Lake Mead, the largest man-made reservoir in the U.S., is about to reach its lowest point since the installation of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s.
Stephanie Castillo covers science and environmental news for the Review-Journal as a Mass Media Fellow through the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She is a science video producer and content creator in pursuit of a Ph.D. in science communication from Vanderbilt University. Her scientific background, teaching experience, and science filmmaking training have allowed her to create meaningful educational science videos for a 13-and-up audience through her platform, Phuture Doctors.
When the Las Vegas Valley experiences blazing hot summer temperatures, one community in particular – east Las Vegas — swelters more than other neighborhoods due to urban heat island effects.
The loss of the tortoises illustrates the challenges of bringing alternative energy sources to the Mojave Desert while still protecting its biodiversity.
Pahrump poolfish, only found in Nevada, have been successfully reintroduced to the Desert National Wildlife Refuge after months of removing predatory species.
Strategic vegetation clearing helps ward off wildfires during the driest season on record. Those fuel breaks helped contain the Carpenter 1 fire.
In the midst of extreme drought conditions, fireworks could be the spark that starts urban fires during the holiday weekend due to improper use and disposal.
State wildlife department officials are replenishing the desert bighorn sheeps’ only source of water. Without the emergency intervention, animal populations are threatened.