With the stroke of a pen, President Barack Obama created more green on the Nevada map Friday when he signed a proclamation designating a 704,000-acre national monument conservation area in the state.
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A 2011 Environmental Protection Agency audit found widespread failure to deal with storm-water runoff pollution from state highways and Transportation Department facilities.
Fire crews extinguished a fire outside a recycling plant in the northern valley on Thursday morning, the North Las Vegas Fire Department said.
California water regulators on Tuesday adopted the state’s first rules for mandatory cutbacks in urban water use as the region’s catastrophic drought enters its fourth year.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman reacted to Monday’s news that the Department of Energy will start shipping low-level nuclear waste from Tennessee for disposal in Nevada.
The endangered Devil’s Hole pupfish present a metabolic mystery that seems to defy the rules of biology.
The nation’s largest reservoir has been losing a foot or more of water per week. Now at about 38 percent of capacity, its surface is almost 130 feet lower than it was in April 2000.
Las Vegas residents have become concerned over what seems like an increase of large moths around the valley this spring, especially at UNLV.
The new record is expected as Colorado River flow forecasts previously set at 71 percent of average have been slashed to 52 percent.
With drought gripping Nevada and much of the West, the state’s top water official and a state senator said it’s time to inventory just how much water there is and who owns what.
A Lake Havasu City dive company on Friday will take its first paying clients down to a B-29 Superfortress that crashed and sank into the lake in 1948.
Earth Day is celebrated every year by more than a billion people in 192 countries around the world.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has determined that the bi-state population of greater sage grouse found along the California-Nevada border does not require the protection of the Endangered Species Act, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced Tuesday.
The website for the inaugural Further Future festival describes it as “a shared experience that’s beyond our future.” Think Burning Man, only smaller and more exclusive.
Nevada’s burgeoning solar industry on Wednesday accused NV Energy of trying to maintain its power monopoly by stifling a program that lets customers with rooftop solar arrays get credit for producing extra electricity.
Wind energy deliveries to California’s top utility fell by half in the first two months of the year because of unusually weak winds in some Western states.
Southern California’s water wholesaler voted on Tuesday to cut its deliveries to cities and communities by 15 percent as the state clamps down on water usage amid a devastating four-year drought.
Under a partnership with the Desert Research Institute’s Nevada Center for Excellence, the Las Vegas Valley Water District is testing a new leak detection system that listens for signs of trouble along the 30-inch-diameter pipe beneath Las Vegas Boulevard that serves the Strip resorts from Harmon Avenue south.
Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument will host its first official public event Saturday morning, when a group of volunteers gather to clean up trash from the site at the northern edge of the Las Vegas Valley.
Gov. Brian Sandoval stood on the dusty shore of a shrinking lake bed in Washoe Valley on Wednesday to sign an executive order creating a forum to study Nevada’s lingering drought and recommend state policies.
In the wake of a landmark California water conservation mandate announced Wednesday, Southern Nevada officials said water policies will not be changed.
The Obama administration on Tuesday published plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, part of a strategy to generate momentum for a global agreement later this year on combating climate change.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority is about to launch the next phase of a 12-year building binge expected to last until 2020 and cost almost $1.5 billion.