Environment Archive

Clean Air Group Installs New Furnaces in Wood-Burning Homes

(KCPW News) It’s summer, so you’re probably not thinking about a roaring fire in your fireplace. But if Breathe Utah has its

Coal to Gas: Utah in Transition?

Producer Ross Chambless reports on Governor Herbert’s 2014 Energy Summit and his response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut carbon

BLM, USU Put Heads Together for Uintah Basin Ozone Problem

(KCPW News) Ozone is associated with summer air pollution in populated places. Today in northeastern Utah, even within the city limits of

Climatologist: Utah Will Face Climate Change Challenges

(KCPW News) A prominent climate scientist is in Utah this week to trumpet the cause of local, environmentally-conscientious institutions. Dr. Michael Mann,

Wildlife Service Drafts New Protection Plan for Utah Beardtongue Flowers

(KCPW News) The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a deal in place meant to protect two species of desert flowers native

SLC Council Looks for Ways to Act on Air Quality Woes

(KCPW News) The Utah legislature saw a renewed focus on air quality bills this year, but results were mixed. While Governor Gary

State Gov’t Officials Advocate for Public Lands Transfer

(KCPW News) Last week, Utah legislators hosted a “Legislative Summit on the Transfer of Public Lands,” with representatives from many Western states.

Utah Symphony to Perform at Utah National Parks

(KCPW News) The Utah Symphony, in concert with the Utah Office of Tourism, will be offering a series of special outdoor performances

BLM: Escalante Oil Spill is Over 40 Years Old

(KCPW News) Last week, hikers alerted officials to a potential oil spill at Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. After some speculation that

Utah Rep. Hopes to Amend Endangered Species Act

(KCPW News) U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart has introduced a bill that would tweak how animals and plants are protected under the Endangered

‘One Wasatch’ Could Link 7 Utah Ski Resorts

(KCPW News) Seven major ski resorts along the Wasatch Front have announced a conceptual agreement to build lifts connecting the resorts. The

Wood Burning Bill Moves to Senate

(KCPW News) A bill that would restrict wood burning in Utah passed the House on Thursday afternoon. HB 154, sponsored by Democratic

Desert Dust Events Could Trigger Early Wasatch Snowmelt

Dust events occur regularly each spring along the Wasatch Front, and they could be impacting how much water is ultimately available for

Air Quality Standards Revision Bill Moves to Senate

(KCPW News) A bill that would revise the way Utah’s Division of Air Quality sets regulations on pollution passed the Utah House

Invasive Mussels At Lake Powell Threaten Utah Waters

(KCPW News) An invasive species of mussels that is flourishing in Utah’s Lake Powell could cause extensive damage in the state, and

U.S. Rep. Stewart Visits Utah Legislature

(KCPW News) The U.S. Representative for Utah’s 2nd District spoke to both chambers of the Utah legislature on Tuesday.  Stewart gave an

Utah Eagerly Awaits Tier 3 Fuel, Automobile Relief

(KCPW News) At the beginning of the legislative session, air quality emerged as a major concern for Utahns and a top priority

Air Quality Bill Tabled in Senate Committee

(KCPW News) At the moment, Utah law stipulates that the state’s clean air standards cannot surpass federal standards in stringency. However, given the

Protestors Cite Health, Family for Attending Clean Air Rally

(KCPW News) Bicycles, signs, and families. A wealth of those three things could be found all throughout the multitudes. Bicycles, because many

Utah Representative Seeks to Clarify Definition of “Natural” Air

(KCPW News) In the run-up to Utah’s legislative session, many bills are in the works or already drafted. One such bill is

Clean Air Caucus Unveils Bills for Upcoming Legislative Session

(KCPW News) At a press conference on Wednesday, a bipartisan team of Utah legislators were looking to put air quality on the

White House Officials Visit Utah to Discuss Climate Change

(KCPW News) Late last year, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker was appointed to President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and

Air Quality Board Approves Plan Amid Criticism

(KCPW News) Last Wednesday, clean air advocates lined up to give Utah’s Division of Air Quality their two cents. At the DAQ’s

Local Groups Raise Awareness of Air Quality Issues

(KCPW News) Decked out in holiday apparel and wearing masks to protect their lungs from pollution, about a dozen protesters gather on

SLC Officials Break Ground on Solar Farm

(KCPW News) Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker broke ground on a new solar farm in the city on Tuesday. The new

Lobbyist to Utah Legislature: Plan for EPA Legal Fights

(KCPW News) A lobbyist for Utah energy interests has recommended that the state defend itself from the Sage-Grouse. To explain that proposal,

The Rundown: Utah Climate Center’s Dr. Robert Davies on New Global Temperature Predictions

Today on the program we speak with Dr. Robert Davies, a physicist with the Utah Climate Center at Utah State University. We’ll

SLC Mayor Announces Resident Transit Pass Proposal

(KCPW News) Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced a new transit pass program for city residents on Friday. The proposed program

Utahns Speak Out On Their Water Future

(KCPW–August 14, 2013)  Utahns use a lot of water. The U.S. Geological Survey estimates domestic water consumption is 186 gallons per person

Air Quality Board Set to Endorse New EPA Standards for Car Industry

(KCPW News) The Utah Air Quality Board voted on Wednesday in favor of sending a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency