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.
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A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon would be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes under a proposed incentive to make aircraft quieter.
The Forest Service will review plans to return a former private lake overlooking Lake Tahoe to a natural meadow with wetlands over the objections of Nevada wildlife officials who say it could be a premier trout fishery.
DENVER — Federal officials say their decision to protect dwindling Gunnison sage grouse populations in Colorado and Utah has no bearing on next year’s highly anticipated ruling on the far more widespread species of greater sage grouse — but advocates on both sides already are placing their bets.
Beyond the one that prowls the university in Reno, Nevada is not known for its wolf packs. But a national environmental group believes the Silver State could someday support wolves, assuming the animals survive long enough to make it here.
Campsites along the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon will be in shorter supply as federal officials flood the waterway.
Republic Services broke ground Thursday on a massive 110,000-square-foot, $34 million expansion of its North Las Vegas recycling facility, one expected to handle three times the number of recyclables passed through its existing trash-handling center.
The Bureau of Land Management is recommending almost 280,000 acres in Southern Nevada for special protection as part of a sweeping plan update that would also open more land for solar energy projects and other development.
If the sudden change in the weather didn’t do the trick, the Southern Nevada Water Authority is here to remind everyone to cut back on their landscape watering.
A gray wolf was recently photographed on the north rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona in what would be the first wolf sighting in the national park since the last one was killed there in the 1940s, conservation groups said on Thursday.
WOODLAND, Calif. — California’s deepening drought is shrinking its rice harvest, and that’s bad news for farmers, migratory birds and sushi lovers.
CARSON CITY — A $438 million solar facility planned for the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation was killed Monday by state regulators who removed it from Nevada Power’s plan to retire its coal-fired electricity generation within the next five years.
Environmental regulators at Lake Tahoe say Sierra Nevada College failed to obtain a permit necessary to move dirt and protect plants while building a new home in Incline Village for the school president.
A South Lake Tahoe, Calif., resort owner has been fined $10,000 for illegally dumping up to 20,000 gallons of chlorinated pool water into a stream environment zone.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz toured the new solar array on the roof of the convention center at Mandalay Bay during a stop in Las Vegas Wednesday.
A bill quietly introduced in Congress would restrict mining and energy exploration over a sweeping area of rural Nevada, preserving scenic valleys and buffering a landmark piece of desert artwork.
Clark County commissioners approved a $250,000 agreement with a local company to continue supplying emergency water for the Spring Mountain Youth Camp.
Two days after the RiSE festival near Jean, the event’s organizers are finishing cleanup.
A meeting next week in Fort Collins about the greater sage grouse has drawn fire from several western representatives who want to know why public attendance is limited while regulators focus on possible land use issues.
Spring Mountain Youth Camp’s water supply has stopped flowing, and supplying water to adequately serve the camp will cost about $250,000 for a 38-week-period.
Lingering drought has helped push Lake Tahoe’s water level below its natural rim for the first time in five years, cutting off flows into the Truckee River.
Northern Nevada’s fish were certainly affected but on the whole appear to have weathered a third summer of drought without any serious crash in population.