rules to avoid being the cause of another such blaze, officials said Tuesday.
Nabbing the bad guys was only part of the challenge facing federal officials who shut down an illegal marijuana garden where nearly 2,000 pot plants sprouted up from U.S. rangeland in remote wilderness in northeast Nevada’s Snake Mountains.
Federal land managers have approved an oil and gas project involving hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in a portion of northeast Nevada identified by state wildlife officials as essential habitat for the imperiled greater sage grouse.
The Obama administration is launching an effort to accelerate protection of sage grouse along the California-Nevada line with $31 million in spending through 2024 to help ranchers and others improve habitat in what one top official says might be the best, last chance to keep the bistate population off the list of threatened species.
A conservation group sued the Obama administration Thursday over a new federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to seek approval to kill or injure eagles for 30 years. The American Bird Conservancy argues that the rule is illegal because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to evaluate the consequences.
The body of a man presumed to have drowned at Lake Havasu was recovered Wednesday. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said use of sonar equipment helped locate the body about 10:30 a.m.
Moving to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday to create the largest ocean preserve in the world by banning drilling and fishing in a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and American Samoa.
The windy forecast for Monday afternoon and evening has prompted a dust advisory for the Las Vegas Valley.
Millions of six-month-old smolts are hitching rides in tanker trucks because California’s historic drought has depleted rivers and streams, making the annual migration to the ocean too dangerous for juvenile salmon.
On a trash-strewn patch of desert near Ann Road and the 215 Beltway, rows of dead and dying yucca plants sag in the sun like the remnants of some forgotten nursery.
It’s not just Nevada’s 150th birthday in 2014. The Fallini family also got its start in the Silver State in 1864, when Italian immigrant Giovanni Fallini settled in Nye County.