The Environment collection will explore data sets surrounding the environment of Las Vegas, Nevada, and the larger Mountain West region, including issues of land usage, geography, water rights, climate, and sustainability.
Publication Date: February 2022
Author: Olivia K. Cheche, Kristian Thymianos, William E. Brown, Jr., Caitlin J. Saladino
Abstract: This fact sheet presents rankings of the dirtiest cities in the Mountain West, as originally reported by LawnStarter in “2021’s Dirtiest Cities in the U.S.” The original report examines various measures for 200 major U.S. cities. Twenty-five Mountain West…
Publication Date: August 2021
Author: Kristian Thymianos, Saha Salahi, William E. Brown, Jr.
Abstract: The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) both provide national databases that contain comprehensive lists of active solar projects in the United States. This fact sheet provides a list of operating solar projects in the State of…
Clean Energy Scorecard for Mountain West Cities, 2020
Publication Date: February 2021
Author: Eshaan Vakil, Olivia K. Cheche, Caitlin J. Saladino, William E. Brown, Jr.
Abstract: As climate change continues to affect the Mountain West, many cities are taking measures to reduce carbon emissions and dependence on fossil fuels. This fact sheet reports the rankings of Mountain West municipal governments, based on efforts to improve energy…
Land Use in Nevada: Counties and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Publication Date: September 2020
Author: Elia Del Carmen Solano-Patricio, Kelliann Beavers, Caitlin J. Saladino, William E. Brown, Jr.
Abstract: This Fact Sheet compares land ownership in the State of Nevada, and its 17 counties. Drawn from an original report by Headwaters Economics, the figures and tables that follow provide each jurisdiction’s total land acreage, 2019 population…
Publication Date: July 2020
Author: Vanessa Booth, Olivia K. Cheche, Caitlin J. Saladino, William E. Brown, Jr.
Abstract: This Fact Sheet synthesizes data presented in The Trust for Public Land ParkScore® Index. This document presents data for urban parks in the 15 Mountain West municipalities that rank in the top 100 cities nationwide. This document also describes the park amenity…
Publication Date: March 2020
Author: Ember Smith, Kaylie Pattni, Caitlin Saladino, William E. Brown, Jr.
Abstract: This fact sheet explores the temperature difference between Nevada cities and their undeveloped surrounding areas using reports by the Urban Land Institute, Climate Central, National Public Radio (NPR), and various governmental organizations. We investigate what “urban…