December 29, 2008, 12pm PST
Las Vegas has always epitomized American excess. But with its water supply running out and its constant illumination warming the planet, it also represents the extent of our economic and ecological unsustainability.
December 18, 2008, 1pm PST
Residents of one Las Vegas community fear being evicted as an urban renewal project goes underway. According to this article, projects like this often hurt neighborhoods by destroying the social ties they once contained.
December 9, 2008, 12pm PST
Foreclosures are spreading across the country like a plague, and there's almost no place worse hit than Las Vegas.
November 7, 2008, 8am PST
Warren Buffett, Google and others are investing heavily in geothermal energy development, spurred on by state incentives for renewables and higher gas prices.
October 15, 2008, 11am PDT
To keep its gaming rights which will in turn preserve its property value, The Queen of Hearts casino must open for eight hours every two years.
October 14, 2008, 2pm PDT
Las Vegas' Union Park is a LEED-certified development that sits on a revitalized brownfield, but with no shortage of Vegas' glitz. Can smart growth be as marketable as it is environmentally good?
October 5, 2008, 11am PDT
An interview with Tom Skanke, president of a govt. public affairs company, about how he got involved in transportation issues and the unique challenges of moving people around in Las Vegas.
August 24, 2008, 9am PDT
Concentrating solar, or 'solar thermal', is an old technology getting an update as solar power spreads across the Southwest.
The Christian Science Monitor
August 12, 2008, 10am PDT
This column from Neal Peirce looks at the new megapolitan stronghold of the Intermountain West.
June 25, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A homeowner on the verge of foreclosure in Las Vegas is not going down without a fight. He is literally destroying his home from the inside out.</p>
June 12, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>A case over land rights in the West going back decades has been awarded to the estate of a deceased property rights activist, who contended that the Forest Service deprived his ranch of water.</p>
May 29, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>With some predicting that this fast growing metropolis will run out of water within the decade, the head of the region's water authority has a tough job ahead.</p>
May 27, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>This article from the <em>Las Vegas Sun</em> asks whether siting two blatantly different architectural styles right next to each other is necessarily a bad thing.</p>
May 5, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Despite planners' love-hate relationship with it, Las Vegas is a hotbed of great city-making, according to this post from <em>California Planning and Development Report</em>.</p>
California Planning & Development Report
April 23, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>With a volcano, an Egyptian pyramid and the Eiffel Tower already under its belt, Las Vegas is trying its hand at building something else from scratch: a downtown.</p>
March 31, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>This article looks at what could happen if Nevada's reservoir Lake Mead actually does dry up by 2021 as some scientists have predicted.</p>
The Alternative Consumer, via Environmental News Network
March 26, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>New census figures show that suburban growth is slowing down in the Sunbelt cities of California, Nevada and Arizona.</p>
March 19, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>An industry is sprouting in Las Vegas based on the preservation of the city's infamous mob history.</p>
February 4, 2008, 2pm PST
<p>A new greenbelt has been proposed for Reno, Nevada, as a way to encourage people to visit the city's downtown -- and area typically avoided due to its "rough-looking" character.</p>
December 30, 2007, 9am PST
<p>The first thermal plant in 16 years opened this summer in southern Nevada. And America's most expensive private development - a new hotel and casino complex on the Strip - is getting LEED certified.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor