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Global warming: A glimpse at 2115 in the Las Vegas Valley
Global warming: A glimpse at 2115 in the Las Vegas Valley
Monday, April 6, 2015
5-minute expert:
A century from now, the Las Vegas Valley could be shrouded in a haze of ozone, parched from lengthy droughts and faced with blackouts from overexerted power grids used to run ...
Photo: Gov. Jerry Brown and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins,
California governor orders mandatory water restrictions
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
California's governor has ordered the state water board to implement measures in cities and towns that cut usage by 25 percent, imposing mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as the state grapples with drought.
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Water expert discusses actions Southern Nevada has taken and what we should plan for
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Lake Mead’s elevation is just 1,087 feet above sea level and dropping steadily. Another 12 feet and the most severe drought-protection program the Southwest has ever seen will be triggered. If and when Lake Mead hits 1,075 feet, the government will declare a federal water shortage for the seven states that draw water from the Colorado River, forcing Nevada ...
Photo: This 2005 file photo shows Jarbidge River floodwat
State wants to help rural Nevada county in 15-year-old road fight
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Nevada's attorney general for the first time is joining a rural county in a 15-year-old legal battle with the U.S. government and environmentalists over control of a remote national forest road — one of the longest running of many similar disputes across the West.
Photo: Blossoms from a Palmer's penstemon are shown at th
Season to suffer: Here’s why your allergies are flaring up
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Las Vegas allergy sufferers are in for a long week, as a high pollen forecast will continue to trigger the all-too-familiar symptoms of sneezing, runny nose, sore throat and watery eyes. It's all part of the spring allergy season. The potent allergens in the air are coming from ...
Photo: As dry as Nevada may seem, there is still consider
Nevada a hotbed for geothermal activity
Monday, March 16, 2015
5-minute expert:
As of 2013, there were 29 operating geothermal power plants in Nevada producing 518 megawatts of electricity. By 2016, plants producing another 834 megawatts are expected to come online ...
Photo: In this Aug. 24, 2010, file photo, a horse grazes
New firefighting plan aims to protect Western habitat
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has released the initial plan for a new wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country that supports cattle ranching and is home to a struggling bird species. The 27-page report released Tuesday calls for ...
Proposed bill would give Nevada final say on Yucca Mountain
Proposed bill would give Nevada final say on Yucca Mountain
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
For years, Sen. Harry Reid has declared a proposed project to store nuclear waste in Nevada’s Yucca Mountain dead. But just in case the project comes back to life ...
Photo: Construction continues on Smiths Fuel Center in Pe
With new gas station, filling up in Green Valley will get easier
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
development:
After more than 30 years, Green Valley Parkway is getting a gas station. Smith’s Food and Drugs at 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway just north of the 215 Beltway is expanding its retail operations to include a fueling stop in the main parking lot, where construction is ...
Nevada getting $600 million to clean up industrial sites
Friday, January 23, 2015
The state Environmental Protection Division said today it will receive more than $600 million as part of a court settlement to prevent pollution of the Colorado River and Lake Mead. A $5 billion nationwide settlement ...
Will fracking be a boom or bust in Nevada?
Will fracking be a boom or bust in Nevada?
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Oil derricks and drilling rigs define landscapes across the West. But they seldom are seen in the dusty, wind-swept basins of Northern Nevada. Those days, though, soon may be over ...
Nevada mine expansion may impede deer migration route
Saturday, January 10, 2015
The expansion of one of the nation's largest mines could potentially impact the principal migration route of Nevada's largest herd of mule deer. The Bureau of Land Management is expected to release a draft environmental impact report later this month, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Photo: Tony Santos tosses a tree to Joshua Robles, 14, as
Ex-lawmaker Steven Brooks was behind free Christmas trees
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The vendor who made hundreds of Christmas trees available free for the taking today at Sunset Park has been identified as ousted Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, said today he was selling trees to raise money for ...
Land, water rights needed for Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
Land, water rights needed for Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Federal nuclear regulators say the U.S. Energy Department will need to acquire water rights and a land buffer before it can entomb the nation's radioactive waste beneath a long-studied volcanic ridge in the Nevada desert. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a report Thursday saying ...
Photo: In this April 16, 2013, file photo, the high water
Water woes among topics for 8 governors in Las Vegas
Friday, December 5, 2014
Facing dwindling water supplies, Western states are struggling to capture every drop with dam and diversion projects that some think could erode regional cooperation crucial to managing the scarce resource. Against that backdrop, eight Western governors meeting in Las Vegas this weekend will address regional water issues, and water managers from seven states arrive next week to work on ways to ensure 40 million people ...

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