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Nation's fastest-warming city could decide Senate control

Temperatures are rising faster in Reno than anywhere else in the U.S. The country's closest Senate race is playing out against a backdrop of severe climate change.

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Endangered status sought for snail near Nevada lithium mine

Conservationists are seeking Endangered Species Act protection for a tiny snail half the size of a pea that is known to exist only in high-desert springs near a huge lithium mine planned in Nevada along the Oregon state line.

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Protection sought for rare butterflies at Nevada site

Conservationists who are already suing to block a geothermal power plant where an endangered toad lives in western Nevada are now seeking U.S. protection for a rare butterfly at another geothermal project the developer plans near the Oregon line.

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Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park is California's largest of the season

Oak Fire near Yosemite National Park is California's largest of the season

Fire crews were able to make some headway on California's Oak Fire, which has more than quadrupled in size since it sparked on Friday — fueled by hot and dry conditions.
Tiny toad could upend Nevada geothermal power plant project

Tiny toad could upend Nevada geothermal power plant project

The only place in the world where the species is found is on 760 acres of wetlands about 100 miles east of Reno, Nev., near a renewable energy project.
Can California tourism survive climate change?

Can California tourism survive climate change?

The most popular state for tourism in the U.S. endured record wildfires, drought and flooding just this year. “The rate of change has been so dramatic,” says one local scientist. “If I was the California tourism industry, I’d be really worried.”
Biggest US solar project approved in Nevada despite critics

Biggest US solar project approved in Nevada despite critics

The Trump administration announced final approval Monday of the largest solar energy project in the U.S. and one of the biggest in the world despite objections from conservationists.

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