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Bold action is needed to face down the consequences of climate change

Photo by John Locher

It was believed to be the first warning of its type, and it undoubtedly won’t be the last. Fire tornadoes have occurred in the past, and they’re likely to become even more frequent as human-caused global warming intensifies wildfires.


Growing Food While Growing Climate Solutions

Photo by Brian Bahouth

Most ranchers and farmers rely on middlemen to get their products to market. Ranchers work with feedlots, slaughterhouses, and meat processing plants to turn their hard work into income. When those middlemen are local, ranchers don’t have to haul their herds long distances, which reduces their cost to bring products to market. There are only two slaughterhouses in Nevada, plus a proposed facility in Carson Valley.


Betting Against the House

Photo by Bob Tregilus

A truly global disease pandemic was more likely than not to occur at some point in the 21st century. Regional epidemics occur with enough regularity. In the last two decades, the 2002-2004 SARS virus epidemic, the 2008-2009 H5N1 bird flu, and the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak are proof that epidemics are normal. What makes these epidemics so different from the current pandemic? Apart from many biological differences, the U.S. responded to earlier epidemics in a focused and coordinated fashion from the earliest moment. These American initiatives were not merely acts of charity or goodwill, but were also a form of self-defense. Following a halfhearted response, any of the earlier epidemics might have become a critical pandemic at the scale of COVID-19.


Nevada Still Sees Bright Future for Clean Energy

By Lisa Ellwood

Nevada officials expect the state to rebound from the coronavirus crisis and meet its new standard to source half its electricity from renewables by 2030. (KUNR)


For Many Nevada Latino Voters, Action on Climate Change is Key

By Marianne Lavelle Photo by Alexander Tamargo

The state’s caucuses may be a bellwether for the 2020 election, the first time Hispanics will be the largest minority group going to the polls.


Trump administration set to approve NV Energy’s 1.5 GWh storage, 690 MW solar project

By Catherine Morehouse

The Trump administration intends to approve siting for the largest solar farm in the United States, a 690 MW facility that will also include 380 MW of 4 hour battery storage.


Health Officials (Mostly) Not Waiting to Act on Climate

By Juanita Constible

A new report released by EcoAdapt with the support of NRDC finds that public health departments in 16 U.S. states are building their capacity to deal with the myriad health harms of climate disruption—even if they don’t have a legal mandate or formal plan to do so.


Nevada passes bill for 50% renewables by 2030, 100% carbon free by 2050

By Catherine Morehouse

Nevada on Friday passed a bill that would require the state to generate 50% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2030 and aim for 100% carbon-free resources by 2050.


Clean energy employs five times more Nevadans than fossil fuels

By Michelle Froese

As the Nevada Legislature considers legislation to advance clean energy, including a bill for the state to get half of its energy from renewable sources, a new report shows the importance of clean energy to creating jobs and driving economic growth across the state.