Environment

US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

Western Water

LAS VEGAS — A top federal water administrator says several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and “over

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NASA scientist has eye in the sky for tracking climate change

GREENBELT, Maryland — The space toy currently propelling Miguel Román’s career doesn’t sound like a partner in cutting-edge research on how


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Climate change puts pupfish in danger of extinction

RENO, Nev. – Climate change is hurting reproduction of the endangered Devils Hole pupfish, threatening the survival of this rare species that has numbered as


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California drought tempers the fun of the viral ice bucket

Residents of rural San Joaquin Valley, California are questioning the importance of the #ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, for despite the good cause hundreds of homes


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Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida. The orange adorns the state license plate. The University of Florida’s famed


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Critters and colors

Critters and colors OGDEN —The Ogden Nature Center’s Wild Wednesday will feature “Colorful Confusion” on Aug. 27. Those who attend will


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Volcanic eruption begins under Iceland glacier

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano began erupting Saturday under the country’s largest glacier after a week of seismic activity


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Epic drought in West is literally moving mountains

Climate change is driving the Greenland Ice Sheet to melt, which is contributing to sea level rise. But imagine that the same amount of water melting from Greenland


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TOP 10: Hottest US urban 'heat island' cities

Cities are almost always hotter than the surrounding rural area but global warming takes that heat and makes it worse. In the future, this combination of


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Rain, storms keep Utah ozone levels safe this summer

SALT LAKE CITY — A stormy, wet summer has helped keep harmful ozone at safe levels in the Salt Lake City area, state environmental officials said Wednesday.


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Shrooms create 'zombie ants'

If you thought mind-controlling fungi were already scary, just wait — the shrooms are even more strategic than we thought. The so-called “zombie ant


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