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CARSON CITY — A $438 million solar facility planned for the Moapa River Paiute Indian Reservation was killed Monday by state regulators who removed it from Nevada Power’s plan to retire its coal-fired electricity generation within the next five years.
Environmental regulators at Lake Tahoe say Sierra Nevada College failed to obtain a permit necessary to move dirt and protect plants while building a new home in Incline Village for the school president.
A South Lake Tahoe, Calif., resort owner has been fined $10,000 for illegally dumping up to 20,000 gallons of chlorinated pool water into a stream environment zone.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz toured the new solar array on the roof of the convention center at Mandalay Bay during a stop in Las Vegas Wednesday.
A bill quietly introduced in Congress would restrict mining and energy exploration over a sweeping area of rural Nevada, preserving scenic valleys and buffering a landmark piece of desert artwork.
Clark County commissioners approved a $250,000 agreement with a local company to continue supplying emergency water for the Spring Mountain Youth Camp.
Two days after the RiSE festival near Jean, the event’s organizers are finishing cleanup.
A meeting next week in Fort Collins about the greater sage grouse has drawn fire from several western representatives who want to know why public attendance is limited while regulators focus on possible land use issues.
Spring Mountain Youth Camp’s water supply has stopped flowing, and supplying water to adequately serve the camp will cost about $250,000 for a 38-week-period.
Lingering drought has helped push Lake Tahoe’s water level below its natural rim for the first time in five years, cutting off flows into the Truckee River.
Northern Nevada’s fish were certainly affected but on the whole appear to have weathered a third summer of drought without any serious crash in population.
After years — perhaps a lifetime — in cushy captivity, desert tortoise No. 6349 spent his first five minutes of freedom hunched motionless under a bush in a rocky dry wash 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas.
CARSON CITY - In a letter signed by Gov. Brian Sandoval, the Western Governors Association is criticizing a proposed U.S. Forest Service directive that seeks significant changes to water policy without their involvement.
Promoters of the RiSE Festival cleared one of their last hurdles Tuesday night with the successful test launch of a couple hundred sky lanterns before an audience of several dozen public lands officials.
Though a lot has changed at Lake Mead over five decades, the experience that draws people there by the millions remains much the same — despite all the bleak reports and doomsday predictions for the lake and the river that feeds it.
An already busy bear season has exploded in the Sierra Nevada with 10 hungry bruins captured in a single day this week near Reno and Lake Tahoe as drought continues to make food scarce.
As a panel of Nevada policymakers on Wednesday adopted a new conservation plan designed to protect sage grouse habitat, the Western Governors Association has expressed concern that the multi-state effort is being treated as an afterthought by federal agencies.
After a decades-long push to clear the air of dust pollution, the Las Vegas Valley is about to get a clean bill of health from federal environmental regulators.
Visitors to federal rangelands with significant tracts of sagebrush pumped about $1 billion into the economy in Nevada and 10 other Western states last year, according to a study released Tuesday by advocates of protecting sage grouse across the region.
As fall descends on the Great Basin, hunters are fanning out across Nevada in hopes of bagging a bird that could soon find itself on the endangered species list.
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and other officials on Saturday marked the 50th anniversary of power generation by Glen Canyon Dam, a structure that helped usher in a new era in the Southwest.
A federal judge has refused to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing that could harm sage grouse and cause more environmental damage than the Bureau of Land Management admits.