Firefighters are attempting to steer the aggressive Caldor Fire in Northern California toward the neighboring Tamarack Fire, a "fresh burn area" that could provide an important and natural stopping point for the fast-moving inferno. The Caldor Fire has already scorched more than 191,000 acres as of Tuesday and is only 16% contained. The Tamarack Fire spans nearly 70,000 acres across Alpine County in California and Douglas County in Nevada. It was 82% contained as of Tuesday.
The Colorado River supplies water and power for more than 40 million people across the West, while also fueling some 2.5 million acres of croplands.
The Western U.S. is facing drought conditions that are straining water resources, hurting agriculture and providing a fertile ground for wildfires.
Local officials in at least five U.S. states are now advising all residents to wear masks in public indoor settings — whether they are vaccinated or not.
Health care and inclusiveness are rising as factors to be ranked a top U.S. state to live and work in.
Many American states are falling apart, literally, with infrastructure in major need of upgrades. Not these 10 states, which are the most-solid in the nation.
Poor health care and a lack of innovation make business here a gamble. But the infrastructure shines.
The Silver State ranks No. 1 among places with the most new residents this year. A driving factor: Nevada's lower housing costs.
An extreme heat wave gripping the Western U.S. will intensify and spread this week, creating dangerous conditions amid the worst drought in modern history. More than 40 million people in the U.S. could experience triple-digit temperatures this week and roughly 200 million people are projected to see temperatures over 90 degrees.
Travel searches are surging, and bookings aren't far behind. But it isn't happening uniformly across continents. Here's who is booking and where they're going.
The change was made possible because the Nevada Gaming Control Board, which sets the rules for casinos, reacted quickly to update its rules.
While the geothermal industry in the U.K. is nascent, it is more developed elsewhere.
President Donald Trump is waging a legal battle to reverse Joe Biden's win in Pennsylvania and other states. Experts give him little chance of success.
Joe Biden's campaign says efforts by President Donald Trump to undercut the 2020 presidential election results are without merit.
President Trump is waging a multistate fight challenging ballots cast for Joe Biden. Trump's DOJ could help him with new probes in Nevada and Pennsylvania.
President Donald Trump is trailing Joe Biden in Nevada and Arizona and is facing a surge in ballots for the Democratic nominee in Pennsylvania and Georgia.
It is the first confirmed case of a U.S. patient becoming re-infected with Covid-19, and the fifth known case reported worldwide.
Oil and gas drilling on public lands is a key part of the Trump administration's efforts to boost domestic energy production.
Nevada recently passed a law making its November election almost entirely by mail, but Trump wants to stop it, NBC News reports
Bars in Nevada's largest counties will close this weekend. CNBC's Contessa Brewer reports on how Nevada will be rolling back its reopening plans.