A three-year Spring Mountains National Recreation Area improvement campaign eliminated 90 of the 219 developed camp sites on Mount Charleston, a popular getaway that attracts more than 1.2 million annual visitors.
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Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: A lackluster year so far on the Colorado River has local water managers and National Park Service officials bracing for further declines at Lake Mead.
Las Vegas Valley Water District customers will see their rates go up in each of the next three years to help pay for a new deep-water pumping station at Lake Mead.
Usually dumping metal into the ocean is a bad thing, but for once throwing disused items into the sea is working out for the greater good.
Deacon, founder of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas environmental studies program, specialized in study of Devil’s Hole pupfish and other Nevada endangered species.
Nevada faces “significant possibilities” of water shortages if drought on the Colorado River persists into the next two years, according to an ominous forecast delivered Wednesday by a top government official.
Las Vegas police video of a rescue helicopter bound to pick up three stranded hikers offers dramatic views of the Ice Box Canyon snow covered cliffs and walls.
A proposal to change auto emissions testing to once every two years instead of annually is facing an uphill battle in the Nevada Legislature.
Conservationists are calling for regulatory action after the death of a second golden eagle in three years at a White Pine County wind farm that sells power to NV Energy.
The man who blocked access to a popular trail near Lake Mead said he originally offered to pave the road to Anniversary Narrows — and keep it open to the public — but the National Park Service turned him down late last year.
Though its sponsors insist it wasn’t their intent, a Nevada lands bill pending in Congress could throw up another roadblock to a Yucca Mountain Project.
A private landowner has closed off access to a narrow slot canyon beloved by hikers at the northwestern edge of the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
The relict leopard frog’s journey into Southern Nevada’s landscape has seen its share of challenges.
A rare gray wolf killed by a hunter in Utah on Dec. 28 was the same lone animal seen last year near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple Inc will buy about $850 million of power from a new California solar farm to cut its energy bill, the iPhone maker said on Tuesday as its stock market value closed above $700 billion for the first time.
Unusual rain that deposited a mysterious residue across a swath of the Pacific Northwest appears to be a byproduct of dust storms hundreds of miles away in Nevada, although volcanic ash from Japan cannot be ruled out, the National Weather Service said Monday.
The Nevada Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal of a lower court ruling that effectively stripped the Southern Nevada Water Authority of water rights for its controversial pipeline from eastern Nevada.
The Colorado River faces a dual threat from climate change as rising temperatures increase the demand for irrigation water and accelerate evaporation at the river’s two largest reservoirs, according to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
Have you seen a smallish owl with some blueish bling? The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service wants to know about it.
Nevada environmental advocates rallied in Las Vegas on Tuesday in support of a Philippine province that is suing Barrick Gold Corp. over contamination in that country nearly 20 years ago.
Thanks to the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles’ Smog Spotter program, it’s never been easier to rat out your fellow motorists.
Strong winds delayed completion of a Jan. 6 eagle survey at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, but boat crews from the National Park Service made it out to Lake Mohave last week and spotted eight more bald eagles, bringing this year’s total to 99.
The smallest critters who occupy the bottom of the cold, clear waters of Lake Tahoe are dying off at an alarming rate and scientists are trying to find the cause to protect the fragile ecosystem of the lake high in the Sierra Nevada range.