WASHINGTON — A bill advancing in the U.S. House on Wednesday would create more than 73,000 acres of wilderness in Northern Nevada counties while making available land to support a copper mine in Lyon County.
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Dark clouds massed over the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday, decorating the holiday weekend with sprinkling rain and gentle breezes.
A recent federal directive barring use of irrigation water from government sources for marijuana growing doesn’t appear to prevent that practice in Southern Nevada.
A mountain lion spotted near Reno’s Meadowood Mall on Wednesday night could still be in the area, state wildlife officials said.
The Bureau of Land Management sold more than $18 million in public land in Southern Nevada on Thursday. The money earned from Nevada’s public land sales will go towards purposes such as parks, trails and the purchase of environmentally sensitive land.
RENO — A mother and her adult daughter have been convicted of tampering with a bear trap at Lake Tahoe in an effort to thwart wildlife officials’ efforts to capture the animals.
A man died and a boy nearly drowned in separate weekend incidents — which included at least 15 rescues on Sunday — at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Las Vegas tied the record high for May 17 at 102 degrees Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.
RENO — Three Nevada fish biologists are part of a team of scientists being honored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their work to try to help bring the Devils Hole pupfish back from the brink of extinction near Death Valley National Park.
A photo taken Thursday afternoon by Francisco Zamora of the Tucson, Ariz.-based Sonoran Institute shows the Colorado River meeting tidal waters from the Gulf of California for the first time in about 20 years.
Another year, another round of 100-degree days. While it may come as no huge surprise — it is the desert, after all — Las Vegas’ first triple-digit temperatures of of 2014 will are slated for Friday and Saturday.
A slightly slimmed down Southern Nevada Water Authority expects to bring in additional money and spend a little more of it in the coming year. Authority board members approved a $463.3 million spending plan Thursday for the valley’s wholesale water supply agency. The new budget anticipates a $36.4 million jump in revenue and a $9.5 million increase in spending over the current budget.
The Nevada Division of Forestry put the restrictions into effect Thursday for Big Bend, the Spring Mountains and Valley of Fire. The use of campfires using wood is prohibited — bring your camping stove and propane instead, or charcoal if you’re in a designated picnic area.
CARSON CITY — The state Department of Wildlife wants anglers to catch as many fish as they can at two Nevada reservoirs before water levels and fish survival plummet.
The Colorado River could spill into the Gulf of California’s tidewater channel during high tide Thursday, which would be the first time in 20 years that the Colorado has reached the sea.
One of the world’s largest titanium manufacturers has agreed to pay a record $13.8 million penalty for producing and dumping banned, cancer-causing chemicals at its factory in Henderson.
Two environmental groups are appealing a federal judge’s ruling upholding a regional plan regulating development in the Lake Tahoe Basin straddling the Nevada-California line.
Dozens of people rode their ATVs and motorcycles on an off-limits trail in southern Utah on Saturday in a protest against what the group calls the federal government’s overreaching control of public lands.
The drought is prompting the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District to cut water allotments to Fallon-area farmers.
Capitol Hill confrontations over Yucca Mountain are few and far between these days, but one of them took place on Wednesday when a House chairman and the leader of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission tangled on funding for the dormant nuclear waste site in Nevada.
One of the world’s most endangered species took a small step away from oblivion over the past year, as the wild population of Devil’s Hole pupfish nearly tripled and researchers made strides on a captive-breeding program. But with fewer than 100 of the tiny fish left in the only known habitat on Earth — a single water-filled cavern in Nye County, about 90 miles west of Las Vegas — no one is popping champagne just yet.
The state water authority in California plans to alleviate drought and drylands by engineering an aqueduct that can send water uphill.
Red Rock Canyon draws more than 1 million visitors a year, making it the busiest National Conservation Area in the country. Apparently it was big with the dinosaurs, too. Since the first such discovery made news in 2011, the fossilized footprints of long-extinct creatures have been found at more than 10 different spots in the 196,000-acre conservation area.