Nevada mining town embraces environmental group’s ranch plan

Enviroment 03/02/19, 21:27

Environmentalists are taking over a faded Nevada mining town, but many locals don't seem to mind.The Nature Conservancy has become the largest private landowner in the Nye County community of Beatty, where the national organization and its neighbors are working to create a preserve for sensitive desert wildlife and a ...

Groups: Nevada’s old mine sites could help meet energy goal

Business 11/18/18, 13:59

A think tank and an advocacy group say Nevada could adapt old mines and former industrial sites to meet an aggressive clean energy benchmark that voters have endorsed with a statewide initiative.The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the Rocky Mountain Institute identified more than 2.8 million acres of already disturbed ...

New effort will analyze genes of endangered Northwest orcas

Science 10/04/18, 16:13

A new scientific effort will sequence the genes of critically endangered orcas of the Pacific Northwest to potentially find ways to save them.The collaboration announced Thursday involves scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Northwest Fisheries Science Center, the nonprofit Nature Conservancy and BGI, a global genomics company.The project ...

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