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File photo of an area affected by drought. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Drought Prompts Natural Disaster Declaration In Nevada

Federal officials have declared nine Nevada counties as primary natural disaster areas because of a drought.

01/16/2014

File photo of horses on drought-plagued land. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Navajos Round Up Horses On Drought-Stricken Land

Navajo Nation rangers have rounded up numerous horses in northwestern New Mexico under an operation conducted as part of the tribe’s response to the continuing drought.

08/19/2013

File photo of an area affected by drought. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Fracking Fuels Water Fights In Nation’s Dry Spots

The latest domestic energy boom is sweeping through some of the nation’s driest pockets, drawing millions of gallons of water to unlock oil and gas reserves from beneath the Earth’s surface.

06/16/2013

File photo of Lake Mead (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Legal Battle Rages Over Pipeline To Thirsty Vegas

Environmentalists, ranchers, tribes and religious leaders are banding together to make their latest pitch in state court in Ely to scuttle a 263-mile pipeline plan to carry billions of gallons of water to Las Vegas from rural counties along the Nevada-Utah line.

06/14/2013

File photo of a bobcat in a wildlife sanctuary. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Wildlife Center Seeing More Starving Animals Due To Drought

From a family of bobcats to songbirds and raptors, The Wildlife Center refuge in northern New Mexico says it is seeing a rise in starving and thirsty animals, the result of prolonged drought that is drying up food and water supplies.

05/29/2013

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Conference Seeks Water Solutions For Western States

Rising demand and falling supply are spurring talk in the arid West of outside-the-box ideas like piping water from the nation’s heartland and towing Arctic icebergs south to help thirsty U.S. cities like Denver, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Phoenix.

CBS Las Vegas–12/12/2012

File photo of a badger (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)

Badger Dodges Dart, Then Caged Inside Nevada Store

A badger that wandered into a retail store in northern Nevada dodged a tranquilizer dart and held authorities at bay for about an hour before the teeth-baring critter was lured into a cage with cat food.

08/09/2012

File photo of wildfire. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Experts: New Mexico Wildfire Preview Of Things To Come In Western States

A massive wildfire in the New Mexico wilderness that already is the largest in state history spread in all directions Thursday, and experts say it’s likely a preview of things to come as states across the West contend with a dangerous recipe of wind, low humidity and tinder-dry fuels.

05/31/2012

photo courtesy Las Vegas Valley Water District

Summer Watering Restrictions

(Las Vegas) – Watering your lawn between 11am and 7pm is now a no-no. Stop and think about it: would you want to run your sprinklers during the hottest part of the day when the […]

05/01/2012