Environment

Western forests face climate change challenges

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Climate change is coming, and land managers want to understand what it means for Western forests. The U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Region will be the next participant in a region-wide effort...

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Wind may generate 35 percent of electricity by 2050

Wind turbines have only a tenuous link to most Americans’ daily lives because wind farms generate less than 5 percent of all of the electricity produced today....


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EPA strengthens federal protections for small streams

WASHINGTON — Nearly a decade after the Supreme Court pointed out the confusion over exactly which waters fall under the Clean Water Act, the Obama...


Environment

Western forests face climate change challenges

Climate change is coming, and land managers want to understand what it means for Western forests. The U.S. Forest Service Intermountain Region will be the next...


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Nevada Supreme Court won't revisit Vegas water pipeline

RENO, Nev. — The Nevada Supreme Court is sticking to an earlier decision that at least temporarily blocks water interests in Las Vegas from pumping new...


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Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation’s infrastructure: As U.S. oil...




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Wrath risked when sprinklers run during rainstorms

With Utah’s snowless winter came the inevitable watering restrictions, and with the relief of the week’s rain came a deluge of sprinkler shaming. Kevin...


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Government releases fire plan to protect sage grouse

BOISE, Idaho — A federal wildfire strategy released Tuesday aims to protect the West’s sagebrush country that is home to a struggling bird species whose...


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Feds project Lake Mead to fall below critical point in 2017

LAS VEGAS — Federal water managers have released a report projecting that Lake Mead’s water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would...


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Feds propose multi-pronged plan to bolster decline in bees

WASHINGTON — The federal government hopes to reverse America’s declining honeybee and monarch butterfly populations by making more federal land bee...


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Study: Climate change puts Western power grid at risk

The ravages of climate change could severely hurt the ability of utilities in the 11 Western states to generate power unless they “climate proof” their...


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Wind may generate 35 percent of electricity by 2050

Wind turbines have only a tenuous link to most Americans’ daily lives because wind farms generate less than 5 percent of all of the electricity produced today....