A new study of ancient bristlecone pine trees, including some specimens high on Mount Charleston, shows they are highly resistant to damage from mountain pine beetles, which have killed millions of other pine trees across the West as the climate has warmed over in the past decade.
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About 20 local educators stepped away from their lesson planning and ungraded homework Saturday morning to take part in the Southern Nevada Science Teachers Association’s fall kickoff event at the nature park. Such events demonstrate how informal and formal education can coexist in local schools.
U.S. District Judge Anna Brown warned Ammon Bundy’s lawyer that she will hold him in contempt of court if he keeps trying to bring up Robert “LaVoy” Finicum’s death in front of jurors.
The National Park Service is trying to track down a motorist who defaced a remote dry lake bed in Death Valley National Park famous for its mysterious moving stones.
A pollutant made famous by Erin Brockovich shows up in drinking water supplies across the country, including the Las Vegas Valley, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group.
On a table top mesa 70 miles from Las Vegas, a world famous piece of art sits unmarked and unprotected, right where its creator left it almost a half century ago.
A suburban Phoenix elementary school has received some wild visitors. Staff members spotted four burros walking onto the playground of Vistancia Elementary in the city of Peoria on Thursday morning.
Congress is moving closer to spending hundreds of millions of dollars on Lake Tahoe, just two weeks after President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned plea about the link between its economy and environment.
Nevada wildlife officials have reported fewer bears roaming around the state’s urban areas this year, which they say is likely because of weather conditions from El Niño.
Outdoor advocates are sounding the alarm about the Defense Department’s plan to add another 301,507 acres to the Nevada Test and Training Range, including more than 227,000 acres at the heart of Desert National Wildlife Refuge.