The U.S. Forest Service proposed changes Wednesday to sage grouse protections in six Western states that call for eliminating special designations for crucial habitat as well as keeping areas open for mining.
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The CDC has quietly published a controversial review of perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, that indicates more people are at risk of drinking contaminated water than previously thought.
California’s median home price reached a new high in May, while home sales retreated both on a monthly and annual basis, wiping out most of the gains posted for the year, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said this month.
To kick off a 100-day campaign to save the Land and Water Conservation Fund, some Nevada business owners and outdoor enthusiasts are in Washington, D.C., meeting with lawmakers.
The risk level for exposure in water to common chemicals used in Teflon and firefighting foam should be at least seven to 10 times lower than the threshold recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency
Clark County commissioners approved a resolution calling for federal legislation to open more than 44,000 acres of public land for new development south of Las Vegas and set aside more than 300,000 acres of new conservation land in the county.
It is easier to buy a tiger in some states than to adopt a rescue dog – and only 6% of the animals are housed in approved facilities. This is bad for the big cats – and for humans
State and local officials are advising residents in an area south of Reno to be prepared to evacuate ahead of flooding if an earthen dam at Washoe Lake fails.
A pivotal Senate race in Nevada that Republicans and Democrats covet for control of the upper chamber of Congress has become ground zero in the Yucca Mountain debate.
The UF / IFAS – St. Lucie County Extension requests homeowners to join hands in fighting against the destructive citrus disease, huanglongbing (HLB), or better known as citrus greening.
Partly cloudy today along the South Coast. Highs in the mid 60s and winds out of the North at 15-25 mph. Sunshine in the forecast Friday.
The Public Safety Department’s Division of Emergency Management will host the St. Lucie County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group for a general meeting of its public and private sector membership on Wednesday, June 20 at 9 a.m. This meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Douglas M. Anderson Emergency Operations Center, 15305 W. Midway Road.
A pair of activist investors is trying to restructure Sempra Energy, the owner of San Diego Gas & Electric.
A common herbicide is ending up in our food, thanks to the growing practice of using it to dry crops in preparation for harvest.
Entry fees for Red Rock National Conservation Area will be waived on Saturday to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day.
Bee keepers and environmental activists staged a mock funeral in Paris on Thursday for bees, to protest against the pesticides they say are killing insects crucial for the eco-system.
After recently clearing thousands of pounds of trash off a single dump site, the City of Clearlake is asking the public to report illegal dumping, trespassing and occupying “red-tagged” properties
Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group Greenpeace said on Thursday.
The public got its first look at a sweeping land proposal county officials have been drafting behind closed doors for more than a year with input from select stakeholders.
Two-way ‘turn-taking’ communication occurs across a wide range of species, evidence suggests.
A hot flow of mud, ash and gas swept down from Guatemala’s Fuego volcano on Monday, after a new explosion in the morning interrupted disaster workers pulling bodies from the brown sludge known as a pyroclastic flow that engulfed the village of El Rodeo.
Emails, social media posts and online comments with foul and abusive language prompted Forest Service officials to disable a portion of an online comment system
The peregrine falcon can target prey up to a mile away and dive on it at more than 200 mph, faster than any other animal on Earth.
There’s almost more plastic than sand on this long, tree-lined beach: Plastic helmets, plastic furniture and the plastic leg of a shop mannequin all jut out of an ocean of blue plastic bags.
Engineers have figured out a way to reduce plastic landfill, and you won’t believe how they’re doing it
Humans have generated an enormous amount of plastic waste over the last few decades
A federal appeals court has tossed out a lawsuit by the state of Texas that sought to force a licensing decision on the proposed nuclear waste storage project at Yucca Mountain.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority is pumping more green into one of its signature conservation efforts.
A San Francisco Bay startup is using fungi-based materials as possible substitutes for leather, cotton, wood, and bricks.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announces first bat to be removed from the endangered species list
Here’s some good news you can definitely drink to.
U.S. President Donald Trump sought an apology on Thursday from the executive behind ABC’s cancellation of sitcom “Roseanne” over the comedian’s racist tweet, citing critical coverage in the network’s news reporting on him.
Keeping corals healthy has far-reaching benefits
Is your yard ready for hurricane season? June is right around the corner and the official start of hurricane season.
State wildlife officials approved plans on Wednesday for Wyoming’s first season of grizzly bear hunting in 43 years
The Oregon Health Authority issued a public health advisory today for higher-than-normal levels of bacteria in ocean waters at Sunset Bay State Park Beach in Coos County.
Rivers are drying up, popular mountain recreation spots are closing and water restrictions are in full swing as a persistent drought intensifies its grip on pockets of the American Southwest.
In June, a California groundskeeper will make history by taking company to trial on claims it suppressed harm of Roundup
Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact
Federal authorities wrapped up their emergency roundup in the mountains west of Las Vegas on Monday after removing three more wild horses from the depleted range near Cold Creek.
As it tries to find ways to get more green energy, San Diego is studying spots to install new solar arrays across the city.
The Interior Department has published a list of 35 “critical” minerals — 20 of which are present in Nevada — as part of a Trump administration effort to reduce foreign dependence on resources needed for consumer and military goods.
A branch of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has come under fire for the ruthless killing of wild animals.
KRISTEN MELLO wasn’t invited to the EPA’s upcoming “National Leadership Summit” on PFOA, PFOS, and other PFAS chemicals