The people dealing with the fallout of the nuclear testing in Nevada got a reminder — they only had a year left to apply for compensation for health ailments they believe could be linked to the bombs.
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Sen. Ira Hansen (R-Sparks) and Oregon-based animal rights activist Scott Beckstead took their debate over wild horses and their impacts on the Silver State off the internet and onto a debate stage Thursday in Elko County.
The decision to cut down the trees has been criticized on X, formerly known as Twitter, and a petition circulating online is calling on MGM Resorts to pledge to plant new trees elsewhere in the Las Vegas Valley.
As visitation to Nevada’s parks swells, more than a quarter of Nevada State Parks’ jobs are sitting vacant, pushing remaining staffers to fill in as needed and forcing at least one popular park to implement partial closures.
People from as far away as France traveled to Fallon — a town of a little more than 9,300 people east of Reno — this past weekend to attend the Fallon Cantaloupe Festival and celebrate the Heart of Gold Cantaloupe, a particular breed of melon said to have its beginnings in Churchill County.
As Tahoe’s popularity grows, so does the stress on the basin’s environment. Traditional methods for rounding up litter in the water and on the lakeshores are no longer sufficient. Now, robots are helping.
A new poll from a conservation advocacy group found that 77 percent of Nevadans polled would support the designation of a new national monument at Bahsahwahbee, or Swamp Cedars, among other conservation findings in the state.
According to a United States Bureau of Reclamation report released Tuesday, Nevada will see only a 7 percent reduction in its water allocation in 2024 — compared to the 8 percent, about 25,000 acre-feet, it saw this year — due to ongoing drought conditions.
No other state has undertaken similar efforts offsetting development for conservation in the way that Nevada has. Nevada’s lands bills hold a unique place among federal conservation strategies and have garnered bipartisan support, bypassing traditional political wisdom of Republicans supporting privatization while Democrats favor environmental protections.
In Nevada, SNPLMA has invested billions of dollars in the state and powered growth throughout the region, while critics have charged that it has enabled suburbanization and sprawl, straining already-precarious water resources.
Wildfires have burned more than 8.8 million acres over the past 20 years in Nevada. A series of public-private partnerships and projects funded by federal and state appropriations could prevent more from sparking around Northern Nevada.