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Outgoing NDOW director talks about agency funding, protecting the sagebrush biome

In this week’s Indy Environment newsletter, we talked with Nevada Department of Wildlife Director Tony Wasley, who is resigning from his post, after more than 25 years at the agency.

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Pedal-powered compost pickup combats climate change with micromobility

Mike Harrison works as a “rot rider” for Down to Earth Composting in Reno. That means twice a week, he hitches a trailer to an e-bike and motors around town collecting compost. It might not be the fastest way to move large quantities of food waste around a city, but Harrison would not have it any other way.

As Lake Mead water levels drop, so do boating opportunities

Out of the lake’s six boat ramp areas, the National Park Service closed all but Hemenway Harbor this past May because of low water levels, forcing tourists renting jet skis and boats to spend significantly more time on the boat ramps than actually on the water.

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