Environment Archive

University of Utah atmospheric scientist Dr. Kevin Perry on Great Salt Lake Dust risks

“Is this the toxic lake dust?” That’s a question many people in northern Utah are now asking themselves when the air turns

Legislative proposal would do away with UTA fares, for good

A bill at this year’s legislative session aims to help clean up the air in northern Utah by making it easier for

The human health and economic costs of air pollution in Utah

A study published in 2020 by a cohort of scientists from Brigham Young University, the University of Utah and other institutions found

ProPublica report: Utah overlooks water conservation while pursuing costly pipelines

A recent investigative report from the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica examines the ways Utah’s powerful water lobby has worked to undermine water conservation

A spotlight on air quality in Utah

On this edition of “In the Hive,” we hear about the plan to cut Utah air pollution in half by 2030. The

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