A bill quietly introduced in Congress would restrict mining and energy exploration over a sweeping area of rural Nevada, preserving scenic valleys and buffering a landmark piece of desert artwork.
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A Thursday story about a bill to help clean up the Three Kids Mine in Henderson incorrectly stated the relationship between two of the people leading the effort. Bob Unger and Mindy Unger-Wadkins are brother and sister and partners in the project.
Savaged by drought, Lake Mead has shrunk to its lowest level since the Great Depression.
A hazardous material response team was on site at the U.S. Capitol following an industrial spill incident that began sometime around 2:30 a.m. to 3 a.m., closing the House side of the building.
More than a thousand acres of Southern Nevada land scarred by mining waste was given a future when Congress completed work Wednesday allowing a major cleanup and redevelopment on a long disused site in Henderson.
Language to protect privately held water rights from federal takings was included in an appropriations bill that is awaiting action in Congress, U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei announced Wednesday.
Western governors, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, have sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture expressing concerns about a proposed directive that could affect states’ authority over their water resources.
RENO — U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff’s position that Moapa rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.
For better or worse, Mother Nature helped Nevada wildlife officials kick off a monthlong “bear awareness” campaign this week to combat danger on the roadways around Lake Tahoe and, more importantly, conflicts in neighborhoods with bad trash habits up and down the Sierra Nevada’s eastern front.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell gave a national designation to the 30-mile Black Canyon Water Trail in June, making it the first nationally designated water trail in the Southwest and the first in the nation that traverses a desert. The trail encompasses a 30-mile portion of the Lower Colorado River and is now one of 16 national water trails.
The Clark County Department of Air Quality has issued an advisory for elevated smoke and ozone levels for the July 4 weekend.
A rural Nevada group is asking a federal judge to block the sale of oil and gas leases they say will be used for hydraulic fracturing and other development that poses a much greater threat to sage grouse and other wildlife than the U.S. government claims.
Throughout California’s desperately dry Central Valley, those with water to spare are cashing in. As a third parched summer forces farmers to fallow fields and lay off workers, some people are making millions of dollars by auctioning off their private caches.
Fred Bell is on a quest for quiet. The Henderson man spends his free time stalking the sounds of solitude using high-tech recording equipment he assembled himself.
Cindy Sherwood has waited years for a half-built project she can’t see, but she’s happy that the wastewater pipeline eventually will get rid of her North Las Vegas neighborhood’s problem with pesky midges.
Once abundant throughout the Western United States, the bumblebee with the distinctive white rump began to disappear in the 1990s. By the time this man made his discovery, some experts feared it was gone forever from the Puget lowlands.
A creepy, cannibalistic bug that infested much of Northern Nevada nine years ago might be making another drought-related assault on the state.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is warning hikers not to count on finding water on the Hidden Forest Cabin trail in the Sheep Mountains about 30 miles north of Las Vegas.
It takes an expert like Bruce Boyd to identify some of the rare butterflies found on Mount Charleston and nowhere else in the world.
The Black Canyon Water Trail, a stretch of the Colorado River through the nation’s driest state, has been named a National Water Trail by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
Lingering drought is taking a toll on wildlife across Northern Nevada, shrinking deer herds on the high desert, drying up fisheries in the valleys and starting to push everything from bears to snakes into urban neighborhoods they normally don’t frequent.
Wildfires are still a major risk a year after the Carpenter 1 fire burned 27,800 acres on Mount Charleston and people are urged to adhere to fire prevention rules to avoid being the cause of another such blaze, officials said Tuesday.
Nabbing the bad guys was only part of the challenge facing federal officials who shut down an illegal marijuana garden where nearly 2,000 pot plants sprouted up from U.S. rangeland in remote wilderness in northeast Nevada’s Snake Mountains.