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PHOTO: Devils Hole is home to a rare fish that researchers say faces a serious threat of extinction because of warming waters caused by climate change. Photo credit: Desert Reach Institute.

LAS VEGAS - Climate change is being blamed for the sharp decline in the population of the nearly-extinct Devils Hole pupfish, which exists only in one small area of southern Nevada east of Death Valley National Park. Hydrologist Mark Hausner at the Desert Research Institute has done extensive studi...Read More

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PHOTO: Skies over Great Basin and other national parks around the nation should remain clear of aerial drones, now that the U.S. National Park Service has banned their use. Photo credit: NASA.

GREAT BASIN NATIONAL PARK, Nev. – The U.S. National Park Service's ban on aerial drones being used inside national parks, primarily to capture photos and video, is now in full effect in Nevada and nationwide. The Park Service initiated the drone ban in late June, but gave park superintendent...Read More

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PHOTO: Consumer groups in Nevada and other Western states are urging lawmakers to be transparent about the incentives they're offering Tesla, in the fierce competition to attract the electric-car manufacturer's proposed gigafactory. Photo credit: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - As Nevada and other Western states compete to house the multi-billion-dollar Tesla Gigafactory, consumer watchdog are urging transparency in a very competitive process. The Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) is one of several groups that have signed a public letter...Read More

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PHOTO: Nevada libraries are promoting the availability of free resources to help people research their family histories. Photo credit: Town of Rehoboth, Mass.

HENDERSON, Nev. - Nevadans wanting to learn more about their family history may find the best available resources at their local library. Anne Marie Hamilton-Brehm is a digital librarian with the Henderson District Public Libraries. She says reference librarians can provide the latest resources and...Read More

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GRAPHIC: A new report from the National Wildlife Federation outlines how climate change is connected to a proliferation of menacing outdoor pests, from poison ivy to ticks. Graphic credit: Nebraska Game and Parks.

CARSON CITY, Nev. – Climate change is connected to all kinds of creepy-crawly critters, according to a new National Wildlife Federation report that details how climate change is affecting the outdoor experience in Nevada and across the U.S. NWF senior scientist Doug Inkley emphasizes that hun...Read More

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PHOTO: Free legal guidance is available at the 5th Annual Community Law Day this Saturday at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Photo credit: U.S. Justice Department.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who cannot afford an attorney can receive free legal guidance in areas of family law, bankruptcy and other matters at the University of Nevada Las Vegas this Saturday. Gabrielle Jones is an attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, which is sponsoring the 5th...Read More

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PHOTO: More than 500,000 acres of public land in several western states could receive federal protection as prime habitat for the yellow-billed cuckoo, a bird being considered for endangered species protection. Photo credit: Lower Colorado River Multi-Species Conservation Program.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - The federal government is moving to protect hundreds of thousands of acres of land in Nevada and several other western states where the yellow-billed cuckoos spend time. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate more than 500,000 acres as critical habitat for ...Read More

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PHOTO: Thirty percent of those who seek assistance from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada have a military connection, according to a new study. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

RENO, Nev. - A new report out this week shows about a third of the clients at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada are either veterans or currently serving in the U.S. military. Jocelyn Lantrip, director of marketing at the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, partnered with the nonprofit organization Feeding...Read More

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