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EPA wants toxic Nevada mine on Superfund list

posted on December 24, 2015 at 2:22 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Fifteen years after U.S. regulators started assessing damage and health risks at an abandoned Nevada copper mine, the Environmental Protection Agency is moving to add the contaminated site to its Superfund National Priority... Full Story

Nevada governor outlines $335M deal to draw $1B carmaker

posted on December 11, 2015 at 3:04 PM

Nevada plans to offer $335 million in state tax incentives and infrastructure upgrades to an upstart, Chinese investor-backed electric carmaker that wants to build $1 billion production plant in a Las Vegas suburb Full Story

Snow and Tornadoes Kick Up Across U.S. as Harvest Winds Down

posted on November 13, 2015 at 5:14 PM

Snow and Tornadoes Kick Up Across U.S. as Harvest Winds Down
Mother Nature started to draw the curtain on the 2015 harvest season as inclement weather hit the Midwest, Mountains and High Plains affecting more than 36 million people. Full Story

Nevada leads U.S. in per-capita growth in solar jobs

posted on February 13, 2015 at 1:04 PM

The number of solar industry jobs in Nevada more than doubled last year, the fastest per capita growth in the nation, a nonprofit research and education group said in a new report Thursday. Full Story

Forecasts Show Drought Continuing in California, Southwest

posted on January 16, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Federal agencies released a pair of forecasts showing dry conditions will persist in parts of the drought-stricken West, suggesting there won't be enough snow to boost water supplies. Full Story

Western Ranchers, Communities Worry about Grouse Declaration

posted on November 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Western Ranchers, Communities Worry about Grouse Declaration
Western ranchers, as well as energy companies and recreational users, stand to lose access to some western federal lands – at least during certain times of the year - if the greater sage-grouse is listed as a threatened or endangered species next... Full Story

Crews Battling Largest Nevada Fires Near Vegas, Reno

posted on July 12, 2013 at 11:04 AM

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire crews worked Tuesday to stop two large Nevada wildfires advancing through rugged mountain areas, including one billowing smoke visible from downtown Las Vegas and another southwest of Reno. Fifty firefighters were... Full Story

Panel: US should let nature cull wild horse herds

posted on June 7, 2013 at 4:12 PM

The National Science Academy's National Research Council concluded that management of wild horses has led to overpopulation Full Story

Vegas Company Gambles on Desert Shrimp Farm

posted on July 29, 2011 at 6:42 PM

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) -- In an arid field of Joshua trees and desert brush 30 miles from the Las Vegas Strip, an isolated farm is raising thousands of recently hatched shrimp in salt-water tanks filled from a nearby well. Full Story

NRCS Touting Nevada Farm 'High Tunnel' Program

posted on January 21, 2010 at 11:01 AM

RENO, Nev. (AP) -The federal Agriculture Department says guidelines for a pilot project in Nevada to build farm structures called "high tunnels" have been released by the Natural Resources Conservation Service. Full Story

Las Vegas Water Showdown

posted on July 25, 2008 at 8:07 PM

Las Vegas Water Showdown
Water disagreements often dominate news stories across the American Southwest. The rapidly-growing city of Las Vegas is no exception. Urban expansion is siphoning nearby Lake Mead and some rural ranchers are at odds with a controversial water... Full Story

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