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States across American west see hottest summer on record as climate crisis rages

By Danny Anguiano Photo: Alisha Jucevic , Reuters

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.


Nevada Urged to Shut Down Upcoming Bear Hunt as Wildfires Rage

Photo: Steve Maslowski , USFWS

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.


Why Water Cuts Are Coming to Arizona, Nevada, and Mexico (Correct)

By Cordie Qualle Photo: Justin Sullivan , Getty Images

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.


Wildfire smoke leads to worst air quality on record in Nevada counties

By Celine Castronuovo

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.


New Policies Promise a Two-Pronged Win for Wildlife in Nevada

By Matt Skroch and Nic Callero Photo: Kurt Kuznicki

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

By Steve 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.


Nevada Groups Focus on Climate Impact on Diverse Communities

By Associated Press

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 US’s largest solar farm is canceled because Nevada locals don’t want to look at it

By Michelle Lewis

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.


Reservoirs are drying up as consequences of the Western drought worsen

By Diana Leonard and Others Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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.