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Earth Day celebrants commune at Ogden Nature Center

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 19 2014 - 5:53pm

OGDEN -- Bubbles, ivy wreaths, sheep shearing, wool spinning and wild bird presentations were just a handful of activities happening during Earth Day Saturday afternoon.

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Being green when you clean can be complicated

Brian Palmer, Special to the Washington Post
Apr 5 2014 - 2:52pm

Spring cleaning season is upon us -- and for those who care about the environment, the allure of using "green" cleaning products is more powerful than ever. From toilet bowl cleaners laced with lavender oil to window detergents that feature green tea and coconut, the market for products that make good-earth promises is expanding -- as is consumers...

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Panelists: Mormons should focus more on care for the environment

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 25 2014 - 4:20pm

OGDEN -- It's easier to focus on the more popular, controversial topics than some of the most important ones."As individuals and as a church, it's sexier and flashier to focus on gay marriage, pornography and women and ordination," said Rachel Whipple. "We focus more on those things than we do about caring for the environment. It gets pushed more...

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Oil pipeline would cut through four Davis County cities

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Feb 6 2014 - 8:39am

BOUNTIFUL -- Citing safety and reducing vehicle emission pollution as pluses, a subsidiary of Tesoro is looking to build a buried 135-mile waxy crude oil pipeline from the Uinta Basin to the Holly Refinery in West Bountiful.

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Utah Clean Air Partnership awards more than $350k to improve air quality

Bryon Saxton, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 20 2014 - 6:34am

SALT LAKE CITY -- The inversion forecast to blanket the skies over Utah, Salt Lake, Davis and Weber counties the next few days is unrelated with the timing of officials calling on all state residents to help clear the air."It's too bad we have to have a negative reinforcement of that," Utah Clean Air Partnership Executive Director Ted Wilson said...

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Hill environmental cleanup team wants community member

Mitch Shaw, Standard-Examiner staff
Jan 15 2014 - 6:30pm

HILL AIR FORCE BASE -- If you're concerned about years-old contamination that originated from Hill Air Force Base and invaded surrounding communities, there might be a job opening for you.Hill's Environmental Restoration Advisory Board -- the community advisory board that helps inform environmental cleanup decisions related to Hill -- is seeking...

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Plain City senator wants state fleet converted to compressed natural gas

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Jan 10 2014 - 1:15pm

SALT LAKE CITY - A Weber County lawmaker is running legislation that would require the state's Division of Fleet Operations to include more vehicles that run on compressed natural gas.Sen. Scott Jenkins, R-Plain City, is sponsoring Senate Bill 99, calling on the state to ensure that at least half of the fleet used for the transportation of...

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Willard Bay defenders fight for Chevron settlement funds

Cathy McKitrick, Standard-Examiner staff
Dec 28 2013 - 8:46am

WILLARD -- Devoted fans of Willard Bay State Park (http://stateparks.utah.gov/park/willard-bay-state-park) worry that chunks of the recent $5.3 million Chevron fuel-spill settlement could be siphoned off for projects in other areas of the state.

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Earth Day celebrants commune at Ogden Nature Center

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Apr 19 2014 - 5:53pm

OGDEN -- Bubbles, ivy wreaths, sheep shearing, wool spinning and wild bird presentations were just a handful of activities happening during Earth Day Saturday afternoon.

Comments   ·   Read more   ·   Updated: Apr 19 2014 - 5:53pm


Being green when you clean can be complicated

Brian Palmer, Special to the Washington Post
Apr 5 2014 - 2:52pm

Spring cleaning season is upon us -- and for those who care about the environment, the allure of using "green" cleaning products is more powerful than ever. From toilet bowl cleaners laced with lavender oil to window detergents that feature green tea and coconut, the market for products that make good-earth promises is expanding -- as is consumers...

