Environment

Government releases fire plan to protect sage grouse

Wildfire Strategy

BOISE, Idaho — A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West’s sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose potential listing as a threatened...

Environment

Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation’s infrastructure: As U.S. oil...


Environment

Wrath risked when sprinklers run during rainstorms

With Utah’s snowless winter came the inevitable watering restrictions, and with the relief of the week’s rain came a deluge of sprinkler shaming. Kevin...


Environment

Government releases fire plan to protect sage grouse

BOISE, Idaho — A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West’s sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose...


Environment

Feds propose multi-pronged plan to bolster decline in bees

WASHINGTON — The federal government hopes to reverse America’s declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee...


Environment

Feds project Lake Mead to fall below critical point in 2017

LAS VEGAS — Federal water managers have released a report projecting that Lake Mead’s water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would...




Environment

Study: Climate change puts Western power grid at risk

The ravages of climate change could severely hurt the ability of utilities in the 11 Western states to generate power unless they “climate proof” their...


Environment

In the dry West, US puts homes and firefighters in the path of

Tom Haney set out from Virginia’s Eastern Shore this weekend to prove once again that he belongs in an elite cadre of firefighters called smoke jumpers. He...


Environment

A look back 35 years after Mount St. Helens' deadly eruption

SEATTLE — Thirty-five years ago, Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington state erupted, killing 57 people, blasting more than 1,300 feet off the top and...


Environment

Anti-Arctic drilling kayaktivists hold 'Shell No' protest

SEATTLE — Activists opposed to drilling for oil in the Arctic planned to launch a flotilla of kayaks and other boats on Seattle’s Elliott Bay on...


Environment

Utah water conservation message surges through new channels

With snowpack at record lows, the Utah Division of Water Resources is trying to diffuse its conservation messages over new ground. Summer and water shortages are...


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