Federal regulators have designated more than 5,200 acres high in the Spring Mountains as critical habitat for the endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly.
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Once called “the most polluted place in the Las Vegas Valley,” Cadence is becoming a 13,250-home master-planned community. Home sales have been slow since lots went on the market in December.
Time is on the side of Las Vegas water officials in its effort to pump water from eastern rural counties to the Las Vegas Valley.
The Department of Interior on Thursday proposed added controls across 17 million acres in rural Nevada and northeastern California in a bid to preserve habitat and avoid an endangered species listing for the imperiled sage grouse.
Just days after a faulty report of a massive water loss, the dam and lake behind it fall victim to the massive quake featured in the new summer film ‘San Andreas’
New Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway, a 128-acre complex along the Kyle Canyon Wash, officially opens to the public Saturday morning.
Reports surfaced over the weekend that the lake had plummeted eight feet after Southern Nevada experienced a 4.8 magnitude earthquake Friday.
Over the past three years, drought and human disturbance have conspired to destroy most of the Amargosa vole’s core habitat near the town of Tecopa, Calif. University of California, Davis researchers are working to bolster the population of the small, white-bearded rodent.
Nevada’s new National Monument-in-waiting isn’t really on the way to anywhere.
For the second time this year, the Nevada Supreme Court has declined to dip its toe into a legal dispute over controversial plans to pipe groundwater to Las Vegas from across eastern Nevada.
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.
If accurate, a new drought prediction would force Nevada to reduce its Colorado River water use by 4 percent while Arizona and Mexico take larger cuts.
Energy and water subcommittee chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., on Tuesday unveiled a 2016 spending bill for the Department of Energy that contains $70 million for various nuclear waste programs.
For the second time this year, the valley’s largest water utility is being sued by former employees who claim they were forced off the job in part to cover up mistakes and wrongdoing that cost ratepayers millions of dollars.
Building campfires, welding, and using charcoal stoves, explosives and fireworks will be prohibited in areas including Lake Mead, Mount Charleston, Valley of Fire State and Beaver Dam state parks.
A 2011 Environmental Protection Agency audit found widespread failure to deal with storm-water runoff pollution from state highways and Transportation Department facilities.
Fire crews extinguished a fire outside a recycling plant in the northern valley on Thursday morning, the North Las Vegas Fire Department said.
California water regulators on Tuesday adopted the state’s first rules for mandatory cutbacks in urban water use as the region’s catastrophic drought enters its fourth year.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman reacted to Monday’s news that the Department of Energy will start shipping low-level nuclear waste from Tennessee for disposal in Nevada.
The endangered Devil’s Hole pupfish present a metabolic mystery that seems to defy the rules of biology.
The nation’s largest reservoir has been losing a foot or more of water per week. Now at about 38 percent of capacity, its surface is almost 130 feet lower than it was in April 2000.
Las Vegas residents have become concerned over what seems like an increase of large moths around the valley this spring, especially at UNLV.
The new record is expected as Colorado River flow forecasts previously set at 71 percent of average have been slashed to 52 percent.