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Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal / Sun

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2011-09-27 23:01:09 -0700 | technology-news

State wildlife officials said Tuesday new tests at two popular reservoirs in Northern Nevada have heightened their concerns about the potential for an outbreak of invasive quagga mussels. Multiple sampling techniques have confirmed microscopic juvenile quaggas are present in Lahontan...
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Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal / Sun

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2011-08-21 23:31:02 -0700 | political-news

A conservation group is asking a federal judge to throw out the California city of South Lake Tahoe's new planning regulations, saying the update allows for too much development at the expense of the lake's clarity and scenic beauty. The...
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Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal / Sun

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2011-08-10 14:58:01 -0700 | political-news

Ormat Nevada Inc., has been offered a federal loan guarantee of up to $350 million to expand its geothermal power output in the state, the company and Nevada officials announced today. The Department of Energy offered a conditional commitment to...
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Source: Sacramento Bee

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2011-05-24 11:58:00 -0700 | technology-news

According to a university press release, the study found that 58 percent of the 26 locations historically studied on the lake showed a decline of species or no native species at all. Coldwater sport fish such as Mackinaw, rainbow, brown...
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Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal / Sun

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2011-04-21 14:29:28 -0700 | political-news

Reno's Regional Transportation Commission is seeking construction bids on a $2.6 million transit bus station project. The Gazette-Journal of Reno reported the commission plans to add six bus stations along south Virginia Street over the summer. Transit Director David Jickling...
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Source: KSBY

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2011-03-01 02:05:14 -0800 | business-news

NV Energy officials say they have restored power to the vast majority of customers at Lake Tahoe. Company spokesman Karl Walquist says as of Thursday morning, power had been restored to all but about 200 customers on Tahoe's south shore...
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Source: United Press International

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2010-09-19 12:00:54 -0700 | business-news

A total of 334 starving and dehydrated wild horses were captured in Nevada this weekend after a judge allowed the roundup to go on, federal officials said. A Bureau of Land Management contractor herded 142 horses, including 57 mares, 23...
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Source: USA Today

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2014-06-01 04:51:14 -0700 | green-news

Texas The first time the earth shook their home, David and Meredith Hull thought it was a propane tank exploding outside, an odd but rare phenomenon...And again and again more than 30 earthquakes since early November. One tremor tossed David...
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Source: KGO News

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2014-07-12 00:13:12 -0700 | green-news

Long accustomed to dealing with bad news "garbage" bears that become hooked on improperly stored trash at homes and businesses around Lake Tahoe, Nevada wildlife officials say they're increasingly responding to a new kind of troublemaker they've started calling "drought"...
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Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal / Sun

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2014-06-06 20:23:51 -0700 | green-news

Scientists are hailing the return of a threatened fish to its home spawning grounds in Nevada for the first time in 76 years, calling it a milestone in efforts to re-establish a self-sustaining population of the species at a desert...
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Source: Star Tribune

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2014-06-20 08:17:18 -0700 | green-news

The Obama administration is launching an effort to accelerate protection of sage grouse along the California-Nevada line with $31 million in spending through 2024 to help ranchers and others improve habitat in what one top official says may be the...
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Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2014-06-28 09:59:20 -0700 | green-news

Nev. (AP) Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of extinction in North America. They say the icon of the American West deserves protection under the Endangered Species Act...
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Source: Sacramento Bee

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2014-07-11 08:27:42 -0700 | green-news

Nevada wildlife officials say a black bear with a rap sheet had to be killed after it turned up at Lake Tahoe again this week posing a safety threat to beachgoers. Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says the...
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Source: Sacramento Bee

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2014-07-20 20:06:25 -0700 | green-news

More than 170 scientists from around the world gathered in Reno for what organizers billed as a first-of-its-kind conference to discuss global monitoring systems for mountain environments. The four-day gathering, which ended this weekend after being hosted by the University...
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Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal / Sun

Reno :: NV :: USA | updated 2014-07-04 16:24:56 -0700 | green-news

For better or worse, Mother Nature helped Nevada wildlife officials kick off a monthlong bear awareness campaign this week to combat danger on the roadways around Lake Tahoe and, more importantly, conflicts in neighborhoods with bad trash habits up and...
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