Environment Archive

Group of Utah Moms Seeks Support for Clean Air Pledge

A group of Utah Moms wants state lawmakers to go on record in support of doing something about northern Utah’s poor air

Becker Calling on Higher State Air Quality Regualtions

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker wants the state to do more to address air quality. Currently, the Wasatch Front has

Salt Lake City Council Proposes Landscaping Changes

Salt Lake City residents could soon be given more freedom when it comes to landscaping their yards. The Salt Lake City Council

Differing Views of What EnergySolutions Deal Means for Utah

EnergySolutions is in the middle of a 1.1 billion dollar deal to be purchased by a private equity firm. If the deal

Texting Campaign Aims to Clean Up Salt Lake City’s Air

Studies show Wasatch Front residents are making changes on poor air quality days. Kate Lohnes, Salt Lake City’s Special Programs Manager says

Businesses Meet for Clean Air

More Utah businesses are learning what they can do to clean up the air. Yesterday the Salt Lake Chamber held its 2nd

DEQ Sets New Standard for Measuring Air Quality

The Utah Department of Environmental Quality is implementing new rules for all solid fuel and coal burning devices as a way to

Can We Store Energy From the Sun and Wind?

Renewable energy use is on the rise, but the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. Green energy

Protesters Gather Bring Attention to Tar Sands Decision

Protesters gathered outside the Bureau of Land Management Office in downtown Salt Lake City yesterday, angry over the agency’s recent decision to

DWQ Says Red Butte Creek is Clean; Public Comment Opens

Thanks to a ruptured Chevron oil pipeline, more than 33,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Creek

Fundraiser Held to Bring Awareness to SkiLink Proposal

The fight between several conservation groups and the Talisker Corporation over SKILINK, the proposed Gondola linking the Canyons and Solitude Ski Resorts,

New Electric Charging Stations Open in Salt Lake

Helping to kick off Alternative Fuel Vehicle Awareness Month, Utah Paperbox unveiled five new electric vehicle-charging stations at its new facility in

Utah’s Winter Wood Burning Regulations Start Today

November first marks the beginning of the wood burning season, and thus the winter air pollution season, in Utah.

Utah DAQ Has Grant Money Available for Clean Fuel Projects

The Utah Division of Air Quality wants to help other organizations clean up their vehicles.

Testimony To Be Heard On Tar Sands Project

Wednesday, the Utah Water Quality Board will hear testimony on the Utah Water Division’s recommendation to allow the U.S. Oil Sands PR

Alta Ski Area Fighting Bark Beetle Infestation

(EXPLORE Utah Science) Millions of acres of evergreen forests across the West are suffering an epidemic of bark beetle infestations.

Bureau of Land Management Faces Criticism From Former Employee

After 20 years on the job, one federal employee decided to draw more attention to the way the Bureau of Land Management

Crews Begin Re-Seeding Land Scorched By Wildfires

Utah was hit hard by wildfires this year, leaving hundreds of thousands of acres of vegetation destroyed. Wednesday, the Division of Wildlife

A Conversation with Utah’s Outgoing Wildlife Director

Come December, Jim Karpowitz will walk away from the only job he’s known for more than three decades – managing Utah’s wildlife.

SLC Hosts Country’s Largest Gathering of Land Conservation Leaders

With the world’s population now exceeding seven billion people, undeveloped land is quickly diminishing. Today, hundreds of people from across the country

Less Than 10 Idling Warnings Written Since New Law; City Says That’s OK

It’s been almost a year since the Salt Lake City Council passed an ordinance banning vehicle idling for more than two minutes.

Officials Expect Greater Success in Pushing Switch to Non-Lead Ammo

State wildlife officials will continue their efforts to get hunters in southern Utah to switch to non-lead ammunition with a demonstration Saturday

Report Finds Carbon Dioxide Emissions Down in Utah

According to a new report by Western Resource Advocates, carbon dioxide emissions are declining for the first time in 20 years in

New Program Offers More Incentives to Homebuilders

A new program offered by Rocky Mountain Power is aimed at building more energy efficient homes in Utah. The Wattsmart New Homes

Critics of SkiLink Begin Voter Education Campaign

Groups working to stop SkiLink, a proposed gondola from Canyons Resort in Park City to Solitude in Big Cottonwood Canyon are hoping

Utah Department of Health Releases Report on Effects of Climate Change

The Utah Department of Health has released a new report on the potential health effects of climate change. KCPW’s Charlotte Duren talks

Solar Discount Program Compared to “Groupon”

In an effort to expand the use of solar power in the state, Utah Clean Energy is offering Salt Lake homeowners a

Politics Up Close: Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Gov. Herbert’s Environmental Adviser

Progressive public policy is the goal of Democratic State Representative Rebecca Chavez-Houck. The Salt Lake City lawmaker has served in the legislature

Outdoor Retailer Wraps Up in Salt Lake City; First Time Visitors Share Their Experiences

What’s believed to be the largest Outdoor Retailer yet wrapped up in downtown Salt Lake City Sunday. An estimated 27,000 people attended

BLM Issues Impact Statement for Las Vegas Water Pipeline

Farmers in Utah’s Snake Valley could take a hit if the Federal Bureau of Land Management approves a pipeline right of