The California Assembly passed a bill last week that will give local authorities more discretion over development at Lake Tahoe. Nevada officials have been asking for these changes for years, and finally threatened to pull out of the compact if California didn't go along.
When NV Energy released a plan to move away from coal, and use more natural gas and renewable energy, they said they were bowing to the economic and regulatory pressure. But at least one envrionmental group, the Sierra Club, has put pressure on NV Energy to close its coal plants.
Recently, members of the Moapa Band of Paiutes discovered that five years of air monitoring data from Reid Gardner Power Plant had to be thrown out by state authorities. For years, the tribe has alleged that pollution from the plant is contributing to health problems.
Last August West Career and Technical Academy opened with 750 students in grades 9 and 10. The school was the last magnet high school planned from a 1998 bond issue. And it focuses on engineering, health and environmental subjects. Six students join us to tell us about their school.
It took a sock full of chicken to lure them out, but the red fox is back! Once believed extinct, two Sierra Nevada red foxes have reared their heads in the Stanislaus National Forest. Are these rare foxes making a comeback? Or is this sighting just a flash in the pan? Where should we expect to see more? Tune in... for the tale of the woodland tails.
Can the modern child get unplugged long enough to build a tree house or ride a bike? Author and naturalist Richard Louv says it's an uphill struggle. Plus, Allison Brody of UNLV's Public Lands Institute offers tips for exploration in Southern Nevada. More
The Alexander Dawson Foundation has been running a summer camp with a difference. A group of gifted and talented students from across the valley has been studying water and the environment for the past six weeks.