After decades of improvement, America’s air may not be getting any cleaner.
FARMINGTON – Most “wild goose chases” are fruitless, but Utah’s Department of Wildlife Resources manages to catch about 3,500 wild geese each year.
DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push rivers over their banks.
SALT LAKE CITY — The Diesel Brothers and an environmental group are in settlement talks over penalties the truck makers will pay for selling vehicles with “defeat” devices to circumvent pollution controls.
Utah might be approaching summer, but the snowpack has actually grown on average statewide.
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…
ANTELOPE ISLAND — A bison seriously injured a hiker Saturday afternoon on Antelope Island, a state parks officer said.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — By the time lunchtime rolled around, Quinten Salt only had one vial of mosquito larvae in his pocket.
DENVER (AP) — U.S. officials must consider climate change effects from leasing about 250 square miles of public lands in Colorado and Utah for oil and gas drilling, under a federal court ruling issued Wednesday.
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.
UTAH LAKE, Utah (AP) — On a recent visit to Utah Lake’s west shore, Alison Green scrutinized sandstone outcrops, measuring lines chiseled into the stone by ancient hands, then doing her best to replicate them on gridded sheets.
Wildfires that burn in watersheds can have impacts on the water people depend on for everyday use.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Wednesday he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments that were recommended by his predecessor, but that it’s ultimately up to President Donald Trump.
More than half of wildfires in 2018 were human-caused, and as officials look toward a potentially bad fire season in 2019, they’re encouraging Utahns to do their part in reducing human-caused fires.
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.
Weber Basin Water Conservancy District is Northern Utah’s regional water supplier for treated municipal water, wholesale irrigation water, retail secondary irrigation water, untreated industrial water, and groundwater replacement water.
Rapid spring melt after a winter of heavy snow has been the most common cause of major floods in Utah history.
PINEVIEW RESERVOIR — The fish population in Pineview Reservoir rose by 28,000 last week as a new round of tiger muskie stock were introduced to the area.
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 …
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.
Biologists and wildlife technicians with Utah Division of Wildlife Resources surveyed bird populations in the wetlands surrounding the Great Salt Lake’s Ogden Bay on Monday.
OGDEN — Ogden’s urban anglers have 600 new fish waiting for them in Fort Buenaventura’s pond.
HILL AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force now says Hill Air Force Base’s risk for climate-related peril is not as dire as an earlier Department of Defense report may have made it seem.
OGDEN — Emergency crews and water managers are closely watching the swollen Ogden River, which was surging at just below flood stage Wednesday.
Photographs of Utah Lake from 30 years ago show a lake with sandy beaches and native plants like bull rushes and cattails. Those photos would be virtually unrecognizable to someone familiar with most of Utah Lake’s shoreline today.
OGDEN — Minor flooding made driving interesting in Ogden Canyon on Monday morning.
Weber State University volunteers celebrate Earth Day with tree planting by the field near W8 parking lot on April 18, 2019, at Weber State University in Ogden.
OGDEN — April showers are credited with bringing May flowers, but this month’s unusually wet, cold weather might also usher in flooding and dangerous conditions.
Learn how to save the planet — and have a little fun, too — at the 2019 Earth Day Event at the Ogden Nature Center.
The Ogden and Weber rivers are reaching high water levels on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Ogden and Uintah.
CLEARFIELD — The Clearfield High School baseball team is practicing on their field again, much sooner than many school and health department officials originally thought.
Trail work and crag cleanup for Ogden Climbing Festival takes place on April 13, 2019, above 22nd Street and boulder field in Ogden. The goal was for erosion control and trail rehab on the trail systems.
Hundreds of students and alumni filled Brigham Young University’s Cougar Quad with chants of “hey hey! Ho ho! Bring honor to the H-C-O!” “God forgives me, why can’t you?” and “students made it, we can change it,” Friday afternoon for a sit-in demonstration urging for a reform of the university’s honor code and how it is enforced.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Humanity got its first glimpse Wednesday of the cosmic place of no return: a black hole.
Utah saw 46% more precipitation than normal in March, contributing to a significantly higher snowpack. Twice as much snowpack had accumulated by April 1 as the same time last year.
OGDEN — Nordic Valley officials never received a formal response from the U.S. Forest Service on their proposed ski resort expansion, raising questions about the future of the controversial plans.
Snow, particularly in our state, is more than a facilitator of winter recreation and breathtaking winter scenery, it’s truly the lifeblood of our quality of life, and our economy.
OGDEN — Despite a rainy morning, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” drew a crowd to his moderated discussion Wednesday at the Dee Events Center.
MOUNTAIN GREEN — A second set of tests confirmed there are no contaminants in the Cottonwood Mutual Water Co. system, prompting officials to end a boil advisory.
CLEARFIELD — With the naked eye, you can’t see why Clearfield High School’s baseball field needs caution tape around the infield dirt.
BRIGHAM CITY — A prescribed burn to treat an invasive plant on the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge will take place next week.
OGDEN — Weber State University hosted its 10th annual Sustainability Summit Thursday, featuring Paul Hawken, leader of a project that identified and ranked the most effective existing solutions to climate change, and Brenda Ekwurzel, co-author of the Fourth National Climate Assessment and se…
Birdhouse construction season is underway at the Ogden Nature Center.
Robert Moor didn’t set out to be a public speaker.
SALT LAKE CITY — A judge ruled Tuesday the "Diesel Brothers" business operators are subject to civil penalties under the federal Clean Air Act for selling trucks modified with "defeat" devices to foil vehicle pollution controls.
Utah saw double the normal amount of precipitation in February, bringing the state’s snowpack levels above normal compared to 2018.
OGDEN — Raise your hand if your vehicle’s ever sustained rock damage in Ogden Canyon.
LAYTON — State and local environmental crews are working to address a “petroleum smell” that has made its way into Layton homes.
OGDEN — As Sandy City continues to deal with fallout related to a recent, widespread water contamination, Ogden officials say that despite having one of the state’s oldest water infrastructures, a similar event here is highly unlikely.
OGDEN — After reviewing a serious injury incident at Pineview Dam, state and federal agencies are sticking with established policies for dealing with rocks falling in Ogden Canyon.