Efforts to protect the newly endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly could spoil plans to expand portions of Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort and open its slopes to mountain bikers during the offseason.
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It takes an expert like Bruce Boyd to identify some of the rare butterflies found on Mount Charleston and nowhere else in the world.
The Black Canyon Water Trail, a stretch of the Colorado River through the nation’s driest state, has been named a National Water Trail by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
Lingering drought is taking a toll on wildlife across Northern Nevada, shrinking deer herds on the high desert, drying up fisheries in the valleys and starting to push everything from bears to snakes into urban neighborhoods they normally don’t frequent.
Wildfires are still a major risk a year after the Carpenter 1 fire burned 27,800 acres on Mount Charleston and people are urged to adhere to fire prevention rules to avoid being the cause of another such blaze, officials said Tuesday.
Nabbing the bad guys was only part of the challenge facing federal officials who shut down an illegal marijuana garden where nearly 2,000 pot plants sprouted up from U.S. rangeland in remote wilderness in northeast Nevada’s Snake Mountains.
Federal land managers have approved an oil and gas project involving hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in a portion of northeast Nevada identified by state wildlife officials as essential habitat for the imperiled greater sage grouse.
The Obama administration is launching an effort to accelerate protection of sage grouse along the California-Nevada line with $31 million in spending through 2024 to help ranchers and others improve habitat in what one top official says might be the best, last chance to keep the bistate population off the list of threatened species.
A conservation group sued the Obama administration Thursday over a new federal rule that allows wind-energy companies to seek approval to kill or injure eagles for 30 years. The American Bird Conservancy argues that the rule is illegal because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to evaluate the consequences.
The body of a man presumed to have drowned at Lake Havasu was recovered Wednesday. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said use of sonar equipment helped locate the body about 10:30 a.m.
Moving to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama announced plans Tuesday to create the largest ocean preserve in the world by banning drilling and fishing in a massive stretch of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and American Samoa.
The windy forecast for Monday afternoon and evening has prompted a dust advisory for the Las Vegas Valley.
Millions of six-month-old smolts are hitching rides in tanker trucks because California’s historic drought has depleted rivers and streams, making the annual migration to the ocean too dangerous for juvenile salmon.
On a trash-strewn patch of desert near Ann Road and the 215 Beltway, rows of dead and dying yucca plants sag in the sun like the remnants of some forgotten nursery.
It’s not just Nevada’s 150th birthday in 2014. The Fallini family also got its start in the Silver State in 1864, when Italian immigrant Giovanni Fallini settled in Nye County.
A Henderson woman is still missing after hiking to the Arizona Hot Spring with a man who was found dead within Lake Mead National Recreation Area earlier this month, the National Park Service said Friday.
The Clark County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management has issued an air advisory Wednesday for smoke and ground-level ozone gas.
The humble Humboldt River may not be much to look at, but it has traced a colorful narrative arc through Nevada’s history.
The sun is up and the heat is building, so Jason Jones heads out to look for monsters.
Scientists are hailing the return of a threatened fish to its home spawning grounds in Nevada for the first time in 76 years.
A planned informational kiosk about Mount Charleston’s blue butterfly, funded by the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance near the start of the Bonanza and Bristlcone trails, was halted Saturday after a botanist deemed the area vital to the butterfly’s habitat and the event was cancelled.
Anyone hoping to soak in the warm water of Ash Springs will need to wait for at least two more years, the Bureau of Land Management announced Friday.
In celebration of National Trails Day this Saturday, the U.S. Forest Service is giving valley hikers an opportunity to help restore two Lee Canyon trails.