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December 20, 2014

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Photo: Visitors to Zion National Park take in the sights
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...
Photo: Employees wear green shirts near Apple's familiar
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 ...
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 ...
Photo: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clin
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...
Photo: Rancher Cliven Bundy, left, and his son, Arden, st
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 …
Photo: This Feb. 24, 2014, photo shows the Waste Isolatio
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 ...
Photo: Bureau of Land Management workers restore plants t
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 …
Photo: Patti Heil visits caves covered in ice along Lake
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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