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Mountain Near Vegas Gains Blue Butterfly Protection

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A scarce and endangered butterfly found only on Mount Charleston near Las Vegas is getting a kind of habitat insurance policy, under an agreement between the federal government and a conservation group. The […]

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Fracking in an oil field on the Monterey Shale formation  near McKittrick, California.    Photo by David McNew / Getty Images  March 23, 2014

Protesting Fracking In Nevada

Environmental group upset about BLM oil, gas lease auction


Wildlife officials will test the animal's feces to determine if it is a gray wolf that wandered from the Northern Rockies or a wolf-dog hybrid. (Photo by INGO WAGNER/AFP/Getty Images)

Wolf-Like Animal Seen Roaming In Northern Arizona

An animal resembling a gray wolf has been seen in the Kaibab National Forest. Biologists speculated it could be a wolf that came down from the Northern Rockies or a wolf-dog hybrid.


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Petition Would Take Gold Butte From BLM

An environmental group has started a petition drive to make Nevada’s pristine, 350,000 acre Gold Butte area a National Monument, putting it under Parks Service control and removing it from the Bureau of Land Management.


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Group Sues To Stop Water Pipeline

The suit aims to halt the Water Authority’s ambitious plan to pump billions of gallons of groundwater to Las Vegas.


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Blue Butterfly Gets U.S. Protection

Fire suppression along Mt. Charleston has added to the threat