Environment Archive

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

A road by any other name: RS2477 and the battle over Western public lands

Today on “In the Hive,” we delve into a story about public lands, wilderness and what makes a road a road. Revised

Beer to the rescue for Ken Sanders Rare Books!

Today on “In the Hive,” as part of an ongoing effort to save his independent store, bookseller Ken Sanders teamed up with

Did Utah artist Adam Bateman make the (now vanished) ‘monolith?’

Today on “In the Hive,” the mysterious mystery that keeps on mystifying. The obelisk. The stela. The monolith. The object. Just who

How climate change is contributing to Western wildfires

Today on “In the Hive” we look at the wildfires that have been devastating the Western United States this summer. More than