Environment Archive

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

County Seeking Input on Future Canyons Use

Salt Lake County announced Thursday its plans to begin collecting public input on the future development of Parleys, Big Cottonwood, and Little

County Releases Map of Popular Recreation Trail

Recreating along the Jordan River Parkway Trail will be easier now that a map of the trail has been made available.

Leaders to Decide Best Jordan River Management Principles

A group of community leaders from across the state will meet over the next several months to discuss the best methods of

Population Could Stop Lake Powell Pipeline

New population projections released by Governor Gary Herbert’s office are showing slower growth than expected in Utah’s Washington County. KCPW’s Charlotte Duren

U of U Works to Ensure Mine Safety

Nearly five years after the tragic Crandall Canyon Mine disaster that left six miners and three rescuers dead in Utah’s Emery County,

Salt Lake City Mayor Sits Down with White House Council, Congress on Wasatch Canyons

With the debate over the controversial SkiLink proposal and proposed wilderness protections in the background, Mayor Ralph Becker took his push to

$20 Million Coming to Utah for Water Research

$20 million is coming to Utah to help protect one of the state’s most precious resources: water. The funding is going to

Salt Lake City Begins Glass Recycling Program

Pickle jars, beer bottles and other glass products will soon be recyclable in Salt Lake City. Beginning in October, the city is

State Says Red Butte Cleanup Appears Successful but No Final Determination Yet

Cleanup efforts to remove contamination from Red Butte Creek following the June 2010 Chevron pipeline spill appear to be successful, according to