Scientists warn there is an 85 percent chance a drought lasting 35 years or more will plague the Southwest before the end of this century.
Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.
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.
Southern Nevada faces an 80 percent risk of a 10-year-long dry spell, warn researchers.
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.
More than 500 barrels of waste from Los Alamos National Laboratory were packed with the kitty litter linked to a radiation release at the government’s underground nuclear waste dump.
Farmers, residents will be dealing with droughts and heatwaves which will increase risk of wildfires throughout the region.
Government report says lack of equipment and training led to an underground fire at the nuclear waste dump in New Mexico.
People who live near the nation’s only underground nuclear waste dump are demanding the government give them more information about a radiation leak.
Officials say testing shows no danger to people or the environment.