September 15, 2006, 6am PDT
With the media captivated by the landmark "Global Warming Solutions Act", a sister-bill has gone mostly unnoticed, yet will have an almost immediate impact in changing California's energy portfolio by targeting the 20% of imported, coal-based energy.
August 22, 2006, 6am PDT
A 67-square mile piece of empty desert in Nevada will soon explode into one of the state's biggest cities, housing more than 200,000. Senator Harry Reid pulled various strings over the last four years to obtain approval for the development.
August 7, 2006, 6am PDT
Libertarians are pushing ballot initiatives in six Western states to vastly reduce the government's power to regulate land uses. The initiatives seek to limit regulatory takings of land by requiring the government to compensate owners for any losses.
July 29, 2006, 7am PDT
The Department of Energy has announced a timeline for the nuclear-waste site, as opposition intensifies in Nevada.
The Christian Science Monitor
June 6, 2006, 8am PDT
Former President Clinton, addressing the shopping center industry's convention in Las Vegas, urged the adoption of LEED certification for new centers, explaining how it would benefit the security of the country and the economy.
March 24, 2006, 10am PST
Anticipating major transportation improvements to serve explosive population growth, the City of North Las Vegas is considering adoption of a transit-supportive land use plan featuring a Regional Fixed Guideway (RFG) system.
February 28, 2006, 5am PST
Planners in one of the fastest growing cities in the country are proposing a transit-supportive land use plan that will link public investment in transit with private investment in land development.
February 6, 2006, 11am PST
Jim Rhodes may soon be the Nevada's largest home builder. His developments are popular, but opponents and some previous homebuyers are wary.
January 25, 2006, 8am PST
Nevada Power is trying to raise the Southern Nevada temperature limit for air conditioning cut-off due to unpaid energy bills from 105 to 110 degrees, angering many.
January 3, 2006, 12pm PST
Closing a massive coal-fired power planet will result in cleaner air, more expensive energy, and a massive job and royalty income loss for the Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nations.
December 19, 2005, 6am PST
Physical constraints force Reno planners to consider smart growth.
December 18, 2005, 11am PST
Feeling ignored by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, the region's adult industry forms its own
November 4, 2005, 7am PST
In Sparks, Nevada, development handbooks are taking the place of traditional zoning.
October 27, 2005, 7am PDT
Construction begins on Las Vegas' new $1.8 billion Cosmopolitan Resort & Casino, a mixed-use high rise towering over 600 feet on the strip.
October 23, 2005, 11am PDT
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, citing a study by Randal O'Toole, calls the proposed multi-billion-dollar light rail line from Henderson to North Las Vegas a 'white elephant'.
October 10, 2005, 5am PDT
The informal Las Vegas 'urban growth boundary' just keeps getting pushed further back.
October 4, 2005, 10am PDT
A group is trying to save one of the last examples of Googie architecture in Las Vegas.
September 24, 2005, 7am PDT
MGM's $5 billion CityCenter proposes a cool urban downtown for the overheated Las Vegas Strip. [Includes photos.]
August 20, 2005, 1pm PDT
The proposed $70 million facility in Henderson is under fire from nearby residents.
August 11, 2005, 11am PDT
The EPA creates a million-year health standard for Yucca Mountain dump.