Environment

Lucky Utah sees few wildfires in 2015

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As fires rage to the west, ripping through hillside and home alike, Utah has benefited from a mercifully quiet summer. Officials say the timing of rainfall...

Environment

New weapon against smoking vehicles in Utah

The state has offered some guidance on how counties can crack down on smoking vehicles, and it’s borrowed a page from Weber County’s old procedures....


Education

Greenhouse growing at WSU Davis campus

LAYTON — Botany and nutrition students share a common need — plants. Weber State University students will soon be growing those plants in a...


Environment

EPA workers had no way to get word out after toxic spill

BILLINGS, Mont. — Documents show it took more than 90 minutes for members of a federal cleanup crew to issue a warning about a toxic spill because they were...


Environment

Solar power becoming cheaper than ever with Weber State program

Weber State University’s community solar project sprang up in spring, and it is already helping lots of local homeowners tap into alternative energy. Karen...


Environment

Australian firefighters 'happy to help' in US West

BOISE, Idaho — Mountainous conditions in the Pacific Northwest will be nothing new to dozens of firefighters from Australia and New Zealand who have arrived...




Environment

Lucky Utah sees few wildfires in 2015

As fires rage to the west, ripping through hillside and home alike, Utah has benefited from a mercifully quiet summer. Officials say the timing of rainfall...


Environment

July was hottest month in Earth's hottest year on record so far

For planet Earth, no other month was as hot as this past July in records that date back to the late 1800s, NOAA said. And, the globe is well on its way to having...


Environment

EPA knew of 'blowout' risk for tainted water at gold mine

WASHINGTON — Internal documents released late Friday show managers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were aware of the potential for a catastrophic...


Environment

Drought-fueled wildfires burn 7M acres in US

Sap a forest of rain — say, for three or four years — toss in seemingly endless sunshine and high temperatures, and you’ve got just the right...


Environment

1st US tar sands mine set to open for business in Utah

BOOK CLIFFS — On a remote Utah ridge covered in sagebrush, pines and wild grasses, a Canadian company is about to embark on something never before done...


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New weapon against smoking vehicles in Utah

The state has offered some guidance on how counties can crack down on smoking vehicles, and it’s borrowed a page from Weber County’s old procedures....


EPA workers had no way to get word out after toxic spill

BILLINGS, Mont. — Documents show it took more than 90 minutes for members of a federal cleanup crew to issue a warning about a toxic spill because they were...