Las Vegas Burning

A Las Vegas community garden beats the odds

A silver lining to the economic downturn that brought Vegas to its knees: People may be setting down roots.

Zappos billionaire wants to turn a dusty Las Vegas wasteland into a thriving urban hub

Tech incubators, coworking spaces, car-share Teslas, a 40-foot, fire-breathing praying mantis. It's all here. Now all Tony Hsieh needs is some people.

The Fontainebleau under construction in Las Vegas

The economic crash brought Vegas to its knees; climate change could do it again

Sin City has been slow to recover from the fallout from the financial meltdown. Now here comes another kick in the teeth.

Sorry, Vegas: You just can’t fake being prepared for climate change

Sin City is a master of fakery and impersonation. But behind the sunglasses, it has had to grapple with some thorny realities — and climate change is bringing more.

Longtime Vegas water czar warns other cities to brace for climate change

Patricia Mulroy talks about climate adaptation, rancher Cliven Bundy, and the day she thought Las Vegas had run out of water.

Las Vegas’ binge drinking days are over. Can it survive the hangover?

Never mind those fountains, Sin City has gotten serious about water conservation. But with an ongoing drought and the looming threat of climate change, it will have to do a lot more.

Las Vegas burning: Lessons in resilience from the nation’s driest big city

Thus begins a month(ish)-long series about Sin City, how it has survived in a brutal, unwelcoming climate, and what that says about our future.