At least one former employee of the Las Vegas Valley Water District is under FBI investigation for allegedly bilking the public agency out of $4.5 million in a scheme involving fraudulently purchased office supplies shipped to New Jersey.
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Federal forecasters have downgraded their projections for the Colorado River after an unusually hot, dry February that has increased the likelihood of a first-ever shortage declaration at Lake Mead.
The Bureau of Land Management is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for shooting and killing a wild horse in October at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center near Carson City.
Almost four years after Marion Brady-Hamilton’s home-based hummingbird rescue operation ran afoul of state regulators, she has returned to nursing abandoned babies and injured adults — this time with all the proper paperwork in place.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority is recommending a change in the landscape watering schedule that would limit irrigation to six days a week instead of seven during the summer.
A coalition of conservation groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s failure to protect the imperiled bistate sage grouse in California and Nevada under the Endangered Species Act.
Thousands of years before Dry Lake Valley earned its name, the vast basin in Eastern Nevada cradled water and marshland that beckoned some of the Great Basin’s earliest known human inhabitants.
U.S. land managers on Friday rejected a plan that could have opened the way for housing and commercial expansion near the Grand Canyon’s celebrated South Rim, a surprise decision that was decried by developers but praised by environmental groups.
They say the hardest thing to find in a casino is the exit, but for those who make it outside, Las Vegas lies at the center of a vast playground waiting to be explored.
The Coyote has gone quiet once again in Searchlight. Just a few years after it reopened, the gold mine some expected to breathe new life into Harry Reid’s hometown 60 miles south of Las Vegas is selling off its equipment as it prepares to go dormant.
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has gone national with blanket media coverage. The problem is as plain as the brown muck that’sbeen flowing from kitchen faucets.
The Bureau of Land Management has scheduled a public meeting in Las Vegas and extended the deadline for comments as the agency studies how — or if — to reopen a popular swimming hole in Lincoln County.
Can New York City hedge-fund manager Disque Deane Jr. lead a thirsty West through its increasingly perilous water crisis?
For about the price of a fancy coffee drink, you can help researchers learn more about — and maybe even save — the iconic plant of the Mojave Desert.
A new solar plant that can store the sun's energy and generate power day or night is now in full commercial operation outside of Tonopah.
A diverse group of residents and stakeholders, including two paleontologists, has been appointed to guide the development of Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument.
A busy 2015 at Lake Mead National Recreation Area helped the park east of Las Vegas vault past the D.C.-area George Washington Memorial Parkway and back into fifth place among the nation's most visited National Park Service sites.
Faraday Future founder Jia Yueting said in December that he wants to build an electric car that "protects the earth and improves the living environment of mankind."
Even one of the strongest El Ninos on record can't seem to dent the drought on the Colorado River.
A group of volunteers gathered Saturday morning outside the entrance of Gilcrease Orchard, ready to get to work building habitats designed to make life a little easier and safer for burrowing owls that gravitate to the area outside the North Tenaya Way farm.
Engineers can't seem to get enough of the Southern Nevada Water Authority's new straw at Lake Mead.
Desert lovers are getting an early valentine on Friday, when President Barack Obama will designate three new national monuments in California, including two on Southern Nevada's doorstep.
Wildlife officials are renewing their warnings about the dangers of feeding wild animals after a spate of recent incidents involving predators that have lost their fear of humans.