Environment

Environment

It's time to move Utah's pioneer-era water law into 21st century, advisors say

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When Utah's water law was officially codified in 1903, Great Salt Lake was largely viewed as a waste because of its high salinity and lack of fish. Today, the lake represents a paradox in thinking about water in the West.


Environment

Weber County recycling sees a bright spot

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A shake-up from overseas drove recycling costs up and, once officials in China decided to stop taking certain materials, Utahns had to re-learn what to toss in their blue bins. Ogdenites were apparently slow to clean up their act, with audits finding nearly half of the recycling stream was unusable...


Politics

Roy weighs recycling program, elimination possible if it gets too costly

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North Ogden faced a similar dilemma — an increasing global issue as recycling costs rise — ultimately opting to boost trash-collection rates to cover increasing costs. 


State

Plans for gravel pit near Capitol Reef National Park nixed

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah officials have reached a deal to sell a land parcel to a group of residents instead of a construction company, effectively scrapping plans for a gravel pit near Capitol Reef National Park. The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration approved a $525,000...


Environment

Utah wildlife officials again seek bigger cougar hunt

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Cougar hunting quotas are causing an uproar in Utah.


Environment

Podcasters debunk myths and explore interesting lives of Utah's bats

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Bats are one of the most prolific types of mammals in the world, but you might not know it since they spend most of their time quietly hunting insects in the dark.


Environment

Milky substance flowing through North Ogden stirs environmental concerns

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The takeaway? Don’t dump weird materials in storm gutters.

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