U.S. Department of Agriculture
Projects designed to cut down on fertilizer runoff, expand bird nesting areas and restore native grasslands are among those selected for funding under a new initiative that encourages conservation partnerships between government and private organizations.
Silver State in danger of losing funding over slow reporting
Federal authorities ordered a Las Vegas food distributor to recall almost 15,000 pounds of misbranded raw pork nugget product shipped since January to southern Nevada hotels, restaurants and other eateries.
Federal officials have declared nine Nevada counties as primary natural disaster areas because of a drought.
Some of the animals from a shuttered Las Vegas zoo are finding homes in a sunny spot not far from home.
The University of Nevada, Reno has paid a $7,446 federal fine over the deaths of three sheep at one of its farms in September 2011.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture spokesman says investigators will look at whether cages were unlocked at a home where two chimpanzees escaped and rumbled through a northwest Las Vegas neighborhood before one was shot dead and the other tranquilized.