January 25, 2007, 9am PST
<p>An 18 million square-foot hotel and commercial resort in Las Vegas is set to become the largest LEED-certified project in the U.S. when it opens in 2009. Other builders are expected to follow the green path in Nevada, where tax breaks are generous.</p>
January 9, 2007, 8am PST
<p>A local architect and developer is making plans to provide affordable homes using recycled steel shipping containers.</p>
December 29, 2006, 8am PST
<p>A 60s-era motel lobby is getting the star treatment from local preservationists eager to save a piece of the city's former glory.</p>
November 30, 2006, 2pm PST
<p>EPA is expected to issue a regulation for Yucca Mountain, Nevada -- the proposed site for a massive nuclear waste repository -- that will extend one million years into the future. A universal warning sign that will last 10,000 years is selected.</p>
November 17, 2006, 2pm PST
<p>Kentucky Fried Chicken became the world's first logo visible from outer space by unveiling a record-breaking 87,500 square feet, updated Colonel Sanders logo in the Area 51 desert. Will cities need to begin regulating space advertising?</p>
November 15, 2006, 9am PST
<p>With development encroaching on mountains, Indian lands, and protected species' habitats, projections are that the city will run out of room to grow.</p>
November 1, 2006, 7am PST
<p>Officials in Nevada have made plans to pump water in from a remote and untouched location near the state's border with Utah. Ranchers and environmentalists in Utah are not too happy about it.</p>
October 2, 2006, 10am PDT
<p>As more wealthy Bay Area residents purchase second homes to vacation in the Tahoe basin, long-time residents and workers find themselves priced-out, moving to less expensive, rural Nevada and commuting long distances, or out of the area entirely.</p>
The San Francisco Chronicle
September 15, 2006, 6am PDT
A series of articles and reports addressing growth in the Western United States, including Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Idaho and other states.
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.