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.
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Wild turkeys are starting to cause problems at Great Basin National Park, about 300 miles northeast of Las Vegas, where the prolific birds threaten to disrupt some of the more sensitive native species. They’re also making a bit of a mess.
The U.S. Forest Service has decided to remove a dam at a drained lake in the Carson Range above Lake Tahoe’s northeast shore and to restore wetlands at the site.
Federal land managers say the number of bats killed by turbines at a wind farm in White Pine County in eastern Nevada is down sharply from a year ago.
Utah prison officials said Friday the federal government has 30 days to relocate 1,100 wild horses after the state ended a program in which inmates cared for the animals.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proclaimed Thursday that the United States could become the “clean energy superpower” of the world if the nation and states such as Nevada lead in developing renewable energy sources from solar, wind and geothermal power.
Republican attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt said Wednesday that if he wins the Nov. 4 election one of the first acts will be to sue the federal government over its management of the Endangered Species Act.
A federal judge intends to decide next week whether to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and cause more environmental harm than the Bureau of Land Management admits.
Officials gathered in the desert near Primm Wednesday to mark the start of construction on Nevada’s newest and largest solar power array, the Silver State South project, on 2,500 acres of federal land.
Sun City Summerlin is adding more brown to its landscaping. The retirement community is taking a proactive stance on water use in light of the drought.
Two men suing Nevada wildlife commissioners said trapping regulations are causing needless suffering for thousands of animals not targeted for their fur, including dogs, golden eagles and mountain lions.
Sept. 1 marks the start of the fall watering schedule at valley homes and business, with irrigation use restricted to three assigned days per week through Oct. 31.
A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies’ use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada.
More than a year after the Carpenter 1 fire, three popular hiking trails remain closed on Mount Charleston, and two of them are likely to stay that way for a while.
Efforts to protect the newly endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly could spoil plans to expand portions of Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort and open its slopes to mountain bikers during the offseason.
The dangers that drought has created at one of America’s cherished treasures were explored by scientists, firefighters and politicians from both California and Nevada at this year’s 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit.
A White Pine County wind farm that sells power to NV Energy has been forced to change operations after its massive turbines killed triple the number of bats allowed under an agreement with federal regulators.
Newer, stricter rules aimed at preserving water will be implemented next month for North Lake Tahoe water users.
Research scientists monitoring the health of Lake Tahoe are finding it harder to obtain the funding they need to continue their work and are calling on politicians to help preserve the national treasure that borders California and Nevada.
An August count placed the population of Moapa dace at 2,248, almost double the population from August 2012. The count suggests the endangered fish that lives in springs and streams 60 miles north of Las Vegas is on its way to recovery.
Lake Mead will get more water from its upstream neighbor in the coming year, but not enough to halt its decline, according to new projections released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials will hold a clinic in Las Vegas later this month with an unusual goal in mind: Curb the breeding of a federally protected species they are also trying to save.
The buzz on honeybees in Nevada is mostly good. Despite concerns around the country of massive die-offs of honeybee colonies, such a scenario has not manifested itself in Nevada in any significant way.