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The U.S. Supreme Court rules against rogue 2016 Electoral College voters; SBA pandemic aid goes to companies that don't pledge to save or create jobs.

2020Talks - July 7, 2020 


Biden's climate change task force is making some progress; a federal judge orders the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down; and today sees elections in NJ and DE.

Public News Service - NV: Environment

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day arrives amid stay-at-home orders, which could make it the perfect time for a backyard compost bin project. (Antranias/Pixabay)

RENO, Nev. -- Today marks the first time Earth Day has been celebrated virtually, and with many people still on "stay-at-home" orders, some environmental groups see a silver lining. Until the coronavirus pandemic upended normal life, Americans spent 40% to 50% of their food costs on eating out. Jo

Pronghorn are the fastest land mammal in North America, with herds capable of traveling up to 60 miles per hour. (fws.org/TomKoerner)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Wildlife in Nevada follow distinct pathways during seasonal migration, and a new survey shows state voters are eager to provide them with safe passage when they move from one place to another. In a poll released by The Pew Charitable Trusts, 93% of registered voters in Nevada bel

The Bureau of Land Management wants to change regulations that govern livestock grazing in 11 states. (blm.gov)

LAS VEGAS Nev. - Conservation groups want the Bureau of Land Management to provide more time for the public to comment on proposed revisions to cattle grazing regulations on 155 million acres of public land. Wilderness Watch is one of 37 conservation groups that submitted a letter to the BLM reques

Nearly 40% of respondents to a Nevada poll said Democratic candidates for president aren't talking about climate change enough in their campaigns. (clarkcounty.gov)

RENO, Nev. -- Las Vegas and Reno are two of the fastest-warming cities in the United States, which means many voters in Nevada's caucuses this week want to know what presidential candidates plan to do about the climate crisis. Six Democratic presidential contenders will debate at the Paris Theater

At a Denver hearing last week, WildEarth Guardians submitted a petition signed by 15,000 Americans who oppose federal changes to the National Environmental Policy Act. (sierraclub.org)<br />

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Despite potential negative consequences for Western states, only one more public hearing is scheduled on proposed changes to the National Environmental Policy Act or NEPA. Federal officials got an earful in Denver on Tuesday over the controversial changes. The law requires a majo

A new study says higher temperatures across the nation due to climate change could be a threat multiplier when it comes to increased violent crime. (Free-photos/Pixabay)

LAS VEGAS -- Winters are getting warmer, and according to a new study the temperature boost could increase interactions among people, leading to more violent encounters. Depending on how quickly temperatures rise due to climate change, a University of Colorado study shows the United States could s

A new Nevada group aims to fight climate change by working to limit sprawl around the Las Vegas area. (Ron Reiring/Flickr)

LAS VEGAS -- More than a half-dozen progressive groups announced Tuesday that they're banding together to form a new group, to be known as the Nevada Climate Justice Coalition. The new organization will work to educate people on the effects of climate change, especially on low-income communities of

Research shows climate change and urban expansion are contributing to large average temperature increases in Las Vegas and Reno. (Ron Reiring/Flickr)

LAS VEGAS — Reno and Las Vegas are the fastest-warming cities in the nation, according to a new report. Researchers at Climate Central found Reno is an average of 6.2 degrees warmer in this decade than it was in the 1970s, and Las Vegas is 4.6 degrees warmer. University of Nevada Las Vegas p

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