July 31, 2008
The Mt. Charleston License Plate
Funds generated from Mt. Charleston license plate sales
CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Nevada Division of State Lands has awarded grants totaling $104,523 for six projects promoting the natural environment of the Mt. Charleston area, between Las Vegas and Pahrump.
Funds for the grants are generated from sales of the Mt. Charleston license plate, one of many specialty plates available at the Department of Motor Vehicles that include a percentage of the registration fees assigned to special efforts statewide.
The six projects promote the intent of the Mt. Charleston License Plate Program by supporting the natural environment of the Mt. Charleston area by improving wildlife habitat, the ecosystem, the forest and public access. Read the rest of this entry »
July 30, 2008
SILVER SPRINGS, Nev. — Severe drought conditions have contributed to the rapid decrease in water levels at Lahontan Reservoir. The reservoir may reach near historic low levels before the end of summer.
The Silver Springs and North Shore Marina docks have been removed from the water, and the launching ramps are closed.
Dropping reservoir levels continue to expose underwater hazards, and boating is not advised. Visitors are advised to use extreme caution when boating on Lahontan Reservoir and to do so at their own risk.
July 29, 2008
BP donated a Solar Utility Vehicle to Spring Mountain Ranch outside of Las Vegas, which is part of Nevada’s state park system. Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons was on hand to receive the vehicle and take it for a test drive.
July 29, 2008
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Governor Jim Gibbons today received the final report from his Nevada Climate Change Advisory Committee and received a briefing from committee members outlining key recommendations.
The final report is the culmination of more than a year’s worth of work by the committee, which the Governor created by executive order in April 2007. The committee was charged with making “recommendations by which greenhouse gas emissions can be further reduced in Nevada, including the use of renewable energy resources.”
The Governor applauded the work of the committee, which evaluated 63
recommendations before reaching consensus on 28 ideas and prioritizing six of those. The recommendations are grouped into six sections: electricity consumption, residential/commercial/industrial, transportation, waste management, agriculture and “other.”
“I’m delighted this group of people, representing a diverse array of interests, was able to get together and accomplish what I asked of them,” the Governor said. “I’m determined to reduce the amount greenhouse gas emissions we generate here in Nevada, and I look forward to reviewing this report and its recommendations for how to accomplish this goal.” Read the rest of this entry »