Groups file suit to keep goats out of La Sal Mountains

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SALT LAKE CITY — Plant protection groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service, saying mountain...


Northern Utah cities have nation's worst air pollution for second straight day

Ogden, Salt Lake City and Layton were among the top five cities with the worst air pollution in the U.S. on Thursday — and things conditions aren’t expected to be a whole lot better on Friday.


Utah air quality officials push for diesel emissions testing in Weber County

Despite making up only 13 percent of the total number of vehicles in Weber County, diesel-fueled vehicles contribute 44 percent of on-road NOx emissions, the Department of Air Quality says.


Before-and-after photos show inversion's disappearing act on Ogden scenery

Ogden’s scenic views went on hiatus Wednesday as foggy inversion air blocked out the surrounding mountains.  According to federal website AirNow, Ogden rated third in the nation for worst air quality Wednesday afternoon — and conditions didn’t see much improvement on Thursday....


Transparency still debated around Western Hunting and Conservation Expo

Members of Utah’s sporting public say conservation groups and the DWR were careless with public assets by allegedly letting $5.4 million go unaccounted for.


Air quality in Ogden, Logan among nation's worst Wednesday afternoon

The U.S. government’s air quality monitoring website listed Ogden, Logan and Brigham City among the cities with the worst air quality Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 10.


Inversion air worsens to 'unhealthy' in parts of Wasatch Front

People with heart or lung disease, older adults and children should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors when air quality is rated as unhealthy.


Northern Utah under mandatory action as air quality worsens

A thick inversion is settling over Northern Utah valleys and residents are under mandatory action from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality, which is forecasting continued action for the next several days.


Groups file suit to keep goats out of La Sal Mountains

SALT LAKE CITY — Plant protection groups are suing the U.S. Forest Service, saying mountain goats released in the La Sal Mountains in southeast Utah are damaging rare species of plants. The Grand Canyon Trust, based in Denver, and Utah Native Plant Society this week filed a claim in the U.S....


Utah's Clean Air Caucus unveils 15 pending bills and appropriation requests

SALT LAKE CITY — A bipartisan group of lawmakers unveiled 15 bills and several funding requests, which if taken as a package, could collectively help clean up Utah’s air. “We have made tremendous progress in air quality in the last two years. Our air has improved, we’ve...


Ogden declares Feb. 7-14 as Idle-free Week to combat air pollution

Wondering what you can do to fight air pollution in northern Utah? It’s as easy as turning your car key.

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