A wildfire that has been a potential threat to a highway serving the Grand Canyon’s North Rim will likely smolder for the coming weeks, possibly even months.
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A wildfire in Northern California threatening 2,600 structures in the Sierra foothills grew to more than five square miles Saturday.
The start of monsoon season used to be something to dread in the flood-prone neighborhood along the Las Vegas Wash near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard. Now residents there can simply enjoy the rain — and a reduction in their insurance rates.
A Northern Nevada metal foundry is blaming a disgruntled ex-employee for a video that appears to show company waste being dumped from barrels onto the ground.
Despite a sign that read, “closed for the season,” a group of nearly 15 people crossed over an orange fence Saturday morning and began hiking up the South Loop Trail at Mount Charleston.
Residents of Tecopa, California, don’t have clean water to drink, so for years they’ve been forced to leave town to buy it or risk drinking the polluted stuff that comes out of local taps.
The smudged sky prompted the Clark County Department of Air Quality to issue an air quality alert for smoke and ozone through Saturday morning.
JoAnn Kittrell, spokeswoman for the Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, which includes the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, said Thursday that Production Pattern and Foundry, a Mound House maker of aluminum castings, is under investigation.
A viral video of unidentified men draining barrels of liquid in the Nevada desert has prompted an investigation by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.
A rare California condor chick has hatched at Zion National Park in Utah, but officials are concerned for its survival after one of its parents died, possibly of lead poisoning.
A German man found dead along a remote road in Death Valley National Park on June 9 was overcome by the heat, according to the coroner in Inyo County, Calif.
Cox Communications of Las Vegas and its sister company, Manheim Nevada auto auctions, dedicated two new solar arrays Monday that help power their operations in the valley.
To critics of the federal effort to entomb the nation’s most potent radioactive material in Yucca Mountain, the newly released book, “Waste of a Mountain,” snubs the Nevada congressional delegation’s 30-year opposition to haul and bury the nation’s spent nuclear fuel in a maze of tunnels 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.
Advocates for Sloan Canyon waited years to get a paved access road, restrooms and other visitor amenities at the National Conservation Area on Henderson’s southwestern edge.
A San Diego woman who drew on rocks at several National Parks, including Death Valley and Zion, and posted about it on social media has pleaded guilty to seven misdemeanor counts of damaging government property.
What comes out of our taps meets safe drinking water standards, though it does contain trace amounts of some heavy metals, radioactive minerals and other regulated contaminants, according to an annual report released Monday by Las Vegas Valley Water District.
Conservationists are asking the White House Council on Environmental Quality to put the brakes on plans to allow a popular off-road, desert race from near Las Vegas to Reno to run through a newly established national monument in Southern Nevada.
On Thursday, park visitors found a man dead on Harry Wade Road, a remote, 30-mile dirt track that runs into the south end of Death Valley from California Route 127.
The Bureau of Land Management has announced a venue change for one of its upcoming planning meetings for Basin and Range National Monument, 115 miles north of Las Vegas.
The last two years have marked the lowest attendance in at least a decade at Hoover Dam, with just over 720,000 paid visitors in 2015 and fewer than 696,000 in 2014.
The 8-mile segment of Boulder Highway in Henderson is on the road to revitalization, thanks to a half-million dollar grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The Bureau of Land Management will hold a series of public meetings in the coming weeks as it drafts the guiding documents for Basin and Range National Monument, 115 miles north of Las Vegas.
An exotic animal petting zoo 50 miles northwest of Las Vegas has been cleared to reopen its gates, just as soon as it gets all of its kangaroos in a row. Roos-N-More is targeting Labor Day weekend for its first open zoo day in more than two years.