Environment Archive

Politics Up Close: Kennecott, Air Quality & the Environment

When you talk about air quality in Utah, the conversation usually turns to Kennecott Utah Copper, the second largest copper producer in

Utah’s New Natural History Museum to Be “Very Green”

The new Utah Museum of Natural History set to open this fall will not only be a place to view many of

Report Says Salt Lake City Is Fifth Worst Polluted

Three Utah cities rank amongst the ten worst in the nation when it comes to wintertime air pollution, according to a new

High Runoff Means Added Dangers at Jordan River

The commission that oversees preservation and improvements along the Jordan River is calling on the public to take extreme caution while recreating

Why Bee Colony Decline Should Concern Everyone

While changes to local ordinances in places like Salt Lake City have made it easier for people to keep backyard beehives, colony

Affordable Green Homes Focus of Renewable Energy Conference Today

Utahns who think they can’t afford an energy-efficient home should think again. That’s one of the main themes of this year’s Utah

Matheson Bill Scrutinizes Impact of EPA Rules

Democratic Utah Congressman Jim Matheson is teaming up with a Republican lawmaker on a bill aimed at scrutinizing rules issued by the

Watchdog Group Calls for Improved Oversight of Dugway Proving Ground

A local watchdog group is calling for both state and federal investigations of an incident at Dugway Proving Ground. In late January

Governor Herbert’s Energy Plan Raises Concern For Some

Governor Gary Herbert is trying to stay one step ahead of rising energy costs. Last week, he unveiled a 10-year energy plan

Jonathan Hoekstra Speaks About “Energy By Design”

Nature Conservancy Senior Scientist Jonathan Hoekstra, lead author of The Atlas of Global Conservation, took part in the 2011 Nature of Things