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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday rolled out some of the broadest changes in decades to enforcement of the landmark Endangered Species Act, allowing the government to put an economic cost on saving a species and other changes critics contend could speed extinction for some…

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A significant number of dead black crappie washed ashore at Pineview Reservoir on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. The fish have been dying due to a combination of overpopulation, an increase in heat and receding water levels.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — An ardent critic of the federal government who has argued for selling off almost all public lands has been named the Trump administration’s top steward over nearly a quarter-million federally controlled acres, raising new questions about the administration’s intentions for …

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The U.S. government has decided to allow off-road vehicles access to some archaeologically sensitive land at a Utah national monument that houses sacred tribal sites under a plan announced Friday.

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Vital to the efficient and proper operation of any secondary water system is the filter. Filters are designed to keep sand, dirt, algae, aquatic life and other particles from clogging sprinkler heads, lines or valves. When clogged, systems will operate at lower pressures resulting in less co…

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The Division of Wildlife Resources biologists placed two aerators in the water on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Andy Adams Reservoir in Layton. The goal is to oxygenate the lower depths to improve fish habitat and kill the “rotten eggs” smell of the water downstream. 

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SALT LAKE CITY — The same fireworks that bring joy to the young and young-at-heart on Independence Day can lead to high levels of “particulate matter” (PM) in the air, worsening air quality and irritating people’s lungs.

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Utah’s heritage of pioneering is both noble and unique. Yet when it comes to our collective landscaping choices, many choose to landscape as if they live in New York, Japan or England. The plants chosen to decorate those types of landscapes are usually not well-suited to Utah summers and mak…

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The last sliver of southeastern Utah shown in “moderate drought” status has all but disappeared, according to the most recent map released May 23 by the U.S. Drought Monitor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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The amount of water contained in Utah’s snowpack is 43% higher than normal for this time of year, according to the National Resources Conservation Service’s Utah Water Supply Outlook for April, its final report of the season.

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The Bureau of Land Management led a public auto tour along a National Backcountry Byway that follows the original Promontory Branch north of the Great Salt Lake, on Saturday, May 4, 2019, on the Transcontinental Railroad route. The tour happened just days before the 150th anniversary of the …

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From one side of the Peplin Cut — a canyon-like pass that railroad workers carved through a raised area west of the northern tip of the Great Salt Lake — you can see the valley below, made up of a former lake bed that reaches out to meet the lake’s current edge.