Environment Archive

How climate change is contributing to Western wildfires

(Original air date Sept. 16, 2020) Today on “In the Hive,” the ongoing western wildfire season has challenged the literal meaning of

The unequivocal climate emergency

Humans are warming the planet, that warming is triggering extreme weather events and other detrimental outcomes, and “unless there are immediate, rapid

Scientists Warn of Potential Ecosystem Collapse at Great Salt Lake

Researchers in Utah are raising the alarm about the potential collapse of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem as low water levels threaten

Millions of birds imperiled as Great Salt Lake nears record low

Today on “In the Hive,” we take a look at the situation for the millions of migratory birds that rely on the

Persistent drought concerning to Utah water and fire managers

Scientists say a swath of the western United States is in the midst of a persistent, decades-long ‘megadrought.’ Utah is far drier

The buzz about mosquitoes and pesticides in Salt Lake City

On this episode of “In the Hive,” we take a look at the use of pesticides to kill mosquitoes in and around

Yes, there are more squirrels than there used to be in northern Utah

It’s not just your imagination: there’s been an increase in the squirrel population in the Salt Lake Valley. Around a decade ago,

Mitigating the city-caused deaths of hundreds of millions of migratory birds

There are myriad threats to birds around the world. Prominent among those threats are habitat destruction, pollution, and climate change. Today on “In

Lawmakers prioritizing creation of new, $9 million agency to oversee Utah’s share of Colorado River

(KCPW News) A bill that would create a new board to oversee Utah’s allotment of the Colorado River has cleared a committee

Lawmakers advance measure to make Utah’s electric vehicle fees highest in nation

(KCPW News) A proposal to significantly increase the registration fees on electric vehicles in Utah cleared a legislative committee on Monday. House