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November 24, 2015

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Beatty waste fire sparks fears among Yucca opponents
Beatty waste fire sparks fears among Yucca opponents
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
A series of explosions and a fire at a low-level nuclear waste depository in Beatty last week served to fan the flames of ...
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Feds: Efforts to block sage grouse protection could backfire
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Attempts by rural Nevada counties, mining companies and others to block new U.S. policies intended to protect the greater sage grouse could backfire on the critics and ultimately force reconsideration of a recent decision ...
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Nuclear repository fire shines light on Nevada’s waste
Friday, October 23, 2015
A fire at a nuclear waste dump in Beatty did more than just snarl traffic.
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Reid, others celebrate Basin and Range land designation
Saturday, October 17, 2015
About 100 people gathered Saturday in cozy quarters at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve to celebrate a vast expanse of newly protected Nevada land. They listened as U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, Senate Minority …
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What Mars can teach us about using water
Monday, October 12, 2015
Inspired by research from the red planet, scientists from across the country share ways Nevada can make the most of its most precious resource ...
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Getting past the noise: What would presidential hopefuls really do for Nevada?
Monday, October 12, 2015
Over the next few months, Nevada will host Democratic and Republican debates, and residents will hear firsthand the views of the person who most likely will be the next president. What do they have to say about issues that affect the state, such as immigration, minimum wage ...
EPA announces tighter restrictions on air pollution
Friday, October 2, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency tightened restrictions on air pollution Thursday, cutting the amount of ozone allowed at ground level. The new standard sets the maximum ...
Amid VW scandal, polluted Paris asks if time to dump diesel
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Guidebooks rarely mention it, but Paris is one of the most polluted cities in the rich world. The Eiffel Tower is periodically shrouded in smog, and there's one key culprit: France's disproportionately heavy reliance on diesel fuel.
Brazil pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Brazil on Sunday became the first major developing country to pledge an absolute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for an envisioned global pact against climate change.
Local mayors oppose new EPA rules on ozone
Saturday, September 26, 2015
The new regulations will go into effect this week.
U.S. rejects protections for greater sage grouse across West
U.S. rejects protections for greater sage grouse across West
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The Interior Department said today that the greater sage grouse, a ground-dwelling bird whose vast range spans 11 Western states, does not need federal protections after a costly effort to reverse the species' decline without reshaping the ...
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Fatal floods expose delicate balance in polygamous towns
Monday, September 21, 2015
The secluded polygamous towns tucked between stunning red-rock cliffs have survived for more than 100 years, despite Utah and Arizona's efforts to dismantle them and expose abuses. After at least 12 women and children were killed by flash floods, two of the fathers of the victims made a rare public plea for Utah to leave them alone.
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VW chief ‘sorry’ after EPA says firm skirted clean air law
Sunday, September 20, 2015
The CEO of Volkswagen apologized Sunday and VW customers said they felt duped after the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that the German automaker skirted clean air rules by rigging emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars.
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Great Basin National Park is Nevada’s intergalactic planetarium
Thursday, September 17, 2015
The 60-foot laser beam streaked like a lightsaber across the night sky, playing connect-the-dots with constellations in the plane of the Milky Way. On a hillside 300 miles northeast of Las Vegas in the Great Basin National Park, Derek Demeter controlled the light with shifts of his wrist. Each movement sent the laser on a light-years’ long course. It was 10 p.m. on a recent weekend and 300 park guests ...
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Regulators taking comment in Las Vegas about Yucca Mountain
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Federal regulators are hosting a key meeting in Las Vegas about whether the long-stalled Yucca Mountain national nuclear waste dump project should be restarted in Nevada. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is ...

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