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.
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The Las Vegas Valley has enough water to support 1 million more residents, and it should be able to weather at least the next 20 years before any permanent new supplies are needed, according to the Southern Nevada Water Authority's revised 2015 resource plan.
Drought-stricken cities in Southern California will soon get some help courtesy of the Southern Nevada Water Authority.
Just how large and expensive is the Southern Nevada Water Authority's next construction project at Lake Mead? The test drive alone is priced at almost $10 million.
A bill making it easier for the government to sell or swap small and scattered parcels of forest land won unanimous approval on the House on Wednesday.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority would dip into its reserves to lease water to drought-stricken California under a plan slated for a vote by the agency's board Thursday.
The snowpack in California's Sierra Nevada mountains probably shrank to the lowest in 500 years this year and climate change may cause further declines, worsening water shortages in the drought-stricken state, a U.S. study said on Monday.
After seven years of construction, the Las Vegas Valley's new straw into Lake Mead now has some water in it.
Less than a week after 28 emaciated wild horses were rounded up and put down, Bureau of Land Management officials announced plans to collect more animals they say are at risk of starvation in the mountains outside Las Vegas.
John Dubovick leans against the railing of his mountaintop perch, electronic cigarette in hand, as the sun sets over a million acres of eastern Nevada. The sky all around him is smudged with smoke, but he never reaches for his binoculars. The last watchman knows when there is nothing to see.
The wholesale water supplier is rolling out its new ad campaign — "There's Nothing Sexier than Saving Water" — this week to coincide with Tuesday's start of the fall watering schedule, which limits irrigation use to three assigned days per week through Oct. 31.
Fisheries are drying up and fields lie fallow as the lingering drought takes its toll in Northern Nevada, where the lack of water needed to support rural livelihoods is causing tension between neighbors.
LOS ANGELES — Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina reminded us that when it comes to natural disasters, you can prepare for the worst, but it's also crucial to plan for the chaos that comes afterward.
Federal authorities announced plans Friday to round up as many as 200 wild horses to save them from starvation in the mountains outside of Las Vegas.
Hawaii authorities reopened Honolulu's famed Waikiki Beach on Wednesday after water quality tests indicated the ocean was again safe for swimmers following a serious sewage spill earlier this week.
Nevada has prevailed along with a dozen other states in stopping a new EPA rule that would have greatly expanded the scope of waters covered by the Clean Water Act.
Sen. Harry Reid on Monday called on NV Energy to "get real" about rooftop solar or risk alienating customers and perhaps losing in court.
With thieves stealing radioactive sources in Mexico while other potent materials sat idle on a mountain in Alaska, U.S. nuclear security experts used military cargo jets this summer to whisk away some of North America's most dangerous "dirty bomb" threats.
Giant panda Mei Xiang, a star tourist draw in the U.S. capital, gave birth to a pair of cubs hours apart on Saturday, the National Zoo said.
Wildfires are burning all around Southern Nevada, including northern Arizona. But the blaze that has brought dense smoke to the Las Vegas Valley over the past three days is the Rough Fire, which was ignited July 31 by a lightning strike in Kings Canyon in the southern Sierra Nevada, east of Fresno, Calif.
Nevada is receiving a $2 million grant from the Department of Defense to protect and restore sage grouse habitat within the Navy's training grounds around Naval Air Station Fallon, officials announced Thursday.
In the aftermath of armed confrontation with supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy, the Bureau of Land Management largely has withdrawn from Gold Butte, leaving the environmentally sensitive Southern Nevada region more vulnerable to intruders and vandals, a preservation group said Wednesday.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority wants to step up anti-erosion work as the falling water level at Lake Mead makes the problem worse.