Reports surfaced over the weekend that the lake had plummeted eight feet after Southern Nevada experienced a 4.8 magnitude earthquake Friday.
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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.
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc will buy about $850 million of power from a new California solar farm to cut its energy bill, the iPhone maker said on Tuesday as its stock market value closed above $700 billion for the first time.
Unusual rain that deposited a mysterious residue across a swath of the Pacific Northwest appears to be a byproduct of dust storms hundreds of miles away in Nevada, although volcanic ash from Japan cannot be ruled out, the National Weather Service said Monday.
The Nevada Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal of a lower court ruling that effectively stripped the Southern Nevada Water Authority of water rights for its controversial pipeline from eastern Nevada.
The Colorado River faces a dual threat from climate change as rising temperatures increase the demand for irrigation water and accelerate evaporation at the river’s two largest reservoirs, according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
Have you seen a smallish owl with some blueish bling? The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service wants to know about it.
Nevada environmental advocates rallied in Las Vegas on Tuesday in support of a Philippine province that is suing Barrick Gold Corp. over contamination in that country nearly 20 years ago.
Thanks to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles’ Smog Spotter program, it’s never been easier to rat out your fellow motorists.
Strong winds delayed completion of a Jan. 6 eagle survey at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, but boat crews from the National Park Service made it out to Lake Mohave last week and spotted eight more bald eagles, bringing this year’s total to 99.
The smallest critters who occupy the bottom of the cold, clear waters of Lake Tahoe are dying off at an alarming rate and scientists are trying to find the cause to protect the fragile ecosystem of the lake high in the Sierra Nevada range.
A bird almost never seen west of the Great Plains stopped in at a Las Vegas Valley home last month, but the unprecedented visit did not have a happy holiday ending.
National Park Service volunteers who were among three dozen observers and biologists assigned to record raptors and wildlife sightings on lakes Mead and Mohave for the annual Jan. 6 nationwide Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey.
The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit against a Fallon-area company that was alleged to have been responsible for a leukemia cluster that affected 16 children between 1997 and 2002.
Proceeds from federal land auctions paid for the $10 million visitor center that opened Friday at Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, but it’s the humble desert pupfish — a group of rare and endangered fish species native to the ancient hot springs 90 miles west of Las Vegas — that keep the place humming.
A federally protected gray wolf — and possibly the first spotted at the Grand Canyon in 75 years — has been shot dead in Utah, according to an environmental group.
A former Nevada wildlife panelist says a case can be made that desert tortoises might not have been as threatened by human activities, such as development and livestock grazing, as biologists once thought. Instead, the real culprits appear to be ravens, magpies and large birds of prey.
A spring release of water has reversed a 13-year trend of decline in plant and wildlife in the Colorado River Delta, according to findings released by scientists this month.
Tesla’s massive battery factory being built in Northern Nevada will be a thirsty resident, with some preliminary estimates saying it will require the equivalent of nearly half of the groundwater rights allocated to its Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center neighborhood.
The House in January voted 394-0 for a bill to cut red tape at Lake Mead and other federal parks so recovery teams could search for victims of accidents or foul play. But the bill died late Tuesday when the Senate failed to take follow-up action before adjourning.