The state of Nevada is reconsidering a proposal to find private owners for nearly 3,000 free-roaming horses under state jurisdiction after no one offered to assume ownership of the mustangs that are at the center of a legal battle.
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Officials from Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, and New Mexico recently sent a letter to counterparts in Arizona, hoping to avert a crisis. The problem, if unresolved, could affect people in seven western states.
Since President Donald Trump was sworn into office last year, the administration has used its “energy dominance” agenda to require states to conduct quarterly sales on public lands across the West.
A top official from the Southern Nevada Water Authority is calling on states that rely on the Colorado River to resolve their differences before a growing dispute derails decades of cooperation on the river.
A new study published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition has found that plant-based diets and the environment benefit from organic food choices and farm production systems.
Russian Corn Rejected; Lawsuit Filed
Wheat producers in Kansas are worried about the potential for freeze damage after temperatures stayed below freezing for much of the weekend.
Las Vegas residents can breathe a little easier today. The city no longer is among the top 10 smoggiest in America, according to a new report by the American Lung Association.
“With over 330 million visitors annually, the National Park System is key to that huge outdoor economy, and according to the Park Service, visitors are responsible for $35 billion in economic output
Citing a high level of public interest, the U.S. Forest Service has reopened the comment period on plans to offer oil and gas leases in parts of the Ruby Mountains, about 370 miles north of Las Vegas.
St. Lucie County’s Code Compliance staff encourages residents to keep our beaches sea-turtle friendly this summer.
An updated list of Superfund cleanup sites nationwide released Monday no longer includes the Anaconda Copper Mine in Nevada, which was removed by Environmental Protection Agency after an agreement was reached with the state.
Elected officials and Southern Nevada Water Authority employees got a rare glimpse inside the community’s water supply safety net at Lake Mead on Saturday.
Instead of doubling entrance fees at select high-traffic sites, the National Park Service announced plans Thursday to spread the pain systemwide.
AN AUDIT RELEASED this week found evidence of corruption in how contracts were awarded at the Tar Creek Superfund site in Oklahoma.
The Ruby Mountains in northeast Nevada are known for hiking trails to 11,000-foot peaks and alpine lakes.
Feeding the wildlife may not be such a good idea: Study shows it influences migration, rates of disease
Feeding the wildlife may do more harm than good as it affects migration and rates of disease.
Facebook is displaying advertisements for well-known American corporations on group pages operated by overseas wildlife traffickers illegally selling the body parts of threatened animals, including elephant ivory, rhino horn and tiger teeth.
City Says There Never Was A Problem
A proposed wind project was hit with a gale of opposition as the Bureau of Land Management hosted the first of four meetings on the massive renewable energy project.
Environmentalists have filed suit against federal regulators over protections for eight rivers in California, including one that originates in Nevada.
The Oxbow Eco-Center’s environmental education building will be closed Tuesday, April 10 through Friday, April 20, as staff makes final preparations for its Annual Earth Day Festival.
Nevada is exceeding its renewable-energy goals, but environmental groups say the state could do even better to clean up its energy production.
A swarm of ladies will paint the town red this weekend.
The City of Henderson is again hosting the always popular event, Henderson Shines.
“Dryland” farmers on the high plains of Colorado grow their crops with whatever falls from the sky—no irrigation, no pumped groundwater—just what Mother Nature delivers.
As local governments move toward creating their own agencies to buy and sell energy, proponents say we could get cheaper, greener energy.
The effort seeks to undermine federal rules meant to prevent “levee wars” — where communities race to boost their own flood protection at the expense of their neighbors.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday rejected an Obama-era plan to make automobiles more fuel efficient in a win for car and oil companies and the latest move by the Trump administration to roll back environmental regulations.
The U.S. Justice Department said on Monday it plans to file a civil lawsuit against California, alleging the state is violating the U.S. Constitution after it passed a law that aims to stop the Trump administration from selling or transferring federal lands into the hands of private corporations.
Just about this time last year, Las Vegas and Reno were singled out by the American Lung Association for having some of the worst air quality in the nation.
The flawed installation of fences intended to protect the Mojave Desert Tortoise from highway traffic cost taxpayers more than $700,000 to correct, and faulty culvert drainage killed one of the protected animals, a Las Vegas Review-Journal investigation found.
A TIGERSWAN EMPLOYEE QUIETLY REGISTERED A NEW BUSINESS IN LOUISIANA AFTER THE STATE DENIED THE SECURITY FIRM A LICENSE TO OPERATE
The company notorious for surveilling pipeline opponents at Standing Rock was pursuing a contract to guard Louisiana’s Bayou Bridge pipeline.
Last fall, San Diego Gas & Electric said it could provide city customers with 100 percent green power in coming years. At first glance, the offer was remarkable for a company with “gas” in its name.
TRUMP’S NOMINEE TO OVERSEE SUPERFUND PROGRAM SPENT DECADES FIGHTING EPA CLEANUPS ON BEHALF OF POLLUTERS
THOUGH HE HAS openly disparaged much of his agency’s mission, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has remained steadfastly enthusiastic about Superfund, the federal program responsible for cleaning up some of the country’s most contaminated industrial sites.
The Bureau of Land Management Las Vegas Field Office is holding a public comment period on a proposal to lease roughly three acres of public land to the city of Las Vegas for a park.
Alaska’s permafrost holds the world’s largest deposit of mercury; concern growing over potential dangers such as contamination of food supply, water
“The amount of mercury in permafrost regions is 10 times higher than mercury introduced to the atmosphere from burning coal over the last 30 years”
To Be Held at the Oscoda Library
The jackfruit is in the middle of a renaissance. In recent years, it’s been hailed as one of the hottest food trends, it’s currently a wildly popular meat substitute, and in the future, it may very well be the answer to the looming food security crisis.
In November, residents within the 45th Congressional District will be deciding whether to entrust Mimi Walters with a 3rd term in the House of Representatives.