Record snowmelt, raging rivers across America’s West claim 21 lives

Record snowmelt, raging rivers across America’s West claim 21 lives

Raging rivers caused by record snowmelt claimed lives of at least 21 people across the America's West so far this season, forcing officials to close sections of rivers popular with swimmers, rafters and fishing enthusiasts. In Utah and Wyoming, some rivers…

From drought to deluge, preparing for weeks of Katrina-style flooding

From drought to deluge, preparing for weeks of Katrina-style flooding

California has spectacularly emerged from one of its driest periods on record and ended its five-year drought by enduring one of its wettest periods on record. Its reservoirs, lakes, and mountainsides are now brimming with water and snow, though scientists caution…

Powerful windstorm rips through Las Vegas, widespread damage reported

Powerful windstorm rips through Las Vegas, widespread damage reported

More than 44 000 customers were left without power as powerful windstorm ripped through Las Vegas, Nevada late Thursday, March 30, 2017. The storm produced severe dust storm and reduced visibility to zero, toppled numerous trees and power poles and caused major air…

Record-breaking March heat across Nevada

Record-breaking March heat across Nevada

Las Vegas Valley, a major metropolitan area located in the southern part of the US state of Nevada, registered two consecutive days of record highs over the weekend and the first 90-degree °F (32.2 °C) day of the year as record-breaking March heat continues…

Devastating floods hit western US, new storm approaching

Devastating floods hit western US, new storm approaching

More than a dozen people were rescued Friday, February 10, 2017, from flood waters in northern Nevada as authorities brace for what they say could be some of the worst floodings in more than 30 years by the end of the weekend. At the same time, unusually warm…

Earthquake swarm in northwest Nevada intensifies, USA

Earthquake swarm in northwest Nevada intensifies, USA

An intense swarm of earthquakes is shaking sparsely populated region of northwest Nevada, USA since July 12, 2014. Authorities report the swarm has become much more active in the past few days. During the past three months the Nevada Seismological Laboratory (NSL), in c

Low oxygen levels likely cause of mass fish die-off in Nevada, USA

Low oxygen levels likely cause of mass fish die-off in Nevada, USA

Wildlife officials are trying to figure out the cause for mass die-off of fish in manmade lake Sparks Marina along U.S. Interstate 80 east of Reno. Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy said that over the past month, an estimated 100 000 trout,