Latest Nye County, Nevada Stories

2008-09-09 09:00:24

By Erica Werner Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators took a first step Monday toward allowing a radioactive waste dump in Nevada, agreeing to formally review the government's license application for the dump.

2008-08-28 06:00:43

By Keith Rogers By KEITH ROGERS REVIEW-JOURNAL More Nevadans said a presidential candidate's stance on disposing of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain would have no impact on their vote than said that it would have a major influence. In a poll of 400 likely Nevada voters Aug.

2008-08-25 09:00:59

By Randal C. Archibold No doubt, it is hard to be a fish in a desert. But, to the dismay and bafflement of scientists, the Devils Hole pupfish, a quick-darting iridescent blue minnow, are veering toward extinction.

2008-08-07 06:00:34

SPARKS, Nev., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Golden Phoenix Minerals, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: GPXM) , is pleased to announce that a guided tour of its Mineral Ridge gold mine, located in Esmeralda County, Nevada, has been scheduled for all interested shareholders on Saturday, September 6, 2008.

2008-07-27 03:00:23

By Brad Mitzelfelt The push to balance today's economic progress with preserving our natural resources and our desert way of life has lurched forward dramatically, if not very gracefully, this year.

2008-07-22 06:00:32

By Christopher Lawrence At this point, Nye County really should just ban recording equipment altogether.

2008-07-18 09:00:41

By Deseret News editorial The only thing rising faster than gas prices these days is the cost of hollowing out Nevada's Yucca Mountain as a storage site for spent nuclear fuel rods. Seven years ago the estimated price was $58 billion. Last year it was announced as $77 billion.

2008-07-17 06:00:28

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - The projected costs to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, ship used radioactive fuel to Nevada from around the country and operate the site for 100 years have grown to more than $90 billion, an energy department official said Tuesday.

2008-07-16 09:10:00

Turns out, it's going to cost taxpayers $32 billion more than first thought to open and operate the nation's first nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.

2008-07-15 06:00:30

To the editor: As directed by the Congress of the United States in the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, the U.S. Department of Energy has submitted an application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a license to build a deep-underground repository on federal land at Yucca Mountain, Nevada.

Latest Nye County, Nevada Reference Libraries

2007-04-13 19:46:39

The Devil's Hole pupfish, Cyprinodon diabolis, is an endangered species of fish native to Devil's Hole, a geothermal (92°F), aquifer-fed pool within a limestone cavern in the Amargosa Desert of Nevada east of Death Valley. It is the smallest desert pupfish species, averaging .75 in (19 mm) in length. Physical Description Devil's Hole pupfish are less than .98 in (2.5 cm) long and resemble other pupfish in shape. They lack pelvic fins and have large heads and long anal fins. Breeding...

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