Last updated May 11, 2019 15:01:16 The Las Vegas Strip has been transformed over the last 20 years into one of the most popular entertainment destinations in the world.
With more than 10 million visitors a year, the resort is a major draw for people looking to escape the stresses of life in the city.
The city has also become known for its many clubs and other attractions, as well as its iconic hotels, casinos, and theme parks.
But there are also some serious threats to the Las Vegas ecosystem.
A recent report by the University of Southern California’s Center for Food and Agriculture Policy warned that Las Vegas is a prime candidate for a large-scale ecosystem collapse due to the effects of climate change, desertification, and the release of CO2 into the atmosphere.
The report warned that the desertification of the Las Vegas strip is already a threat to wildlife populations, with the area now home to over 80 species of desert critters.
“The population of desert tortoises has been declining for decades, and it has only increased since the 1960s,” said the report’s lead author, Dr. J. Michael Haines, in a press release.
“Tortoises are important in the ecosystem, and desert tortoise populations in the Las Valley are very high.”
“The tortoise population is at risk because they are in the desert for so long, and if the area is going to get hit with this drought, that could put even more stress on the tortoise ecosystem.”
The report also warned that CO2 emissions from the Las Venados will make the desert even more difficult to clear for agriculture.
A lack of rainfall is also an issue in the area, with more than 70 percent of the valley being drier than average.
A study released in November found that the number of abandoned structures in the valley is on the rise.
The lack of adequate infrastructure is a problem as well, as the report found that more than 40 percent of water-dependent structures in Nevada are either already in need of replacement, or will likely become so in the coming decades.
According to the Center for Energy and Environment’s Environmental Health Initiative, the Las Ventas are the fifth most polluted county in the country, with a total of more than 14,000 structures emitting hazardous levels of CO 2 into the air.
The desert environment, particularly its lack of rain, is a growing problem in the region.
A new study released last month found that nearly 20 percent of all deserts across the country are in need to be addressed.
According for the study, the deserts of California and Arizona are among the worst, with drought, drought, and climate change at the forefront of the problem.
“If the desert environment is not addressed in an equitable way, the impacts on wildlife and plants could be devastating,” said Dr. Hain, in the release.
It’s a problem that has been a growing concern for years.
The Nevada Department of Environmental Quality (DEC) recently announced plans to begin a pilot program to develop a pilot water recycling program to reduce water-use for irrigation in the state.
However, that plan is only on the books for a year at the moment, with DEC telling The Huffington Post that the goal is to implement the program in 2020.
According the DEC, the goal of the pilot program is to help reduce water use and save water for other water sources.
“There is no reason to think that the drought will end in 2020,” said DEC spokesperson David Schlep in a statement.
“Our goal is for it to be up and running by the end of the year.”
The drought has also created a problem for livestock farmers in Nevada, with livestock farmers experiencing the worst drought in their state’s history.
According a recent study by the Nevada Farm Bureau Federation, the drought has left farmers struggling to keep up with their crops and livestock.
“With the drought, livestock and agricultural operations are at risk for extreme and prolonged water stress,” the report noted.
“Many farms have experienced severe water stress as a result of drought.”
According to a 2016 report by California State University, Fresno, the agricultural sector in the United States has experienced a decline in production and employment since the early 1990s.
According an April 2016 study by University of Nevada, Las Vegas, the average number of farms per county in Nevada fell from 6,000 in 1990 to just 3,200 in 2017.
While the number has been on the decline since 2007, the report warns that the economic downturn is a contributing factor to the decrease.
“Since the Great Recession, U.S. agricultural production has declined by approximately half, according to USDA,” the study said.
“This decline in the agricultural economy has been accompanied by significant changes in the natural environment, which have exacerbated climate change and exacerbated desertification.”
The Las Veases have been hit by a number of droughts over the years, most notably the one that ravaged Las Vegas a decade ago