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Reid urges Sandoval to accept EPA Superfund proposal on contaminated mine
Monday, December 28, 2015
Sen. Harry Reid applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to designate the Anaconda Copper Mine in Yerington as a Superfund National Priority List site in an open letter to ...
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New drought report could be state water-policy road map
Saturday, December 26, 2015
A panel of water experts that spent almost a year analyzing Nevada's persistent drought has issued recommendations that could shape Gov. Brian Sandoval's policy agenda in the coming year. The eight-member Nevada Drought Forum, which …
Here’s why solar industry’s focus will be locked on Nevada today
Here’s why solar industry’s focus will be locked on Nevada today
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
After convincing Congress to extend a tax credit to the solar industry last week, advocates are shifting their attention to Nevada. A panel of three utility regulators will weigh a lengthy draft order today that would ...
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World praises France’s diplomatic efforts on climate deal
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Just a month after the Paris attacks, France has surmounted that atrocity to help achieve a seemingly unachievable triumph: uniting the world to seal a global climate pact.
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Historic pact to slow global warming is celebrated in Paris
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Nearly 200 nations adopted the first global pact to fight climate change on Saturday, calling on the world to collectively cut and then eliminate greenhouse gas pollution but imposing no sanctions on countries that don't ...
Beijing and Delhi: 2 cities and 2 ways of dealing with smog
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Two cities. Two very polluted cities. And two very different ways of dealing with twin public health crises ...
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California and Germany, opposites with a common energy goal
Friday, December 11, 2015
One is a European country known as “the powerhouse of Europe” that struggles against soggy winters and seemingly endless gray skies. The other is a digitally driven U.S. state, known as “the Golden State,” for ...
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Whales entangled at alarming rate along California coast
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
An unusual warming in the Pacific Ocean may be having disastrous consequences for the majestic whales that use the waters off California as ...
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Nevada business incubator’s mission: Improve water management
Friday, December 4, 2015
The economy:
The Desert Research Institute's Center of Excellence, a nonprofit incubator for water technology startups, has established connections worldwide in its mission to conserve one of Nevada's most precious ...
For Warren Buffett, a house divided on climate change
For Warren Buffett, a house divided on climate change
Friday, December 4, 2015
Buffett’s past and future commitments to renewables — a more than $30 billion investment — equate to roughly 22 percent of his net worth. But that is not enough for some activists. Actions, they say, speak louder than words ...
Las Vegas City Council hears details of renewable power plan
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The Las Vegas City Council today heard details of a plan to switch the city over to 100 percent renewable energy in January 2017, pending approval by ...
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Grand Canyon seeks changes as more visitors use backcountry
Monday, November 30, 2015
Millions of people visit the Grand Canyon each year, taking in the sweeping views from developed areas along the rim, grabbing a bite to eat and hopping on a shuttle bus to other outlooks. Far fewer people venture into the 1.1 million acres that make up the backcountry. Park officials are trying to ...
SolarCity opens training facility in Las Vegas
SolarCity opens training facility in Las Vegas
Monday, November 30, 2015
For rooftop solar panel installers, walking on shingles or Spanish tile on sloped roofs is second nature, but it’s not an innate skill. That’s why SolarCity will acclimate ...
Countries, investors pledge billions for clean energy tech
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Government and business leaders are banking on clean energy technology to fight global warming, kicking off this week’s high-stakes climate change negotiations by pledging billions of dollars to research and develop a technical fix to the planet’s climate woes.
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Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.

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