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‘Millions of birds will die’: Last-minute Trump rule aids industry

In July 2011, a pipeline owned by ExxonMobil burst near Laurel, Montana, dumping 42,000 gallons of crude oil into the nearby Yellowstone River.As federal...
pretty but ugly

Bipartisan members of Congress launch wildfire caucus

Congressional Republicans and Democrats from the West are banding together with a common interest in mitigating and responding to the increasing intensity and frequency...
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In the Mojave Desert, the preservation of life

The Mojave Desert is nothing short of magical. Its history is encapsulated in the very grains of the limestone rocks. It is culturally significant...

Biden makes it official, picks Haaland for Interior

President-elect Joe Biden will nominate U.S. Rep. Debra A. Haaland to lead the Interior Department, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm to head the Energy...

Haaland would be nation’s first Native American Cabinet secretary

President-elect Joe Biden is considering U.S. Rep. Debra A. Haaland to lead the Interior Department, a choice that would put the nation’s first Native...
used to be a meter reader btw

Nevada, Colorado make progress on energy efficiency

The southwestern United States continues to lag behind other regions in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change, but Nevada and...

Report blames squirrels for buckwheat destruction; group remains skeptical

After the widespread damage to thousands of rare desert wildflowers was discovered in September prompted allegations of vandalism, a report contracted by the Bureau of...
probly radioactive

Congress rejects expansion of Nevada Test and Training Range into wildlife refuge

A bipartisan deal reached by Congress on an annual defense policy bill keeps protections for Nevada’s Desert National Wildlife Refuge, blocking for at least...

Moapa Valley residents fear solar plant will disrupt access and kill tourism

In Nevada, land and sunshine are plentiful, making it prime territory for solar developers who are quickly launching large projects in the state. But...

Two Nevada towns among those betting on ‘new nuclear’

It’s a national nuclear energy saga set in city council meetings across the West, the Idaho National Laboratory and, among other places, in two...

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