California experienced its hottest summer on record this year as the climate crisis caused deadly heatwaves and intense wildfires in the state and across the American west.
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Wildlife advocates called on the Nevada Department of Wildlife today to shut down the state’s bear hunt in units affected by or adjacent to the recent catastrophic wildfires that have wreaked havoc on Sierra Nevada communities.
Warmer average temperatures are reducing the snow level whose melt is relied upon to fill storage reservoirs like Lake Mead, leading to the Bureau of Reclamation announcing unprecedented cuts in water deliveries to Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico in 2022. Cordie Qualle, former interim director of the California Water Institute and a lecturer in engineering at Fresno State, discusses the policy implications.
Climate and public health advocates discuss frequent, severe weather events affecting Nevada communities
Climate change is making extreme weather events like heatwaves, droughts, and wildfires in Nevada more dangerous.
Wildfires continuing to spread across California have pushed smoke across to neighboring states, with several Nevada counties reporting their worst air quality index (AQI) levels on record this week.
The state of Nevada and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently took independent though complementary steps to protect the state’s migrating wildlife and sagebrush ecosystem—actions that represent a major leap forward for wildlife habitat conservation in Western states.
Washington can look to Nevada for proof that investing in a clean energy standard is a no-brainer | Sisolak
When I came into office in 2019, I promised to combat climate change, invest in renewable energy and make Nevada the vibrant home of a clean energy economy.
Several organizations in Nevada led by women of color have banded together to shed light on the ways the state’s low income and diverse communities are disproportionately impacted by climate change and pollution.
The 850 megawatt, 9,200-acre solar farm, which would have been constructed in southern Nevada’s Moapa Valley, was to sit on 14 square miles on the Mormon Mesa, a flat-topped hill around 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas.
Reservoir levels are dropping throughout the West, as the drought tightens its grip on the region and intense summer heat further stresses both water supply and the surrounding landscape. Many reservoirs are at or approaching historic low levels due to lackluster rainy seasons combined with increasing temperatures due to climate change.