Environment

For the first time since 2011, Utah is drought-free. But how long will it last?

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According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 100 percent of Utah isn’t showing drought conditions....

Environment

Dust study provides clues about air pollution coming from dry Great Salt Lake

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Scientists and state officials are a small step closer to figuring out what’s blowing in from the shriveled Great Salt Lake.


Local

Layton burn plant closure will improve air quality, but overall benefits mixed

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One official says the closure of the 30-year-old facility could indirectly lead to higher greenhouse gas emissions.


Weather

For the first time since 2011, Utah is drought-free. But how long will it last?

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According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 100 percent of Utah isn’t showing drought conditions. Three months ago, only 29 percent of the state wasn’t showing drought conditions.


Environment

Sunshine Week: How to find reports on drinking water quality

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Every community drinking water system must conduct an annual Consumer Confidence Report detailing water sources and testing results for contaminants like bacteria, lead and arsenic


Environment

Sunshine Week: How to find Utah environmental cleanup records

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has digitized most of its records on environmental response and remediation sites. It’s easy to see what environmental issues have happened in your area — and how many cleanups are ongoing — by using their interactive map.


Local

Weber County water dispute underscores heightened demand and limited supply

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Marriott-Slaterville farmer Kent Meyerhoffer says pumping by the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is hampering his alfalfa operation.


Environment

Latest Out Standing podcast visits peculiar Great Salt Lake island

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The Outstanding in a Field podcast team heads to the Great Salt Lake again to explore a remote island and the birds drawn to its isolation.


Government

Clean air not a big priority for Utah lawmakers in 2017 session

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While Wasatch Front residents rank Utah’s poor air quality as a top priority, that sentiment did not appear to have translated into significant legislative action during the 2017 session.


Government

The winners and losers of the 2017 Utah Legislative session

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We looked at the bills most affecting four groups in Northern Utah, including students and teachers, the environment, the restaurant industry and low-income residents.


Environment

PELIcam brings public closer to lonely Great Salt Lake island and its birds

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Bird and Great Basin enthusiasts now have a chance to peek at one of the most remote places in the region. All they need is an internet connection.


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