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Botswana said on Friday it had received test results from samples sent to Zimbabwe to determine the cause of death of hundreds of elephants but is waiting for more results from South Africa next week before sharing findings with the public.
Surprised by an unexpected amendment that would give Air Force use of 840,000 acres of Desert National Wildlife Refuge north of Las Vegas, the Nevada congressional delegation warned Democratic leaders to reject the measure.
Dakota Access, LLC asked a federal court to stay its order to shut and empty the largest oil pipeline out of North Dakota within 30 days pending an appeal of the ruling, court records showed on Thursday.
The man whose name is synonymous with Nevada’s opposition to building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain is ending a career after three decades of service to the state under Democratic and Republican governors.
The Mahogany Fire at Mount Charleston has been fully contained, officials announced Tuesday.
Governor Kelly issued Drought Declarations for Kansas counties with Executive Order #20-54. The declaration includes 74 out of 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status.
A House spending bill for the Department of Energy includes legislative language tucked into the draft by Rep. Dina Titus that would prevent the Trump administration from resuming nuclear weapons testing in Nevada
Energy Transfer LP’s 570,000 barrel-per-day (bpd) Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL) must be shut down and emptied in 30 days, a U.S. district court ordered on Monday, dealing the biggest regulatory blow to the controversial project since its startup in 2017.
A single pine tree may have saved campers in California after a June 24 earthquake in Owens Valley by stopping a 20-foot diameter boulder from barreling deep into a campground after plunging 700 feet down a mountain.
Clark County has issued an air quality advisory for the holiday weekend because of elevated levels of smoke and ozone from fireworks.
Despite last year’s relatively dry summer, officials are reminding Las Vegas Valley residents of the dangers of flash flooding.
St. Lucie County’s Environmental Resources Department has closed the Pink Trail inside the Steven J. Fousek Preserve (formerly known as Paleo Hammock Preserve) until further noticed to protect nesting wildlife.
At the South Pole, considered the coldest point on Earth, temperatures are rising fast.
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A cold front that has decreased the wind velocity considerably might help firefighters on Mount Charleston on Monday.
Locals have dubbed the spectacular Ruby Mountains “Nevada’s Alps,” and for good reason.
Last fall, European Space Agency satellites detected huge plumes of the invisible planet-warming gas methane leaking from the Yamal pipeline that carries natural gas from Siberia to Europe.
The Trump administration on Thursday released its plan to open environmentally sensitive areas in Arctic Alaska to oil development, overturning some protections that go back decades.
St. Lucie County’s Environmental Resources Department staff will be preforming trail maintenance and cleanup at several preserves over the next several weeks, starting June 29.
A massive plume of Saharan dust has shrouded swathes of the Caribbean, turning blue skies into a milky-brown haze and sparking health warnings across the region as air quality fell to unhealthy levels.
An earthquake was felt in the Las Vegas Valley on Wednesday morning.
With many cities on the Treasure Coast canceling Independence Day fireworks and celebrations to reduce the spread of COVID-19, St. Lucie County reminds residents and visitors that bonfires and fireworks are prohibited on St. Lucie County beaches.
If you’re hiking, or even in your backyard, especially if you live on the outskirts of the valley, you may run into one of Nevada’s 32 venomous species this summer.
A chemical with a notorious legacy in Nevada will not be regulated in drinking water, but the decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should not result in any decline in drinking water standards for Southern Nevadans
Gov. Steve Sisolak announced that Nevada will move to adopt California’s car pollution standards
Plans to map the entire ocean floor by 2030 are going ahead despite the challenges of the coronavirus crisis, officials leading the project said, with almost a fifth covered so far.
A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck central Nevada on Friday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
U.S. Senate passes measure to fully fund Land and Water Conservation Fund, tackle National Park maintenance
After years of stalled efforts, the Great American Outdoors Act gained traction thanks to Colorado’s U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who won backing from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump
In May 2012, Hanson and Michael Rowe noticed an overpowering smell, like rotten eggs, seeping from an abandoned gas well on their land in Kentucky. The fumes made the retired couple feel nauseous, dizzy, and short of breath.
A ruling limiting groundwater pumping could help save a Nevada endangered fish, but it also dealt a blow to the long-stalled Coyote Springs development north of Las Vegas.
Looks like San Diego will get a chunk of money to work on its Climate Action Plan after all.
Governor Laura Kelly has issued a state of disaster emergency declaration for several western Kansas counties due to an increased risk of wildland fires.
Ruling against environmentalists, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday decided that the federal government has the authority to allow a proposed $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline to cross under the popular Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia.
Falls City is an Oregon town built by the timber industry. Its surrounding forests are still being logged. But Falls City isn’t seeing the profits.
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Friday unveiled what he called a “blueprint” for enabling energy extraction, mining, grazing and logging in federal forests by speeding up environmental reviews and permitting.
A second leg of a planned multipurpose trail running through Red Rock National Conservation Area received federal funding to move forward.
Martin County Emergency Management is excited to announce the acquisition and implementation of a new weather monitoring system, WeatherSTEM.
Release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida is imminent.
Environmental justice advocates, labor groups and an automobile shipping company joined forces to defeat a proposed Navy combat ship repair project on Port of San Diego property last month. But that doesn’t mean it’s totally off the table.
The Trump administration on Tuesday overturned an Obama-era rule that barred hunters in Alaska national preserves from baiting bear traps or killing denning bear cubs and wolf pups
The eruption of a volcano in Ecuador’s Amazon region left several cities covered in ash on Tuesday, fueling concerns of a potential health impact as the South American nation slowly emerges from a brutal coronavirus outbreak.
More than a third of the fish stocks around the world are being overfished and the problem is particularly acute in developing countries, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in a report on Monday.
A Russian safety watchdog warned a subsidiary of mining giant Norilsk Nickel in 2017-2018 about dozens of violations at a fuel site in the Arctic where a huge leak of diesel fuel occurred last week, the RBC media portal reported on Friday.
A 5.5-magnitude earthquake in California could be felt throughout the Las Vegas Valley on Wednesday night.
Brazilian states are bolstering the fight against destruction of the Amazon rainforest with millions of dollars from an oil company’s corruption settlement that allows them to partially compensate for weakening environmental protections under President Jair Bolsonaro.
San Diego isn’t setting aside any new funding to help meet legally binding greenhouse gas reduction goals in its proposed budget for next year, and climate change advocates aren’t hopeful the City Council will reverse that.
The ‘amazingly cruel’ move by the National Park Service reverses Obama-era regulations which also affect wolves and coyotes
The city of Las Vegas ranks in the top 10 for solar energy supply nationwide, according to the latest annual survey of U.S. cities by a national environmental advocacy group.
As Denver and the state begin to reopen this month, people will emerge from their houses having gotten a taste of some potential new normals:
Over the past two years, St. Lucie County’s Code Amnesty Program has seen between 5 to 8 percent of its outstanding violations remediated, generating roughly $34,000 in unpaid fines.