Environment Archive

Interior Dept. Gives Up on Wild Lands Designation

A memo from Interior Secretary Ken Salazar that was obtained by the Associated Press says the department will not pursue the designation

Governor to Tour Flood-Damaged Areas as Temperatures Heat Up

A wet holiday weekend mixed with warmer temperatures forecasted for this week is keeping Utah on high alert for flooding. Seven Utah

DWR Asks Boaters To Be Mindful of Mussels

With Memorial Day weekend coming up, officials are warning boaters to be cognizant of quagga mussels, a tiny, invasive clam-like species that

Sustainable Building Conference is Today in Salt Lake City

“Targeting a sustainable future” is the focus of today’s sixth annual Salt Lake Sustainable Building Conference, being held at the Salt Palace.

Fukushima Matters in Utah Nuclear Debate, Says Expert

The debate over nuclear power is not just a theoretical one in Utah, with a former state lawmaker trying to build a

Advocates Hope for Expansion of Solar Incentive Program

Should Utah’s Public Service Commission continue a nearly five-year old program that pays residents and businesses to install solar power systems? Local

Kennecott Gets the “OK” to Expand

Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine is expanding. After a close 5 to 4 vote yesterday afternoon, the Utah Division of Air Quality Board

University of Utah Recognized for Green Energy Use

The University of Utah is being recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Green Power Challenge” for purchasing the third-largest amount of green

Salt Lake to “Celebrate the City” at Liberty Park

Last June, when more than 30,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into Red Butte Creek and Liberty Park pond during the Red

Utah Files Suit Over Wild Lands Issue

Utah leaders say they are tired of playing games with the federal government. Today the Governor, along with other state leaders announced