Environment

Nevada Supreme Court won't revisit Vegas water pipeline

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RENO, Nev. — The Nevada Supreme Court is sticking to an earlier decision that at least temporarily blocks water interests in Las Vegas from pumping new supplies from the high desert near the...

Environment

Western forests face climate change challenges

Climate change is coming, and land managers want to understand what it means for Western forests. The U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Region will be the next...


Environment

Nevada Supreme Court won't revisit Vegas water pipeline

RENO, Nev. — The Nevada Supreme Court is sticking to an earlier decision that at least temporarily blocks water interests in Las Vegas from pumping new...


Environment

Wrath risked when sprinklers run during rainstorms

With Utah’s snowless winter came the inevitable watering restrictions, and with the relief of the week’s rain came a deluge of sprinkler shaming. Kevin...


Environment

Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation’s infrastructure: As U.S. oil...


Environment

Government releases fire plan to protect sage grouse

BOISE, Idaho — A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West’s sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose...




Environment

Feds propose multi-pronged plan to bolster decline in bees

WASHINGTON — The federal government hopes to reverse America’s declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee...


Environment

Feds project Lake Mead to fall below critical point in 2017

LAS VEGAS — Federal water managers have released a report projecting that Lake Mead’s water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would...


Environment

Study: Climate change puts Western power grid at risk

The ravages of climate change could severely hurt the ability of utilities in the 11 Western states to generate power unless they “climate proof” their...


Environment

In the dry West, US puts homes and firefighters in the path of

Tom Haney set out from Virginia’s Eastern Shore this weekend to prove once again that he belongs in an elite cadre of firefighters called smoke jumpers. He...


Environment

A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption

SEATTLE — Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and...


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