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.
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Las Vegas Valley water customers could soon be asked to swallow their third rate increase in as many years for what officials are calling a $650 million hedge against Armageddon on the Colorado River.
Three new utility-scale solar power arrays are a step closer to construction just north of the Las Vegas Valley under a new federal initiative aimed at fast-tracking renewable energy development on public land.
Facing dwindling water supplies, Western states are struggling to capture every drop with dam and diversion projects that some think could erode regional cooperation crucial to managing the scarce resource.
The U.S. House voted Thursday to declare prized prehistoric fossil beds in the Las Vegas Valley as a government-protected national monument, part of a bill that combined defense programs with parks and public lands.
The National Park Service is looking for dive companies to run tours of a World War II-era B-29 bomber that crashed and sank to the bottom of Lake Mead.
A dozen years after Sloan Canyon was designated a national conservation area, the Bureau of Land Management is looking for help to decide what improvements should be made, and when.
The drought has dramatically reduced the size of a popular lake between Reno and Carson City, and officials fear it could dry up unless the Sierra Nevada gets enough snow this winter.
The death of wild animals and the injuries and destruction of property they cause on highways in Northern Nevada could be avoided if the community put more effort into fencing or other measures to keep wildlife off roadways, experts say.
The Obama administration took steps last week to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and other respiratory problems, but meeting the stricter emissions limits is expected to be costly, including for the Southwest states of New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado.
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, so the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is warning visitors to expect large crowds, heavy traffic and even the occasional closure over the long holiday weekend.
Thanks to the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s stocking program, urban anglers can easily cast their lines at conveniently located fishing holes in Las Vegas, Boulder City, Mesquite, Beatty and even Cold Creek in the Spring Mountains.
Genetic test results released Friday confirm the first sighting of a gray wolf near the north rim of the Grand Canyon in 75 years.
A community advisory committee is recommending a new $650 million water project — and a rate hike to pay for it — to secure the Las Vegas Valley’s water supply even under a worst case scenario at Lake Mead.
A government study with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says the breeding grounds of a struggling bird species need a 3-mile or larger buffer from oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Air tour operators at the Grand Canyon would be able to take more visitors over the most popular flight routes under a proposed incentive to make aircraft quieter.
The Forest Service will review plans to return a former private lake overlooking Lake Tahoe to a natural meadow with wetlands over the objections of Nevada wildlife officials who say it could be a premier trout fishery.
DENVER — Federal officials say their decision to protect dwindling Gunnison sage grouse populations in Colorado and Utah has no bearing on next year’s highly anticipated ruling on the far more widespread species of greater sage grouse — but advocates on both sides already are placing their bets.
Beyond the one that prowls the university in Reno, Nevada is not known for its wolf packs. But a national environmental group believes the Silver State could someday support wolves, assuming the animals survive long enough to make it here.
Campsites along the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon will be in shorter supply as federal officials flood the waterway.
Republic Services broke ground Thursday on a massive 110,000-square-foot, $34 million expansion of its North Las Vegas recycling facility, one expected to handle three times the number of recyclables passed through its existing trash-handling center.
The Bureau of Land Management is recommending almost 280,000 acres in Southern Nevada for special protection as part of a sweeping plan update that would also open more land for solar energy projects and other development.
If the sudden change in the weather didn’t do the trick, the Southern Nevada Water Authority is here to remind everyone to cut back on their landscape watering.