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When the wells run dry: California neighbors cope in drought
Monday, August 31, 2015
Millions of Californians are being inconvenienced in this fourth year of drought, urged to flush toilets less often, take shorter showers and let lawns turn brown. But it's dramatically worse in places like Okieville, where wells have gone dry for many of the 100 modest homes ...
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Global warming carving changes into Alaska in fire and ice
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.
General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts
Sunday, August 30, 2015
General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 — not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill.
Sandoval hails court injunction on EPA water rules
Friday, August 28, 2015
Nevada lawmakers are hailing a North Dakota district court's ruling that temporarily blocks a Environmental Protection Agency rule that would have given the federal government more control over Nevada's ...
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Nevada Museum of Art opens Lake Tahoe exhibit in Reno
Saturday, August 22, 2015
The first major historical art survey of Lake Tahoe and the Sierra's infamous Donner Pass takes an ambitious trip through two centuries, highlighting the roles of Native Americans and railroad barons and the tourists and scientists trying to halt the ...
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‘They’re in everything’: Bug outbreak irks eastern California towns
Friday, August 21, 2015
The gas station's ground was covered with the small winged bugs. Piles of carcasses, inches deep, sat swept to the sides. On the road, they rained onto car windshields. They flew by the thousands toward even the smallest sources of light, and crept along windows and kitchen tables ...
Photo: Helicopter drops water above Highway 101 on Cuesta
Air quality advisory extended because of smoke from wildfires
Thursday, August 20, 2015
An air quality advisory issued Wednesday because of smoke from wildfires in California’s southern Sierra Nevada has been extended ...
Drought panel told there’s forage, not water on Nevada range
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Northern Nevada ranchers told a panel studying ongoing regional drought on Wednesday that there's a bumper crop of grass on the open range, and they want to be allowed to turn more cattle out to graze on it. Accounts of rains in recent months bringing wildflowers to ...
Photo: Helicopter drops water above Highway 101 on Cuesta
California wildfires prompt air quality advisory in Las Vegas
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Wildfires in California’s southern Sierra Nevada triggered an air quality advisory today in the Las Vegas Valley, as elevated levels of smoke and ozone are possible, according to ...
Officials: Less chance of Colorado River water cuts in 2017
Officials: Less chance of Colorado River water cuts in 2017
Monday, August 17, 2015
Wet weather in May and June prompted optimistic projections Monday from federal water managers keeping close tabs on the Colorado River water supply for about 40 million residents in ...
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Report: Tougher air standards could jeopardize transportation funding
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
County official says report paints a worst-case scenario
Las Vegas’s smog problems could lead to a loss of federal funding for critical transportation projects like the 215 Beltway widening and Project Neon if new, stricter air quality standards are imposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to ...
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Toxic spill raises rafting concerns in Grand Canyon
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The amber-toned plume of toxic mining waste spilled by the Environmental Protection Agency near Silverton, Colo., last week, is slowly snaking its way toward Lake Powell — whose southern tip serves as an entry point to the Grand Canyon. In addition to threatening the ...
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Fearing stigma, Colorado contested Superfund status for mine
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
In Washington, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy took full responsibility, saying "I am absolutely, deeply sorry that this ever happened." She planned to tour Farmington and Durango, two of the cities most affected by the orange sludge.
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‘Here’s our house going up’: Willow Fire evacuees take stock amid surreal scene
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Looking out from Fire Station 81 in Mohave Valley, Ariz., there’s barely any smoke in the air Monday morning from the fire that caused about 850 residences to be evacuated over the weekend. Many residents of the area, about 20 miles south of Laughlin, clustered in ...
Poll finds strong partisan split in Nevada on president’s Clean Power Plan
Poll finds strong partisan split in Nevada on president’s Clean Power Plan
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
A new poll finds 59 percent of Nevada voters support President Barack Obama’s recently released Clean Power Plan, while 37 percent oppose it — but that support varies strongly ...

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