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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  …
How to deal with scorpions
How to deal with scorpions
Sunday, June 1, 2014
You can live in Las Vegas for years and never see a scorpion. It’s true. People have done it. But it’s also true that you can stick your foot in your favorite sneaker and get stung by a scorpion that has crawled into it. Or turn on the light and...
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Before Cliven Bundy standoff, a collision between ranchers and tortoises
Friday, May 30, 2014
When the U.S. government declared the Mojave desert tortoise an endangered species in 1989, it effectively marked the cattle ranchers of Nevada's Clark County for extinction. Rancher Cliven Bundy once had neighbors on the range: when the tortoise was listed, there were about 50 cattle-ranching families in the county. Some of them fought court battles to stay, rejecting the idea their cattle posed a danger to the tortoises. But, one by one...
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Looking beneath Mount St. Helens
Monday, May 26, 2014
Ever since Mount St. Helens' cataclysmic eruption 34 years ago this month, scientists have been tracking the volcano's explosive energy to better understand how Washington's most ...
Henderson now ‘a lot smarter’ after era of toxic production
Henderson now ‘a lot smarter’ after era of toxic production
Sunday, May 25, 2014
With its carefully manicured neighborhoods and sprawling office parks, Henderson has outgrown its roots as a magnesium producer for the country’s military ...
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Smokey Bear, nearly 70, gets a millennial makeover
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Smokey Bear turns 70 this summer. But instead of kicking back in retirement — whacking golf balls or sniffing around for early-bird dinner specials — the bear in bluejeans is returning to work to educate ...
Henderson plant fined record $13.75 million over chemical disposal
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency announced today a record $13.75 million fine against a Henderson titanium processing plant accused of improperly disposing a dangerous chemical. The fine against Philadelphia-based Titanium Metals Corp. is...
Scientists race to develop farm animals to survive climate change
Thursday, May 8, 2014
When a team of researchers from the University of Delaware traveled to Africa two years ago to search for exemplary chickens, they weren't looking for plump ...
Wide impact of climate change already seen in US, study says
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
The effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, scientists reported Tuesday, with water growing scarcer in dry regions, torrential rains increasing in wet regions, heat waves becoming more likely and more severe, wildfires growing worse, and forests dying under assault from heat-loving insects. Such sweeping changes...
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Drone buzzes bighorn sheep at Zion, prompts statement by park officials
Monday, May 5, 2014
Officials with Zion National Park, which is near Springdale, Utah, about 150 miles northeast of Las Vegas, issued a news release today in which they said drone use in the park has been on the rise, despite …
County issues dust advisory for remainder of today
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
With northeast winds buffeting the Las Vegas Valley today, Clark County officials have issued an air-quality advisory for blowing dust, especially in …
Report places Las Vegas among nation’s most polluted cities
Report places Las Vegas among nation’s most polluted cities
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Add a less-than-desirable ranking to Las Vegas’ portfolio: A top-10 ranking among the most polluted cities in the United States. In its annual “State of the Air” report, the American Lung Association gave Las Vegas-Henderson...
Feds spend $236 million to help landowners protect grouse
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
he federal government has paid $236 million to landowners in 11 states to preserve sage grouse habitat amid a debate over whether the bird should be listed as an endangered species — potentially hindering energy development and ranching. The Casper Star-Tribune reported...
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Apple offering free recycling of all used products
Monday, April 21, 2014
Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to cultivate a greener ...

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