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Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas
Monday, April 21, 2014
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
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Water expert Mulroy to join Brookings Mountain West, Desert Research Institute
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Recently retired water czar Pat Mulroy is bringing her expertise and reputation as an international leader on water issues to a pair of institutions with a connection to UNLV. She will take on dual roles with ...
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Hillary Clinton to speak at Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas
Friday, April 11, 2014
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, chief conference sponsor Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today. Clinton has been an outspoken advocate for...
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Sandoval: Federal cattle roundup has created ‘atmosphere of intimidation’
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Gov. Brian Sandoval says a government roundup of cattle from federally controlled range land has created an “atmosphere of intimidation” and is trampling on Nevadans’ free-speech rights. The cows are being rounded up from...
Committee pushing green energy learns solar system down on its garage
Committee pushing green energy learns solar system down on its garage
Monday, April 7, 2014
A Nevada legislative committee promoting the use of more green energy found out today that a solar system atop its own garage has been shut down for the last four months with a mechanical problem. It was revealed today...
Officials announce $1.1 billion for cleanup of contaminated Henderson industrial site
Officials announce $1.1 billion for cleanup of contaminated Henderson industrial site
Thursday, April 3, 2014
More than $1 billion will be paid to a trust responsible for cleaning up a former chemical manufacturing site in Henderson that has led to contamination in Lake Mead. The money is part of a $5.15 billion settlement involving …
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4 more workers contaminated at N.M. nuke dump
Monday, March 31, 2014
The Department of Energy says tests show four more workers were contaminated with low levels of radiation during a leak at federal government's underground nuclear waste dump. The DOE says a total of 21 workers received ...
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Feds prepare to round up cattle amid feud with rancher
Thursday, March 27, 2014
A decades-long feud between a local rancher and federal land managers will culminate today as government officials begin rounding up free-roaming cattle from ...
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Job with a view: Workers clean glass at Grand Canyon Skywalk
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Workers from a Phoenix-based company had an awe-inspiring view as they dangled from ropes to clean the glass at the Grand Canyon Skywalk. The more than 40 panes of glass underneath the horseshoe-shaped bridge aren't easily accessible. Technicians from Abseilon USA had to …
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Big freeze means changed landscape on Great Lakes
Saturday, March 15, 2014
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On some days, Kevin Hunt stands at his Star North gas station in this eye-blink of a town on mighty Lake Superior, marveling at Mother Nature and his own dumb luck. Then Lake Superior did something it hadn’t done to this degree in decades ...
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EPA to honor Caesars for program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
While Caesars Entertainment continues to expand its properties around the globe, it has reduced in one crucial area – greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today said it would recognized the Las Vegas-headquartered company for the achievement with its Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management-Goal Achievement.
Yucca Mountain status? Hearing delves into dumpsite issues, takes pulse of Nevadans
Yucca Mountain status? Hearing delves into dumpsite issues, takes pulse of Nevadans
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Major progress is expected in the coming year toward resolving the outstanding questions and legal challenges surrounding Yucca Mountain’s potential as a repository for the country’s high-level nuclear waste.
Quantum leap or pollution pit? Concerns over trash-to-energy plant coming to a head in NLV
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Residents will have a chance to voice their concerns at a meeting next month
An innovative plan to turn trash into electricity has left the city of North Las Vegas facing a careful balancing act. On one side is a major economic development opportunity for the struggling city — a proposed $115 million plant that would provide 280 new jobs.
MGM Resorts adding charging stations for electric vehicles
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Drivers of electric vehicles will soon find 27 new charging stations at nine MGM Resorts International properties along the Las Vegas Strip.
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As Colorado River, Lake Mead levels drop, states realizing water conservation measures aren't enough
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
The sinuous Colorado River and its slew of man-made reservoirs from the Rockies to Southern Arizona are being sapped by 14 years of drought nearly unrivaled in 1,250 years.

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