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Are Utah’s projected water costs inflated?

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There’s no question that updating, maintaining and expanding water systems will come at great expense, but there is a debate over the price tag. Last fall, the Utah Division of Water Resources...

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Wildfires tied to drought, heat, topography, not beetles

LIVERMORE, Colo. -- In 2012, when the High Park Fire tore through a northern Colorado forest replete with dead trees left in the wake of a mountain pine beetle...


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Urban water future: Changing climate means changing water

Editor’s note: This is the final in a three-part series exploring the vital issue of Utah’s urban water supplies. The first story delved into aging...


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What do old trees tell us about future water?

Trees respond to water like all living things, and they make useful records of dry and wet seasons. When it’s wet, the trees flourish. When it’s dry,...


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Urban water present: Metered secondary water helps conservation

Editor’s note: This is the second in a three-part series about urban water in northern Utah. The first story in the series explores the area’s aging...


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Why is Utah’s water so cheap?

Utah is the second-driest state in the nation, yet its residents pay some of the lowest rates for water. The Utah Division of Water Resources has taken a close...




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Urban water past: Crumbling infrastructure needs new funding

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series exploring the vital issue of northern Utah’s urban water supplies. South Davis Boulevard in...


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Are Utah’s projected water costs inflated?

There’s no question that updating, maintaining and expanding water systems will come at great expense, but there is a debate over the price tag. Last fall,...


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Colorado drilling plan has safeguards for Dinosaur Monument

DENVER (AP) — A federal government plan for drilling in energy-rich northwestern Colorado released Friday includes stepped-up protections for public land near...


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Report says beetles don't make forests more likely to burn

DENVER — Mountain pine beetles have left vast tracts of dead, dry trees in the West, raising fears that they’re more vulnerable to wildfire outbreaks,...


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Former Bureau of Rec chief argues against dam building

Daniel Beard served as commissioner for the Bureau of Reclamation for three years in the 1990s, but has come to the surprising conclusion that the agency should be...


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What do old trees tell us about future water?

Trees respond to water like all living things, and they make useful records of dry and wet seasons. When it’s wet, the trees flourish. When it’s dry,...


Urban water future: Changing climate means changing water

Editor’s note: This is the final in a three-part series exploring the vital issue of Utah’s urban water supplies. The first story delved into aging...