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.
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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.
Federal officials plan to close thousands of acres in the Spring Mountains north of Red Rock Canyon for the next five years to give the area time to recover from last year’s Carpenter 1 fire.
A federal law enforcement agent who oversaw the aborted roundup of Bunkerville rancher Cliven Bundy’s rogue cattle in April is drawing complaints from sheriffs and the lieutenant governor in Utah over his management style.
A California-based biofuel company building a plant east of Reno has been awarded a $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to help speed delivery of its high-tech process that converts household garbage into jet fuel.
Bureau of Land Management wildfire managers Wednesday raised a red flag about the hazard of aerial drones flown in areas where firefighters are at work.
After years of wrangling, a package of Northern Nevada land bills is finally scheduled for a vote Monday in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Monday’s rain and flash floods damaged 91 homes in Moapa and did more than $1 million in damage to public roads, Clark County’s flood damage assessment team said in releasing preliminary figures Thursday.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval said that as chairman of the Western Governors’ Association he wants to bring states together to talk about how best to manage and prepare for drought.
For the first time in decades, Southern Nevada businesses and public agencies are getting a chance to buy cheap hydropower from Hoover Dam.
Wild turkeys are starting to cause problems at Great Basin National Park, about 300 miles northeast of Las Vegas, where the prolific birds threaten to disrupt some of the more sensitive native species. They’re also making a bit of a mess.
The U.S. Forest Service has decided to remove a dam at a drained lake in the Carson Range above Lake Tahoe’s northeast shore and to restore wetlands at the site.