Environment

Weber County diesel emissions testing program approved by health board

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The measure is meant to help improve air quality in Weber County, particularly during winter...

Environment

Science podcast digs for giant mammals that roamed Utah thousands of years ago

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The latest episode of the “Out Standing in a Field” podcast looks at the giant mammals that lived in Northern Utah tens of thousands of years ago.


Environment

Weber County diesel emissions testing program approved by health board

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The measure is meant to help improve air quality in Weber County, particularly during winter inversions and summer ozone events.


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

David Strayer

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.


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