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October 1, 2014

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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 ...
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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
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 ...
Giants in our backyard: Ancient creatures once roamed Las Vegas, and now there’s a quest to save what remains
Giants in our backyard: Ancient creatures once roamed Las Vegas, and now there’s a quest to save what remains
Sunday, July 20, 2014
It seems unthinkable now, but there was a time when Southern Nevada was lush with springs, meadows and marshes. At Tule Springs, the remnants of that long-ago era remain, in the form of bone fragments of species long extinct, just waiting to be uncovered. “The whole Las Vegas Valley is situated on sediments of the Las Vegas Formation, the geological unit that yields these ice age remains,” said Eric Scott, curator of the San Bernardino County ...
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New study warns of even hotter summers in Las Vegas, across U.S.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Think summers in Las Vegas are sweltering now? By the end of the century, they’ll be more like those now experienced in the Arabian Desert if greenhouse gas emissions remain the same, according to a new study. Average summer daytime temperatures here will soar to 111 degrees, which is what summers are like now in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, according to Climate Central, a Princeton, N.J.-based research and journalism organization. Climate Central last week released...
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Congress clears Henderson to buy, clean up toxic mine site
Thursday, July 10, 2014
An abandoned mine outside Henderson could go from toxic eyesore to residential high-rises after Congress approved the sale more than 900 acres of federal land to the city of Henderson. The Senate approved legislation Wednesday...
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Climate change skeptics: Global warming exists, but we didn’t cause it
Thursday, July 10, 2014
To anyone who believes that human-caused global warming is seriously damaging the planet, Mandalay Bay was an alternate universe this week. There, at the ninth International Conference on Climate Change...
As Mount Charleston wildfire anniversary approaches, worries about more damage take root
As Mount Charleston wildfire anniversary approaches, worries about more damage take root
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Fire prevention officer Mike Haydon from the Bureau of Land Management said a long-term drought and early spring snow-melt have left trees drier than they’ve ever been, putting the mountain in danger of...
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Las Vegas wins U.S. Conference of Mayors award for green initiatives
Friday, June 20, 2014
Sustainability efforts undertaken by the city of Las Vegas are now being recognized nationally. The U.S. Conference of Mayors today named Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Gresham, Ore., Mayor Shane Bemis as the top winners in its...
Air-quality advisory issued for Clark County today
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
In a news release, the Clark County Department of Air Quality said several contributors led to issuance of the smoke and ground-level ozone advisory, including  …

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