Fisheries are drying up and fields lie fallow as the lingering drought takes its toll in Northern Nevada, where the lack of water needed to support rural livelihoods is causing tension between neighbors.
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A Bureau of Land Management team is managing two wildfires on the Arizona Strip, the agency said Tuesday.
It wasn’t the “Miracle May” that some observers called it, but a month of downpours in Colorado and Utah did provide a significant boost to the outlook for the Colorado River.
When I raised the subject of investing in desalination a few months ago, I got the strong feeling there wasn’t much active interest at the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Their experts knew all about it, of course, but they also recognized it was expensive and probably wouldn’t be needed for decades to come.
Lake Mead isn’t draining out because you took that extra-long shower.
Nevada has enough water not only for today, but for tomorrow — even a tomorrow that includes hundreds of thousands of new Las Vegans and millions more tourists.
Embattled rancher Cliven Bundy says he and his son talked to government contractors on June 5, but he had nothing to do with shots fired near the group’s campsite later that night.
The FBI and Las Vegas police are investigating the June 5 incident in a remote area where Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy grazes cattle in defiance of federal authorities.
The Las Vegas Valley Water District says our water is so safe, so why does it also encourage pregnant women and people with weakened immune systems to consult a doctor about drinking it?
During a hike through a remote patch of Lincoln County last month, Jim and Liz Boone stopped to knock down about 20 hollow plastic pipes they found arrayed across the landscape. There’s no telling how many birds the Boones might have saved in the process, but they can easily pinpoint the number they could not.
The National Park Service is again advising Lake Mead visitors to avoid swimming in areas of green algae.
Fund managers from T. Rowe Price, Janus, and Mairs & Power have increased stakes in firms such as Ecolab Inc, Roper Technologies Inc and Flowserve Corp that make smart meters, efficient heaters, and software that helps cut water usage.
Council members will advise the Secretary of Interior during preparation and implementation of a management plan for the 22,650-acre monument at the northern edge of the Las Vegas Valley
At the end of a three-mile tunnel, engineers are preparing to remove a 16-foot-wide stainless steel plug and allow water from the deepest part of the lake to flow to taps in Las Vegas.
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.