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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling...

Environment

Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it...


Environment

8 things you should know about Utah's air inversions

For 15 years, the state of Utah has collected information on particulates polluting the air during inversions. The travel-trailer sized monitors quietly collect...


Environment

Climate change moves the 'Doomsday Clock'

The end of civilization as we know it just got a little closer. According to an update to the Doomsday Clock, the world is now three minutes from midnight and one...


Environment

VIDEO: Weber County residents speak against burning ban

OGDEN — If the turnout at Tuesday’s public hearing is any indication, Weber County residents overwhelmingly oppose Utah’s proposed wood...


Environment

Utah businesses promote electric cars to clean air

SALT LAKE CITY — United in their concern over Utah’s air quality and the associated health impacts, 13 Utah business leaders today announced the...




Environment

Study downgrades climate impact of wood burning

Surprising new research has sharply downgraded the perceived climate impacts of the gathering and burning of wood by residents of poor and developing countries who...


Environment

Proposed wood burning ban sparks controversy

The Utah Air Quality Board expected a proposed wood-burning ban would help dampen inversions, but has ignited a fiery debate in the interim. The ban would...


Environment

Public hearings set on proposed Utah wood burning ban

SALT LAKE CITY — A series of public hearings will begin Wednesday on a proposal to ban wood burning in northern Utah during the winter to improve air quality....


National

House overwhelmingly approves Keystone XL pipeline

WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly passed a bill on Friday authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite a renewed pledge by the White House to veto...


Environment

Jewell orders firefighting strategy that protects habitat

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is calling for a new wildfire-fighting strategy to protect a wide swath of intermountain West sagebrush country...


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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it...


8 things you should know about Utah's air inversions

For 15 years, the state of Utah has collected information on particulates polluting the air during inversions. The travel-trailer sized monitors quietly collect...