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February 28, 2015

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Photo: Construction continues on Smiths Fuel Center in Pe
With new gas station, filling up in Green Valley will get easier
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
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After more than 30 years, Green Valley Parkway is getting a gas station. Smith’s Food and Drugs at 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway just north of the 215 Beltway is expanding its retail operations to include a fueling stop in the main parking lot, where construction is ...
Nevada getting $600 million to clean up industrial sites
Friday, January 23, 2015
The state Environmental Protection Division said today it will receive more than $600 million as part of a court settlement to prevent pollution of the Colorado River and Lake Mead. A $5 billion nationwide settlement ...
Will fracking be a boom or bust in Nevada?
Will fracking be a boom or bust in Nevada?
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Oil derricks and drilling rigs define landscapes across the West. But they seldom are seen in the dusty, wind-swept basins of Northern Nevada. Those days, though, soon may be over ...
Nevada mine expansion may impede deer migration route
Saturday, January 10, 2015
The expansion of one of the nation's largest mines could potentially impact the principal migration route of Nevada's largest herd of mule deer. The Bureau of Land Management is expected to release a draft environmental impact report later this month, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Photo: Tony Santos tosses a tree to Joshua Robles, 14, as
Ex-lawmaker Steven Brooks was behind free Christmas trees
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
The vendor who made hundreds of Christmas trees available free for the taking today at Sunset Park has been identified as ousted Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, said today he was selling trees to raise money for ...
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 ...
Photo: In this April 16, 2013, file photo, the high water
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
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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 ...
Photo: A male sage grouse, left, struts with two other ma
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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