Environment

Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

Lake Mead Water Level

SAN FRANCISCO — Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states and parts of Mexico that it serves, according

Environment

Satellites show major Southwest groundwater loss

SAN FRANCISCO — Groundwater losses from the Colorado River basin appear massive enough to challenge long-term water supplies for the seven states and parts of


Government

Sunday FrontRunner service still a bridge too far

OGDEN — FrontRunner may or may not eventually run on Sundays, but the Ogden-Weber State University transit project by itself won’t tip the scales


State

Davis lawmaker pushes new efforts to clear Utah's air

SALT LAKE CITY — A Davis County lawmaker is bringing back a failed effort to clear soot from Utah’s skies. Rep. Becky Edwards, R-North Salt Lake,


Recreation

Harsh island a breeding ground for Utah pelicans

Gunnison Island lies in the part of the Great Salt Lake where the salt is so thick, bacteria have turned the water lavender.  It’s only six miles from


State

Earthquake hazard for Utah increases

WASHINGTON — A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about half of the United States and lowers it for nearly a quarter of the


National

Hundreds of homes threatened by Wash. wildfire

SPOKANE, Wash. — A wind-fueled wildfire chased people from nearly 900 homes in Washington state as it burned through a landscape so reminiscent of the Alps a


State

First sight of rare condor chick in Zion

SALT LAKE CITY — A team of biologists has confirmed that a new California condor chick is the first to hatch in the wild in Utah since the species was


News

California to fine water-wasters $500 a day

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Reservoirs are running dry, the Capitol’s lawn has turned brown, and farmers have left hundreds of thousands of acres unplanted.


Environment

Calif. may fine residents for wasting water

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In one of the most drastic responses yet to California’s drought, state regulators on Tuesday will consider fines up to $500 a day


Education

10 possible big-money deals for Utah schools

SALT LAKE CITY -- Aaron Garrett gave folks at the last School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration meeting a few things to think about — 10 things, to


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