Environment Archive

Can Utah Develop Solutions to Clean Up the Air?

(KCPW/ Explore Utah Science)  The public has made it’s voice heard when it comes to air pollution in the state. Regulators and

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

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

CityViews 10/31/12: Horror Films & Haunted Houses/Protesting Tar Sands

Segment 1: Haunted houses are big business this time of year and scary movies are popular year round. Why are we drawn

CityViews 9/24/12: East-side Groundwater Contamination/Utah’s Right to Know

  Segment 1: Contaminants from a former dry cleaner at the VA Hospital are seeping into the groundwater on the east side

Eagle Killings Spark Reward

Federal and local law enforcement officials are trying to find who is responsible for killing eagles across the state. Tom Tidwell with

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

CityViews 8/20/12: Rivers on the Rebound/Coexisting with the Utah Prairie Dog

Segment 1: Historically, America’s rivers have been developed, polluted and neglected. But scholar Dan McCool asserts that the nation’s waterways are returning

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

Smaller Parks Bond Will Go to Voters in November

Salt Lake County is one step closer to getting more parks and park improvements. Tuesday, the County Council unanimously approved placing a

CityViews 8/6/12: Taking Care of the Jordan River/Olympic Wrap

  Segment 1: Once contaminated with raw sewage, farm waste and heavy metals from nearby mines, the Jordan River has been cleaned

Politics Up Close: Automatic License Plate Readers/Congressional Candidate Donna McAleer

Today on the show, we looked at automatic license plate scanners with the ACLU of Utah and Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim

Outdoor Retailer Brings Attention to Public Lands Issues

Thousands of outdoor enthusiasts will be visiting Salt Lake City this week. What is expected to be the largest Outdoor Retailer Show

Politics Up Close: Salt Lake County Councilman Michael Jensen / Candidate Paul Recanzone

There are many critical issues on the table this election year in Salt Lake County, like canyons development, SkiLink, human services and

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

Division of Air Quality Holds Meetings on Draft Pollution Rules

The Utah Division of Air Quality is looking for businesses and the public to weigh in on how to develop new rules

Wildfires Get Political

While the more than half a dozen wildfires burning across Utah certainly have an immediate impact on the nearest residents and the

City, State Look for EPA Involvement in PCE Contamination

Hoping to avert further contamination, Salt Lake City wants the federal Environmental Protection Agency to get more involved in investigating groundwater contaminated

Foothills, Canyons Commission Holds First Meeting

Wednesday marked the first meeting of a 15-member commission tasked with revising Salt Lake County’s Foothills, Canyons Overlay Zone or FCOZ, an

Herbert Implements Idle-Free Policy for State Fleet

Utah Governor Gary Herbert is jumping on the idle-free bandwagon with a new executive order for state employees to turn off the

Fire Officials Brace for Busy Fire Season

Last year it was flooding, this year, it’s fires the state is bracing for. Thursday, Governor Gary Herbert warned Utahns to be

U of U Offers Environmental Education in Montana

This fall, the University of Utah is extending its campus to a restored ghost town in southern Montana. Mary Tull, Director of

Utah Delegation Backs Keystone XL Pipeline Motion

Utah Congressmen Jim Matheson and Jason Chaffetz were among House lawmakers voting this morning in favor of a motion to move the

Conservation Group Argues Against Tar Sands Project

A conservation group is appealing the Utah Division of Water Quality’s preliminary approval of a permit for a tar sands project at

Interior Secretary Salazar Approves Major Natural Gas Drilling Project in Utah

Natural gas development is about to increase significantly in Utah. Tuesday, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar approved a major drilling project the

CityViews 5/8/12: Mercury Rising in GSL/Local Business and the Local Economy

Segment 1: In 2003, scientists took water and sediment samples from the Great Salt Lake and they discovered the highest level of

Governor Herbert Appoints New Energy Adviser

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has a new energy advisor and at least one environmental group is already calling foul. Herbert announced today

More Heavy Enforcement Coming to Parley’s Historic Nature Park

Law enforcement officers are getting more serious about enforcing the rules at Parley’s Historic Nature Park. Beginning Monday, Salt Lake County Councilman

Expert Warns of Extremely Dry Summer in Utah

Weather experts are warning Utahns of a dry, hot summer, and with that comes an increased risk of fires. Randy Julander, Snow

City Council Signs Off on Green Space for Sugar House Streetcar

The Sugar House streetcar line stretching from the heart of the Salt Lake City neighborhood to the TRAX station on 2100 South