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Warming global temperatures increase the risk of droughts lasting a decade or more, warn researchers. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Study: Southwest Could Face Megadrought This Century

Southern Nevada faces an 80 percent risk of a 10-year-long dry spell, warn researchers.

09/03/2014

photo: Center for Biological Diversity

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.

06/25/2014

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. (Photo: YURKO DYACHYSHYN/AFP/Getty Images)

New Mexico: 500 Barrels Of Questionable Nuclear Waste

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.

05/20/2014

Government report warns hotter weather and less rain will threaten crops and wildlife. (Getty Images)

Climate Report: Southwest Faces Even Hotter, Drier Conditions

Farmers, residents will be dealing with droughts and heatwaves which will increase risk of wildfires throughout the region.

05/06/2014

Officials say a radiation spike was detected on March 11th. (Getty Images)

Nuke Dump Fire Was Preventable, Says Report

Government report says lack of equipment and training led to an underground fire at the nuclear waste dump in New Mexico.

03/14/2014

Carslbad residents are demanding more information about a radiation leak at a nearby nuclear waste dump. (Getty Images)

New Mexico Residents Frustrated At Lack Of Nuke Dump Details

People who live near the nation’s only underground nuclear waste dump are demanding the government give them more information about a radiation leak.

03/07/2014

Crews are working to isolate the source of the leak. (Getty Images)

New Mexico Nuclear Repository Monitored For Radiation

Officials say testing shows no danger to people or the environment.

02/15/2014

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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.

02/12/2014

An estimated 100,000 trout, bass and catfish have died in the man-made lake over the past month. (Getty Images)

Thousands Of Fish Dead In Nevada Marina Mystery

100,000 fish have died over the past month in the Sparks Marina.

01/15/2014

Electric powered cars, like this Chevy Volt, are on display at the CES. (Getty Images)

Alternative Energy Powered Cars On A Roll At CES

Ford, Toyota among automakers featuring cars that can run on electricity, hydrogen.

01/10/2014

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