In the Hive

Rain barrels for water conservation, and the mystery of the Library Square cowboy


All of Utah is in extreme or exceptional drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.

A recent study from UCLA identified the current drought as the deepest dry spell the American West has experienced in more than 1,200 years. Climate change is exacerbating the problem; that same study attributed 42% of the drought to global warming from the burning of fossil fuels.

Today on “In the Hive,” we examine one action Utah residents can take in response: collecting rainwater for residential use.

Plus, later in the show — the mystery of the Library Square cowboy.

Zach Frankel, executive director of the Utah Rivers Council
Marshal Tumbleweed
Kevin Sheridan, deputized audio producer

In the Hive
From local politics, to arts and culture, to history, the environment and beyond, “In the Hive” explores the issues and ideas that tie Utah together. Produced by KCPW Studios
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