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Land, water rights needed for Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
Land, water rights needed for Yucca Mountain nuclear dump
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Federal nuclear regulators say the U.S. Energy Department will need to acquire water rights and a land buffer before it can entomb the nation's radioactive waste beneath a long-studied volcanic ridge in the Nevada desert. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a report Thursday saying ...
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Water woes among topics for 8 governors in Las Vegas
Friday, December 5, 2014
Facing dwindling water supplies, Western states are struggling to capture every drop with dam and diversion projects that some think could erode regional cooperation crucial to managing the scarce resource. Against that backdrop, eight Western governors meeting in Las Vegas this weekend will address regional water issues, and water managers from seven states arrive next week to work on ways to ensure 40 million people ...
Nevada environmentalists keeping close eye on think tank backed by Kochs
Nevada environmentalists keeping close eye on think tank backed by Kochs
Thursday, December 4, 2014
With the 2015 Nevada legislative session approaching, environmentalists are bracing for a push by a Koch Industries-backed think tank to weaken regulations on ...
Swarm of small quakes in Northern Nevada could lead to something bigger, officials say
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
A swarm of earthquakes in northwestern Nevada since July has slightly heightened the chance of a larger earthquake in the area. The lab said Wednesday in a media release that ...
Facing a crunch, new plant will double Southern Nevada’s recycling capacity
Facing a crunch, new plant will double Southern Nevada’s recycling capacity
Thursday, November 6, 2014
The Environment: Expansion will also allow Republic Services to process more types of reusable material -- which in turn should encourage greater residential recycling
One of the challenges in building momentum for recycling in Southern Nevada has been a chokepoint at the receiving end of all those milk cartons, pizza boxes and ...
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Company’s water conservation contest offers cash prizes for students
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Environment:
Las Vegas K-12 students have a chance to turn ideas about water conservation into cash, courtesy of ...
Did you feel that earthquake? Details and reaction to the Sunday morning shakeup
Did you feel that earthquake? Details and reaction to the Sunday morning shakeup
Sunday, October 5, 2014
A small earthquake shook southwest Nevada, about 15 miles from Las Vegas, early Sunday morning. See what people had to say about it ...
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Report: Saving sage grouse habitat smart conservation, economic policy
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Hunting, fishing and hiking on federal land in Northern Nevada where the sage grouse roams is a multi-​million-dollar industry that could suffer if the bird becomes an endangered species. That's according to a report released Tuesday that ...
Bill settles water dispute between Nevada tribe, ranch
Friday, September 26, 2014
President Barack Obama signed a bill into law today that ends an eight-year dispute over water rights for a Native American tribe in Northern Nevada. The bill ratifies an agreement between ...
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks
Harry Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Amid action in Congress to intensify the fight against Islamic State militants, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid found time Tuesday for an issue closer to home: ensuring that ...
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Officials say Lake Tahoe imperiled by wildfires
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of catastrophic wildfire and climate change ...
Photo: Gov. Susana Martinez prepares to take a photograph
Smokey Bear turns 70, but don’t bring candles
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Smokey Bear is turning 70 on Saturday — but don't bring any candles to the party, please. As the friendly, huggable bear with the brimmed hat and shovel enters his golden years, he's burning up Twitter. But his message ...
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Strapping iPads to tortoises is cruel, activists say
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
A Colorado art museum is standing by an upcoming exhibit featuring three tortoises with iPads mounted on their backs, despite calls from animal-rights activists to call off the exhibit as animal abuse. The Aspen Art Museum released a statement Wednesday supporting ...
Northern Nevada lands bill gets new lease on life
Northern Nevada lands bill gets new lease on life
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A sweeping lands bill for Northern Nevada that had a bleak outlook in Congress just a few months ago suddenly has new life. Legislation to create up to 71,500 acres of wilderness and...
Colorado River Day message: ‘We need to conserve’
Colorado River Day message: ‘We need to conserve’
Friday, July 25, 2014
ENVIRONMENT:
Following a cascade of increasingly bleak news about the health of the Colorado River, one of the nation’s most vital waterways, a collection of southwestern cities including Las Vegas ...

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