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May 1, 2016

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Rick Moonen helping lead the way on aquaculture to enhance food security
Rick Moonen helping lead the way on aquaculture to enhance food security
Monday, April 25, 2016
Celebrity chef is on a mission to educate the world about responsible seafood farming and ocean conservation
As the world’s human population increases — the estimate in March was 7.4 billion, almost double what it was in 1974 — it will become more and more difficult to ...
Federal fracking rule in hands of federal judge in Wyoming
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The future of federal rules aimed at protecting land, water and wildlife from energy-production practices including hydraulic fracturing now rests with a judge in Wyoming ...
The Paris climate deal at a glance
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Four months after negotiating a global climate agreement in Paris, government officials are coming to New York on Friday to sign the pact in a ceremony at the United Nations ...
Will residential storage batteries be bonanza for solar consumers?
Will residential storage batteries be bonanza for solar consumers?
Thursday, April 21, 2016
At a Spring Valley home not far from the Las Vegas headquarters of the Public Utilities Commission, a group gathered Wednesday to showcase what it proclaimed as a potential game-changer in solar electricity generation. The focus: a new piece of technology designed to ...
Photo: From right, French President Francois Hollande, Fr
Paris climate deal on track for early start
Thursday, April 21, 2016
About 160 countries are expected to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday in a symbolic triumph for a landmark deal that once seemed unlikely but now appears on track to enter into force years ahead of schedule ...
Farms in Nevada, Utah counties made eligible for drought aid
Thursday, April 21, 2016
The federal government is adding White Pine County in Nevada to a list of primary natural disaster areas due to drought ...
Photo: A farmworker ties almond tree branches with string
Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination
Thursday, April 14, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing in its mandate to protect underground drinking water reserves from oilfield contamination, according to a federal review singling out lax EPA oversight in California, where the state routinely allowed oil companies to dump ...
Nevada drops opposition to Superfund priority status to clean up mine
Nevada drops opposition to Superfund priority status to clean up mine
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The state of Nevada is dropping 15 years of opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency's push to add a toxic, World War II-era copper mine to the priority list of the most polluted Superfund sites ...
Nevada judge rules to disqualify solar industry’s ballot measure
Nevada judge rules to disqualify solar industry’s ballot measure
Monday, March 28, 2016
A Carson City judge ruled to disqualify a ballot measure that would restore more generous rates for rooftop solar customers, a setback for solar advocates who had been aggressively campaigning for ...
Sandoval aide: Nevada’s clean energy reputation is damaged
Sandoval aide: Nevada’s clean energy reputation is damaged
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
A controversial decision increasing costs for rooftop solar customers loomed over the first meeting of a task force charged with recommending a long-term plan for clean energy in Nevada. Convened ...
Photo: The Strip goes dark during Earth Hour on March 26,
Strip casinos to go dark for Earth Hour on Saturday
Friday, March 18, 2016
The Las Vegas Strip will go partially dark Saturday in an effort to raise climate change awareness. Casinos along Las Vegas Boulevard including Caesars Palace, MGM Grand, Luxor, Planet Hollywood and Excalibur will ...
Photo: Sprinklers water a lawn at a home near Rancho Driv
Sunday watering ban could save 900 million gallons a summer
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Lawns in Southern Nevada will have to do without water — unless clouds unleash rain — one day a week during the summer. The Southern Nevada Water Authority’s board of directors voted today to ban sprinkler use on Sundays from May 1 through Aug. 31. The ...
Meltdown: What happened when a Las Vegas solar company fell apart
Meltdown: What happened when a Las Vegas solar company fell apart
Thursday, March 10, 2016
A Las Vegas homeowner is out more than $18,000. A company claims it is owed more than $700,000. The list of claims stretches into the hundreds. So goes the fallout in the saga of a Las Vegas-based solar company that ...
Oregon lawmakers OK pro-climate coal bill
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Oregon lawmakers on Wednesday gave final approval to pioneering legislation that will eliminate coal from the state's energy supply by 2030 and provide half of customers' power with renewable …
Nevada AG voices opposition to federal EPA Clean Power Plan
Monday, February 29, 2016
Nevada's attorney general is endorsing a multi-state legal fight against President Barack Obama's plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions with an opinion that says states have a right to decide pollution emission standards for themselves ...