Cleanup teams labored on Thursday for a third day to remove patches of crude petroleum that stained a California beach and fouled offshore waters from a pipeline rupture that may rank as the biggest oil spill to hit the Santa Barbara coastline in more than four decades.
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Gov. Brian Sandoval stood on the dusty shore of a shrinking lake bed in Washoe Valley on Wednesday to sign an executive order creating a forum to study Nevada’s lingering drought and recommend state policies.
In the wake of a landmark California water conservation mandate announced Wednesday, Southern Nevada officials said water policies will not be changed.
The Obama administration on Tuesday published plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, part of a strategy to generate momentum for a global agreement later this year on combating climate change.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority is about to launch the next phase of a 12-year building binge expected to last until 2020 and cost almost $1.5 billion.
About a dozen largemouth bass and other fish, some of them approaching two feet in length, could be seen floating Tuesday at the south end of the largest lake at Desert Shores.
The Obama administration’s new rules governing fracking on federal lands drew swift criticism from all sides on Friday, with green groups calling the measures “toothless” and the energy industry slamming “unnecessary” regulation of a drilling process that has brought the United States to the cusp of oil and gas self-sufficiency.
Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced Tuesday that his office has filed a “friend of the court” brief supporting the rural county in its long fight over the South Canyon Road near the tiny community of Jarbidge, just south of the Nevada-Idaho line.
Retired Las Vegas Valley Water District comptroller Randall Buie claims he was forced out of his job for refusing to go along with accounting he considered fraudulent and misleading.
The National Park Service is warning people to stay out of the water in parts of Lake Mead National Recreation Area now being colonized by a potentially toxic blue-green algae.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A lackluster year so far on the Colorado River has local water managers and National Park Service officials bracing for further declines at Lake Mead.
Las Vegas Valley Water District customers will see their rates go up in each of the next three years to help pay for a new deep-water pumping station at Lake Mead.
Usually dumping metal into the ocean is a bad thing, but for once throwing disused items into the sea is working out for the greater good.
Deacon, founder of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas environmental studies program, specialized in study of Devil’s Hole pupfish and other Nevada endangered species.
Nevada faces “significant possibilities” of water shortages if drought on the Colorado River persists into the next two years, according to an ominous forecast delivered Wednesday by a top government official.
Las Vegas police video of a rescue helicopter bound to pick up three stranded hikers offers dramatic views of the Ice Box Canyon snow covered cliffs and walls.
A proposal to change auto emissions testing to once every two years instead of annually is facing an uphill battle in the Nevada Legislature.
Conservationists are calling for regulatory action after the death of a second golden eagle in three years at a White Pine County wind farm that sells power to NV Energy.
The man who blocked access to a popular trail near Lake Mead said he originally offered to pave the road to Anniversary Narrows — and keep it open to the public — but the National Park Service turned him down late last year.
Though its sponsors insist it wasn’t their intent, a Nevada lands bill pending in Congress could throw up another roadblock to a Yucca Mountain Project.
A private landowner has closed off access to a narrow slot canyon beloved by hikers at the northwestern edge of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
The relict leopard frog’s journey into Southern Nevada’s landscape has seen its share of challenges.
A rare gray wolf killed by a hunter in Utah on Dec. 28 was the same lone animal seen last year near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.