TOP 10: Hottest US urban 'heat island' cities


Cities are almost always hotter than the surrounding rural area but global warming takes that heat and makes it worse. In the future, this combination of urbanization and climate change could raise


Rain, storms keep Utah ozone levels safe this summer

SALT LAKE CITY — A stormy, wet summer has helped keep harmful ozone at safe levels in the Salt Lake City area, state environmental officials said Wednesday.


Shrooms create 'zombie ants'

If you thought mind-controlling fungi were already scary, just wait — the shrooms are even more strategic than we thought. The so-called “zombie ant


New solar plants fry birds in mid-air

IVANPAH DRY LAKE, Calif. — Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s


Great Salt Lake isn’t so ‘great’ anymore …

Is the level of Great Salt Lake headed for an all-time low? That record is possible, because of the current drought in Utah. “It’s pretty low,”


Decision could boost use of popular weed killer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with tougher and more resistant weeds, corn and soybean farmers are anxiously awaiting government decisions on a new version of a popular


Stericycle relocation plan moving forward

NORTH SALT LAKE – An embattled medical waste company is moving full steam ahead with a relocation plan to Tooele County, even as the company recorded two more


Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

LAS VEGAS — Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las Vegas are


West Davis Corridor decision delayed 6 months

SALT LAKE CITY — Due to the large volume of input submitted on the proposed $587 million West Davis Corridor project, the evaluation period has been extended


New complications in Summit water well review

EDEN — Protesters of Summit Mountain Holding Group’s application for use of 400 acre feet of water in its Hidden Lake Well are now asking the state to


$11M deal struck to conserve Colorado River water

DENVER — Water providers from four western states and the federal government announced an $11 million agreement Thursday to fund projects meant to counteract

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