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Panelists: Mormons should focus more on care for the environment

Jamie Lampros, Standard-Examiner correspondent
Mar 25 2014 - 4:20pm

OGDEN -- It's easier to focus on the more popular, controversial topics than some of the most important ones."As individuals and as a church, it's sexier and flashier to focus on gay marriage, pornography and women and ordination," said Rachel Whipple. "We focus more on those things than we do about caring for the environment. It gets pushed more...

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Environmentalists happier with Great Salt Lake Minerals expansion changes

Sulfate of potash lines the bottom of evaporation ponds at Great Salt Lake Minerals Corp.’s facility outside of Ogden on Tuesday. The sulfate of potash is harvested by filling large ponds with water from Great Salt Lake and allowing it to evaporate out, leaving minerals behind. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Scott Schwebke
Apr 23 2013 - 11:52pm

OGDEN -- Great Salt Lake Minerals Corp. submitted a revised permit application Tuesday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expand its solar evaporation ponds in a move it maintains will have less adverse environmental impact than a 2009 proposal.GSL Minerals is the only U.S. producer of sulfate of potash, which is a specialty fertilizer used to...

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Environmentalists happier with Great Salt Lake Minerals expansion changes

Sulfate of potash lines the bottom of evaporation ponds at Great Salt Lake Minerals Corp.’s facility outside of Ogden on Tuesday. The sulfate of potash is harvested by filling large ponds with water from Great Salt Lake and allowing it to evaporate out, leaving minerals behind. (BENJAMIN ZACK/Standard-Examiner)

Scott Schwebke
Apr 23 2013 - 11:52pm

OGDEN -- Great Salt Lake Minerals Corp. submitted a revised permit application Tuesday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expand its solar evaporation ponds in a move it maintains will have less adverse environmental impact than a 2009 proposal.GSL Minerals is the only U.S. producer of sulfate of potash, which is a specialty fertilizer used to...

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GALLERY: Hundreds show up to support Tim DeChristopher - February 28, 2011

 Musician Peter Yarrow performs for a crowd of environmental activists across from the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, in Salt Lake City. Hundreds of demonstrators showed up to march and support Tim DeChristopher on the opening day of his federal trial on charges of bidding up prices at an auction of land leases that he couldn't pay for. (Jim Urquhart/Associated Press)

The Associated Press
Feb 28 2011 - 3:09pm

Tim DeChristopher began his opening day of his federal trial on charges of bidding up prices at an auction of land leases that he couldn't pay for, costing angry oil men hundreds of thousands of dollars in higher bids for other parcels.

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GALLERY: Natural gas drilling problems in PA - January 03, 2011

In this Dec. 15, 2010 photo, the Neshaminy Creek is shown after sunset in Chalfont Pa. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

The Associated Press
Jan 3 2011 - 3:54pm

According to state records treated drilling wastewater was discharged through the town sewage plant into the Neshaminy Creek in Chalfont PA. The natural gas boom gripping parts of the U.S. has a nasty byproduct: wastewater so salty, and so polluted with metals like barium and strontium, most states require drillers to get rid of the stuff by injecting it down shafts thousands of feet deep. Not in Pennsylvania, one of the states at the center of the gas rush. There, the liquid that gushes from gas wells is only partially treated for substances that could be environmentally harmful, then dumped into rivers and streams from which communities get their drinking water.

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GALLERY: Herriman Fire: September 21, 2010

The Associated Press
Sep 20 2010 - 10:54pm

See pictures from the Herriman wildfire.

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GALLERY: Take Back Utah rally, August 28, 2010

Michael Friberg, Standard-Examiner staff
Aug 28 2010 - 10:46pm

See images from the Take Back Utah rally held at the Utah Capitol

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GALLERY: Louisiana oil rig explosion emergency

The Associated Press
Apr 30 2010 - 8:28pm

See photos taken of the Louisiana oil rig explosion emergency. The Louisiana wildlife and seafood industry are vulnerable to the looming oil spill from last week's collapse and spill of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. Workers are trying to mitigate the effects of the oil spill and are trying to keep the oil from reaching the coast.

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