After five deaths, several states have stopped installing FHWA-approved guardrails which have been said "to turn into spears" when hit by vehicles. An Oct. 20 jury verdict awarded $175 million to a whistleblower to be paid by the rail manufacturer.
8 hours ago   The New York Times
<p>Low water supplies are forcing changes to the growth patterns of booming Las Vegas, Nevada.</p>
Aug 22, 2007   Reuters via Environmental News Network
<p>With Lake Mead already down to two-thirds capacity, water officials in fast-growing Southern Nevada have spent over $80 million to 'encourage' residents to rip up sod and "xeriscape" their yards.</p>
Jul 20, 2007   The New York Times
<p>A highly favorable tax incentive for green building in Las Vegas could cost the city up to $50 million per year -- an unintentionally high price tag for a program few were expected to take advantage of.</p>
Jul 13, 2007   NPR
<p>This report from <em>NPR</em> looks at the city of Las Vegas, the high value of water in the desert, and the water chief who is trying to control the growing city's consumption.</p>
Jun 14, 2007   NPR
<p>An 11-year drought in the Southwest U.S. has a growing small town in Nevada looking to pump water from nearby Beaver Dam, Arizona. Many in the Arizona town are upset over the proposed water-snatch, which they say limits their own ability to develop.</p>
Apr 7, 2007   NPR
<p>Mike Sabel takes an in-depth look at the future of Las Vegas, its enormous growth, and what happens when the water runs out.</p>
Apr 2, 2007   The Next American City
<p>The Economist reports on how San Jose, CA and Las Vegas, NV, have tried -- and failed -- to revive their downtowns.</p>
Mar 17, 2007   The Economist
<p>Las Vegas, the driest metro region in the U.S., needs water as it grows rapidly. Where is it going to come from?</p>
Mar 12, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>The almost three-year-old, four-mile, privately built and run, driverless Las Vegas<br /> Monorail has seen its ridership plummet by more than 30% since increasing its adult fare by 67%, so it will report ridership numbers quarterly rather than monthly.</p>
Mar 5, 2007   Las Vegas Review-Journal
<p>Residents are upset that plans for a waterfront casino in Sparks, Nevada, were not revealed to the public early enough in the planning project. Many fear that by the time a public hearing is held, the citizen voice will have no power to make changes.</p>
Feb 24, 2007   Reno Gazette-Journal