The House in January voted 394-0 for a bill to cut red tape at Lake Mead and other federal parks so recovery teams could search for victims of accidents or foul play. But the bill died late Tuesday when the Senate failed to take follow-up action before adjourning.
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Utah prison officials said Friday the federal government has 30 days to relocate 1,100 wild horses after the state ended a program in which inmates cared for the animals.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proclaimed Thursday that the United States could become the “clean energy superpower” of the world if the nation and states such as Nevada lead in developing renewable energy sources from solar, wind and geothermal power.
Republican attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt said Wednesday that if he wins the Nov. 4 election one of the first acts will be to sue the federal government over its management of the Endangered Species Act.
A federal judge intends to decide next week whether to block the release of oil and gas leases in Nevada that critics say will be used for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and cause more environmental harm than the Bureau of Land Management admits.
Officials gathered in the desert near Primm Wednesday to mark the start of construction on Nevada’s newest and largest solar power array, the Silver State South project, on 2,500 acres of federal land.
Sun City Summerlin is adding more brown to its landscaping. The retirement community is taking a proactive stance on water use in light of the drought.
Two men suing Nevada wildlife commissioners said trapping regulations are causing needless suffering for thousands of animals not targeted for their fur, including dogs, golden eagles and mountain lions.
Sept. 1 marks the start of the fall watering schedule at valley homes and business, with irrigation use restricted to three assigned days per week through Oct. 31.
A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies’ use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada.
More than a year after the Carpenter 1 fire, three popular hiking trails remain closed on Mount Charleston, and two of them are likely to stay that way for a while.
Efforts to protect the newly endangered Mount Charleston blue butterfly could spoil plans to expand portions of Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort and open its slopes to mountain bikers during the offseason.
The dangers that drought has created at one of America’s cherished treasures were explored by scientists, firefighters and politicians from both California and Nevada at this year’s 18th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit.
A White Pine County wind farm that sells power to NV Energy has been forced to change operations after its massive turbines killed triple the number of bats allowed under an agreement with federal regulators.
Newer, stricter rules aimed at preserving water will be implemented next month for North Lake Tahoe water users.
Research scientists monitoring the health of Lake Tahoe are finding it harder to obtain the funding they need to continue their work and are calling on politicians to help preserve the national treasure that borders California and Nevada.
An August count placed the population of Moapa dace at 2,248, almost double the population from August 2012. The count suggests the endangered fish that lives in springs and streams 60 miles north of Las Vegas is on its way to recovery.
Lake Mead will get more water from its upstream neighbor in the coming year, but not enough to halt its decline, according to new projections released Wednesday by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officials will hold a clinic in Las Vegas later this month with an unusual goal in mind: Curb the breeding of a federally protected species they are also trying to save.
The buzz on honeybees in Nevada is mostly good. Despite concerns around the country of massive die-offs of honeybee colonies, such a scenario has not manifested itself in Nevada in any significant way.
Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday — but don’t bring any candles to the party, please. As the friendly, huggable bear with the brimmed hat and shovel enters his golden years, he’s burning up Twitter. But his message of fire prevention through personal responsibility hasn’t changed much.
Volunteers joined Nevada wildlife officials this week in a rescue mission to save thousands of stranded trout and other fish from irrigation ditches that have been cut off from Truckee River water supplies due to drought in the Reno area.
Clark County Commissioners signed off on adjustments Tuesday to the retirement plan for Las Vegas Valley Water District employees, but not before demanding more oversight over future decisions involving the almost $265 million fund.