This is the third installment in a three-part series on food waste in Southern Nevada.
Amory Lovins recently traveled from his home near Aspen to talk about growing bananas at 7,100 feet in the Colorado Rockies. The house was built in the early 1980s, he told an audience at an energy conference held at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and since then he’s had 66 harvests.
In Northern Nevada’s Great Boiling Spring, strange microscopic creatures thrive in water hot enough to kill you.
Nebraska regulators will announce their decision on Monday on whether to approve TransCanada Corp’s Keystone XL pipeline route through the state, the last big hurdle for the long-delayed project.
TransCanada Corp (TRP.TO) shut part of its Keystone oil pipeline system after a 5,000-barrel leak in South Dakota, the company said on Thursday, four days before neighboring Nebraska was set to decide on the company’s long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.
The Trump administration’s lifting of restrictions on importing elephant body parts from Zimbabwe and Zambia is not the last gift to hunting interests
Oil and Water Part 9: DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE COMPANY PAID MERCENARIES TO BUILD CONSPIRACY LAWSUIT AGAINST ENVIRONMENTALISTS
The private security firm TigerSwan worked to build a RICO suit accusing Greenpeace, Earth First, and BankTrack of inciting protests to increase donations.
National Park Service employees had to roll out about 600 feet of hose to erase the latest graffiti at Death Valley.
The number of elephants in the wild plummeted 30% overall between 2007 and 2014
Think “renewable energy” and the wind and sun come to mind, but someday it may be possible to add ocean energy to that list.
President Donald Trump’s top budget man, Mick Mulvaney, solved a mystery Tuesday. Asked who put $120 million into Trump’s spending plan to restart licensing for a Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository and other interim storage, Mulvaney said he did.
Monsanto Co and U.S. farm groups sued California on Wednesday to stop the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing the widely used weed killer glyphosate, which the company sells to farmers to apply to its genetically engineered crops.
A proposal to build 4,700 housing units on a former ranch in Reno could help make a big dent in the region’s housing shortage if the developers can overcome at least one big challenge — it’s in a flood plain.
The complexity of climate change means it’s hard to trace simple lines from cause to effect in daily life, much less plan for the future.
A former lobbyist for the pesticide industry now leads the deregulatory team at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Visitor logs show old ties remain strong.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area will waive their entrance fees this weekend in honor of Veterans Day.
In early 2016, agri-business giant Monsanto faced a decision that would prove pivotal in what since has become a sprawling herbicide crisis, with millions of acres of crops damaged.
Forest fires in Brazil and Indonesia contributed to a record loss in global tree cover in 2016, equivalent to the size of New Zealand
NV Energy is requesting that three new long-term power purchase agreements totaling 100 megawatts be approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada.
Vietnam’s deadliest storm this year, Typhoon Damrey, has killed 106 people, while dozens of dangerously full reservoirs release water as the southeast Asian nation prepares to host a regional summit.
You remembered to reset your clocks this weekend, but what about your irrigation system?
On the banks of a creek near Jerusalem stands an enchanted forest, its trees shrouded by giant cobwebs woven by long-jawed spiders.
Big Ag is ruining what ground water they don’t take: Excess nitrogen reaching dangerous levels, study finds
A new study has revealed that big agriculture’s utilization of nitrogen can impact groundwater quality.
You should think twice before sending those “flushable” wipes down the toilet.
Firefighters from the Clark County Fire Department and the Bureau of Land Management are battling a blaze at the Clark County Wetlands Park.
The Bureau of Land Management will hold hearings this week in Sparks, Ely and Elko to get public input on a proposal to modify sage grouse conservation plans, which could pave the way for more mining and ranching.
Cities that enjoy the benefits of “cool roofs” also conserve water — they reduce the amount needed for irrigation, according to new study
Wearing light-colored clothing in the summer helps cool the body down, while dark colors tend to warm it up. The same thing goes with roofs – the lighter it is, the less heat there will be.
Though burning fossil fuels is the primary cause of global warming, fossil fuels could also be driving climate change via a completely different mechanism involving ocean plastic debris and tiny, bioluminescent fish living hundreds of meters beneath the ocean’s surface.
The launch of a Monsanto product that the company touted as boasting “blockbuster technology” has been postponed indefinitely after farmers report developing skin rashes after using it.
Since March 2016, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been weighing whether to expand Agent Orange benefits to Vietnam vets with bladder cancer and hypothyroidism, as well as other ailments. It keeps missing its own deadlines to act.
Scientists have identified a new species of great ape on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, finding that a small population of orangutans inhabiting its Batang Toru forest merits recognition as the third species of these shaggy reddish tree dwellers.
AN OAKLAND SLAUGHTERHOUSE, Saba Live Poultry, was occupied last weekend by more than 200 people, protesting the atrocious conditions in which animals are kept before being slaughtered. Oakland police arrested 23 people and charged them with trespassing, for entering the facility, filming abuses, and removing at least three animals for rescue.
Conservationists are bashing the latest move to open more federal land in Nevada to oil exploration, this time in the Ruby Mountains of Elko County.
Australia’s world-famous Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, will be closed to climbers from 2019, its management board said on Wednesday, ending a decades-long campaign by Aborigines to protect their sacred monolith in the Northern Territory.
U.S. farmers have overwhelmed state governments with thousands of complaints about crop damage linked to new versions of weed killers, threatening future sales by manufacturers Monsanto Co (MON.N) and BASF SE (BASFn.DE).
Focal Point of First USDA Regulatory Meeting Since Crisis: Hydroponics
Scientists believe corals have developed a taste for plastic adrift the oceans, which means corals are ingesting the chemical additives within these plastics, as reported in a Daily Mail article.
Fierce winds and heavy rain downed trees and knocked out power across the U.S. Northeast, halting trains during the Monday morning commute and leaving neighborhoods from Boston to Washington in the dark.
Hunters scour the Nevada wild, looking for fresh antlers that deer and elk have outgrown and shed.
THE BATTLE OF TREATY CAMP: Law Enforcement Descended On Standing Rock A Year Ago And Changed the DAPL Fight Forever
ONE YEAR AGO, on October 27, 2016, hundreds of law enforcement officers descended on a small resistance camp that stood directly in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline, forcibly evicting residents and arresting 142 people — more than on any other day in the 11-month-long Standing Rock struggle.
Survive being lost in a forest with these tips
A proposal to expand the world’s largest marine conservation park in Antarctica by linking it with smaller ones failed at a meeting as Russian and Chinese delegates did not endorse it, a conservationist attending the session said on Saturday.
U.S. President Donald Trump will shrink the size of two national monuments in Utah, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah said on Friday, a change that will open parts of them to drilling and mining but which Democrats, environmental groups and Native Americans are vowing to fight.
The disaster-relief agency, under fire after Hurricane Maria, won’t release the plan, even as a comparable document for Hawaii remains public.
It took just five years for the bugs to be able to shrug off the poisons produced by the GM crops in the 16 areas where bugs developed resistance.
U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., thinks the House will pass a Yucca Mountain revival bill, maybe before Thanksgiving.
The plural of moose is moose, and plural is what these animals have become in the northern reaches of Nevada.
A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo.
Namibia recorded fewer cases of rhino and elephant poaching this year compared to recent years, the southern African nation’s minister of environment and tourism said on Monday.
Workers at Chevron’s Pascagoula refinery in Mississippi were evacuated after a tornado hit the plant on Sunday afternoon, according to a website affiliated to NBC.