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Weber health board hears benefits of diesel testing from state, county

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As the Weber County diesel emissions testing debate drags on, the local health board sought clarity on the murky issue from other experts in the state at a work session Monday. The Weber-Morgan Board of Health and Weber-Morgan Health Department staff assembled a team of experts from...


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Elevated toxins found in Bountiful show benefit of state air quality funding

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The Division of Air Quality detected high levels during regular air-monitoring projects since 2013.


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Ogden Nature Center goes 100 percent solar with new array

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The 152-acre nature preserve could take 82 tons of carbon emissions out of the air each year with the move to power their Ogden buildings with 100 percent solar energy.


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Bees may have been the victim of mosquito abatement in Farr West

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This Farr West beekeeper is convinced his bees were the victims of a drive-by spraying.


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Utah bill meant to catch smoking vehicles so far blowing smoke

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One year after the law was passed, little has been done to crack down on those blowing smoke. During the 2015 session, the Utah Legislature passed House Bill 110. The Governor signed it into law March 20, 2015. It gives local Division of Motor Vehicle offices the ability to revoke...


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Northern Utahns challenged to clean up Wasatch Front air throughout July

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The Weber-Morgan Health Department has challenged Northern Utahns to help clear the air along the Wasatch Front through a July contest.


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Northern Utah farming family's donation marks new national wildlife unit

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With the help of a Box Elder farming family, Northern Utah is now home to the newest National Wildlife Refuge unit.


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Weber-Morgan Health Board no closer to decision on diesel emissions testing

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Tensions ran high at Monday’s Weber-Morgan Health Board meeting when the discussion turned to diesel. Diesel emissions testing was a discussion and action item on the board’s June 27 agenda. By 4 p.m. when the meeting started, the health department’s auditorium was...


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Pineview and Causey reservoirs fill, but Northern Utah drought isn't over

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Those stopping by Pineview Reservoir in recent weeks may have noticed something unusual. It’s full. But northern Utah’s drought continues. The Ogden River was the only “bright spot” in the Weber Basin. Most reservoirs remain below capacity, including Rockport, East...


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Northern Utah water, energy projects awarded millions in federal funds

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The U.S. departments of interior and agriculture are awarding millions of dollars to programs aimed at helping with water conservation in the West — including some in northern Utah.


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