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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 ...
Photo: An exterior view of Caesars Palace, June 6, 2013.
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.
Photo: A personal watercraft leaves Boulder Harbor at Lak
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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Nearly 30 bald eagles die in Utah; West Nile virus could be culprit
Monday, January 6, 2014
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Utah wildlife experts believe they have solved the mystery of what killed at least 29 bald eagles over the past month: West Nile virus. The majestic birds apparently became infected after eating smaller birds with the disease.
Lack of snow in Sierras intensifies drought concern in California
Saturday, January 4, 2014
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High-country vacationers have been enjoying brilliant blue skies and 50-plus-degree temperatures throughout the holidays at Tahoe, where only patches of snow can be seen and ski conditions are simply atrocious. The Sierra sun has been so persistent that skiers and snowboarders are resorting to such summer activities as mountain biking, hiking, beach walking and, yes, sunbathing in the buff.
Photo: The recycling program at Camden Tiara apartment co
Republic Services to make push to widen recycling at apartment complexes
Friday, December 20, 2013
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For those who live in apartments or condominiums throughout the Las Vegas Valley, finding an easy way to dispose of recyclables can be a challenge. Apartment dwellers tend to produce less trash than their counterparts living in single-family homes, but with more than 300,000 people living in apartments across Southern Nevada, the opportunity exists to significantly improve the amount of waste the region recycles.
Once-a-week trash and recycling pickup for 210,000 county customers wins approval
Once-a-week trash and recycling pickup for 210,000 county customers wins approval
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The Clark County Commission is amending its franchise agreement with trash hauler Republic Services to allow the company to extend a single-stream recycling program to 210,000 customers in the unincorporated county.
Photo: Yucca Mountain
Court suspends collection of fees for nuclear waste disposal
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
A federal appeals court ruled today that operators of the nation’s nuclear power plants cannot be forced to pay the Department of Energy an annual fee for disposal of their radioactive waste, because no disposal site has been selected.
NRC says it will resume study of Yucca Mountain nuke site
NRC says it will resume study of Yucca Mountain nuke site
Monday, November 18, 2013
Responding to a court order, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has directed its staff to complete work on a key safety report related to a never-completed nuclear waste dump in Nevada.
Photo: Draft-sealed windows are shown during a green hous
Five ways to ‘green’ your home — and save money
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Turning off the lights. Unplugging electronics. Closing the blinds on a blazing-hot day. Those are the hallmarks of energy conservationism, slight changes in behavior that can reduce energy consumption and save money. With a little extra investment, however, homeowners can decrease their energy use even more with simple energy-efficient upgrades. “Energy efficiency is really simple stuff you can do in your home without spending much,” said Denee Evans, executive director of HomeFree Nevada, a nonprofit that seeks to improve energy efficiency and conservation in Nevada homes.
Photo: Recyclables are sorted at the Republic Services re
Sales tax plan, proposed recycling changes on tap for discussion Tuesday
Sunday, November 17, 2013
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After a month's absence, the More Cops sales tax debate returns Tuesday to the Clark County Commission, although the initiative’s chances haven’t improved since commissioners voted down a pair of competing proposals in October.
Photo: Don Sammons, former owner of the town of Buford, W
Two distant worlds meet in Wyoming’s smallest town
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Don Sammons and Nguyen Dinh Pham have something unique in common: a tiny patch of real estate on the windswept plains of southern Wyoming. In an auction that was also streamed online, Pham, a 38-year-old entrepreneur from Vietnam, bought from Sammons a 10-acre property billed as the smallest town in America, a locale that traces its roots to the construction of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad 150 years ago.

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