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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mitt Romney took up the question of water shortage this week in Utah, one of the driest states in the country, during a debate as he runs for a U.S. Senate seat in his adopted home state against Democrat Jenny Wilson. But federal water managers say he oversimplified a c…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday. But they provide little hope the world will ris…

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Utah is a public lands state. Nearly two-thirds is federal land managed by the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management or the National Park Service. There are also more than 40 state parks managed by the Utah Department of Natural Resources.

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Stan Gudmundsen was researching the old Becker's Brewing plant, where his great-great-great-grandfather once worked, when he learned the tree he'd played under as a child had become famous.

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If you’re like me, August offered another fantastic opportunity to miss the Perseid meteor shower. With the rash of forest fires, I knew the spectacular event was going to be hard to see through smoke-obscured skies. Coupled with a late sunset and my early farm chores, this astronomer chose …

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DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm.

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DENVER (AP) — Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what's found in major cities, according to a study released Wednesday.

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SYRACUSE — Just as July’s early morning light began heating up the air hanging around Antelope Island, Dave “Heavy D” Sparks rolled down the island causeway in an eye-catching, monster-truck bus, complete with a mural incorporating the American Flag, bald eagle and the words “Freedom Bus.”

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SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) — A truck hauling waste from a Colorado mine — the source of a 2015 spill that polluted rivers in three states — crashed into a creek on Monday, spilling at least some of its load into the water, authorities said.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday amid ethics investigations of outsized security spending, first-class flights and a sweetheart condo lease.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is a former coal industry lobbyist who helped lead an industry fight against regulations that protect Americans' health and address climate change.

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It’s almost Independence Day in Ogden, the time to enjoy spinners, poppers and sparklers. It’s also time for a reminder of how much pollution city residents create with their exuberance for fireworks.

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One hundred years ago, some industrious power pioneers connected the Bear River with Bear Lake. They essentially turned the lake into a battery for hydropower and a reservoir for farming. It helped build the booming Intermountain region, but joining lake and river also had major environmenta…