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January 18, 2018

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Christmas tree recycling underway in Las Vegas area
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Officials have launched an annual Christmas tree recycling drive in Southern Nevada. Trees are being accepted at more than 30 drop-off locations from Boulder City to Summerlin, and Southern Highlands to ...
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Oasis in the Mojave, protected but at risk
Saturday, December 23, 2017
The Amargosa, a slender thread of a river that flows through a parched landscape, begins with a few springs bubbling out of the ground in the Oasis Valley near Beatty, Nevada. Shortly thereafter, the stream disappears underground, and it flows south hidden for 100 miles or so until ...
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Climate change removed from threat list by Trump administration
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
It's a significant departure from the Obama administration, which had described climate change as an "urgent and growing threat to our national security." And it demonstrates how Trump, despite struggling to push his own agenda through a Republican-controlled Congress, has been able to unilaterally dismantle one of his predecessor's signature efforts ...
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Interior chief spent more than $53K on 3 helicopter trips
Friday, December 8, 2017
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke spent more than $53,000 on three helicopter trips this summer, including one that allowed him to return to Washington in time for a horseback ride with ...
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Zinke: Claim that Trump 'stole' public land a shameful lie
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday accused outdoor retailer Patagonia of lying when it said that President Donald Trump "stole your land" by shrinking two national monuments in Utah by some 2 million acres. An angry Zinke called the claim — made in large type on the ...
Zinke recommends shrinking Gold Butte National Monument
Zinke recommends shrinking Gold Butte National Monument
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Designated for government protection less than a year ago, Gold Butte National Monument could shrink in size significantly at the recommendation of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. In a report issued Tuesday ...
Renovations set to begin at Boulder Beach Campground
Renovations set to begin at Boulder Beach Campground
Friday, November 24, 2017
A $3.4 million renovation at a Lake Mead National Recreation Area campground is scheduled to begin next week ...
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DC Solar offers free electric-vehicle charging in Las Vegas
Thursday, November 23, 2017
They can charge one or two vehicles at a time depending on the model. They are powered by solar panels attached to each station, and there is a biodiesel generator on each unit for backup ...
Coffee tasting stimulates discussion on water quality as EPA cuts loom
Coffee tasting stimulates discussion on water quality as EPA cuts loom
Monday, November 20, 2017
The UNLV event was organized by Defend Our Future Nevada in part to illustrate the importance of monitoring water quality, a task that may suffer with budget cuts ...
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People are likely cause of Earth’s warming, report says
Friday, November 10, 2017
Humans are the “extremely likely” cause of warmer temperatures observed since the 1950s, according to a legally required report recently released by the federal government. ...
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Groups sue for details on Trump plan for national monuments
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Environmentalists sued the administration of President Donald Trump on Thursday seeking to pry loose details of plans to shrink national monuments and marine areas and open protected areas to commercial fishing, energy extraction, logging and ...
Nevada official says Yucca bill not likely to pass Senate
Nevada official says Yucca bill not likely to pass Senate
Thursday, November 2, 2017
A bill to restart licensing of the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository may pass the U.S. House but will probably die in the Senate, a state official said Wednesday. Robert Halstead, director of the ...
Does Mother Nature have a right to life?
Does Mother Nature have a right to life?
Monday, October 16, 2017
The Colorado River, relied upon by Nevada and six other states, is central to a legal battle over environmental ‘personhood’
The Colorado is one of the most heavily developed rivers in the world, or as Will Falk of Deep Green Resistance prefers to describe it, “the most endangered river in the United States.” In 1922, the Colorado River Compact began the ...
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Renewable energy critical for national security, panelists say
Friday, October 13, 2017
In a war zone, solar panels or wind turbines might not sound like critical needs. But when Marine Lt. Gen. Richard C. Zilmer was fighting in Iraq in 2006, he realized that renewable energy sources were a life-and-death priority. ...
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Moniz: U.S. needs ‘consent-based process’ for nuclear waste storage
Friday, October 13, 2017
A consent-based process is needed when it comes to disposing of the country’s spent nuclear fuel, says former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. Moniz, who served under the Obama administration and was part of ...