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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it moved to restrict drilling...

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Warren man blocks Weber River flood control project

WARREN — A potential showdown between Weber County and one of its residents appears to have been avoided after the signing of an easement agreement late...


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Landfills bulging with discarded plastics

WASHINGTON — For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing...


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Ogden mayor hopes to build upon year of bike commuting

The past year could mark a turning point in Ogden’s alternative transportation. The city is actively working to draw bike businesses and brand itself as a...


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VIDEO: Davis residents flood hearing against wood burn ban

FARMINGTON — More than 300 Davis residents showed up to oppose a proposed wood burning ban on Wednesday.  Public commenters packed the Davis County...


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Obama floats offering first-ever drilling lease in Atlantic

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration floated a plan Tuesday that for the first time would open up a broad swath of the Atlantic Coast to drilling, even as it...




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8 things you should know about Utah's air inversions

For 15 years, the state of Utah has collected information on particulates polluting the air during inversions. The travel-trailer sized monitors quietly collect...


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Climate change moves the 'Doomsday Clock'

The end of civilization as we know it just got a little closer. According to an update to the Doomsday Clock, the world is now three minutes from midnight and one...


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VIDEO: Weber County residents speak against burning ban

OGDEN — If the turnout at Tuesday’s public hearing is any indication, Weber County residents overwhelmingly oppose Utah’s proposed wood...


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Utah businesses promote electric cars to clean air

SALT LAKE CITY — United in their concern over Utah’s air quality and the associated health impacts, 13 Utah business leaders today announced the...


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Study downgrades climate impact of wood burning

Surprising new research has sharply downgraded the perceived climate impacts of the gathering and burning of wood by residents of poor and developing countries who...

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Warren man blocks Weber River flood control project

WARREN — A potential showdown between Weber County and one of its residents appears to have been avoided after the signing of an easement agreement late...