Environment

Crews fight invasive weed with controlled burn on Bear River Refuge

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he sky over the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge was smokey on Tuesday, Sept. 20 as firefighters...

Recreation

Crews fight invasive weed with controlled burn on Bear River Refuge

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he sky over the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge was smokey on Tuesday, Sept. 20 as firefighters lit prescribed fires to try and battle the spread of an invasive weed.


Environment

Ogden Nature Center's Pull-a-Thon to help restore native meadows, fields

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Volunteers are invited to help pull weeds at the Ogden Nature Center’s third annual Invasive Species Pull-a-Thon Oct. 1.


Environment

Rocky Mountain Power wants to build EV system with help of federal grant

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Rocky Mountain Power is seeking a multi-million dollar grant to, in part, build an extensive rapid-charging system for electric vehicles throughout the Intermountain West.


Environment

Network, endorsements growing for air quality company PurpleAir

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Founded by Salt Lake City-based Adrian Dybwad in November 2015, PurpleAir sells low-cost air quality sensors that count particulate pollution with lasers.


Environment

Hawk found with wings chopped by scissors in Bountiful

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An injured Cooper’s Hawk was mutilated by what appear to be scissors and is believed to have been an illegal pet after being found in Bountiful.


Environment

Get out in the field with new Standard-Examiner podcast

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The Standard-Examiner delves into the world of cougars in the new science and environment podcast. Join reporters Leia Larsen and Benjamin Zack on the Standard-Examiner’s newest podcast, “Out Standing in a Field.” In each episode they will be talking with local scientists and...


Recreation

Utah professor to speak on merits of unplugging in nature

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Psychology professor David Strayer will be giving a talk on Sept. 16 at the Ogden Nature Center as part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival. He plans to discuss his work on cognitive restoration through interactions with nature while pitting them against the effects of the digital world.


Recreation

Columnist: Utah isn't conserving water and we're in for trouble soon

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Angler and columnist Spencer Durrant recently noticed a terrifying trend on a recent fishing trip.


Environment

Summer without monsoons has big implications for Northern Utah

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Ogden experienced both its hottest and driest summer ever, and summer 2016 throughout Northern Utah was abnormally hot. In Logan, it was the 10th-hottest summer on record. What does this mean for Utah’s water future?


Environment

Public hearing draws supporters of Weber County diesel emissions testing

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A public hearing on a proposed diesel emissions testing rule for Weber County saw modest attendance Wednesday, mostly turning up citizens voicing support of the measure. Of the 18 commenters at the hearing, 15 spoke in favor of testing diesel vehicles to help improve the county’s air...


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