The money will go toward the planting of about 3,000 trees in neighborhoods surrounding UNLV and in east Las Vegas, the Historic Westside and some parts of North Las Vegas.
Colton Lochhead covers the topic of Lake Mead and water in Southern Nevada. He previously reported on politics and casinos and gaming for the Review-Journal, where he started as an intern covering crime and breaking news in 2012. Raised in Las Vegas, the life-long desert rat graduated from Bonanza High School before earning his journalism degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
An environmental group claims the federal government failed to protect a critical desert tortoise habitat in Southern Nevada.
The three men used a drone to harass a mule deer buck off of private property before illegally killing the animal, state wildlife officials announced.
An ancient volcanic lakebed on the Nevada-Oregon border could hold the largest known deposit of lithium in the world, according to a recent study.
The Regional Flood Control District has tried for years to get people to avoid going out into floodwaters, but its general manager said some people refuse to listen.
The amount and intensity of water that fell across the Las Vegas Valley over the weekend could rank up there with some of the biggest floods in the area’s history.
The annual fall drawdown of the Colorado River reservoir is part of an ongoing federal effort to restore populations of two endangered species.
States, cities, farmers, tribes and environmental groups shared comments as part of the process for rewriting the rules that govern how the Colorado River will be managed.
Drinking recycled sewage water is gaining steam across the West as cities grapple with the effects of more than two decades of drought that has dwindled water supplies from the Colorado River.
Two environmental groups are trying to stop the Bureau of Land Management from cutting down more than 380,000 acres of pinyon-juniper forests in eastern Nevada.
The tropical storm brought nearly a monsoon season’s worth of precipitation in just a few days. But that heavy rainfall likely had little effect on Lake Mead’s water levels.
Storms dropped enough water in Southern Nevada that homeowners should be able to keep their sprinkler systems off until next weekend, officials said.
A rare tiny butterfly found only in a remote stretch of Northern Nevada is inching closer to federal protections under the Endangered Species Act.