After flash flooding caused extensive damage and closure last fall, Badwater Road is now fully open, connecting Death Valley National Park to the gateway town of Shoshone, California.
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The Bureau of Land Management is now accepting public input on plans for an off-road race across Nevada that would cut through the newly designated Basin and Range National Monument.
Four helicopters and aircrews from the California National Guard are helping battle two wildfires in central California from the air.
A new local meet-up group is challenging an old stereotype that black people don’t like the great outdoors. Outdoor Afro, which is part of a nationwide advocacy group, sets up hikes, camping trips and other outings designed to connect African Americans to the natural world.
A powerful evening thunderstorm in Death Valley National Park on Friday has caused power and phone outages.
Last year, Joseph Gennuso was found guilty of felony battery for his role in a bloody brawl involving members of the Hells Angels. Now he’s the face of a new Southern Nevada Water Authority ad.
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.