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Some national parks and monuments in Utah to increase entrance fees

Bryce Canyon, Zion and Capitol Reef national parks and Cedar Breaks National Monument have or will raise fees.

9 states back Utah ruling tossing federal prairie dog rules

Nine states have stepped into a lawsuit over the Utah prairie dog to support a ruling that animal activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act. Read more »

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Some national parks in Utah to increase fees

Bryce Canyon, Zion and Capitol Reef national parks and Cedar Breaks National Monument have raised or will raise fees for this season. The increases will help fund maintenance and improvement... Read more »

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Tino, the king of Hogle Zoo's jungle, is euthanized

After almost 30 years as the king of the Hogle Zoo's jungle, Tino the gorilla has died. Read more »

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Photo gallery: Aerial views of floodwaters in Texas, Arkansas

ord rains that have submerged highways, flooded homes and led to several deaths in Texas show little signs of diminishing. Read more »

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We're not in Utah anymore — photos of funnel clouds in the Beehive State

People throughout Utah sent in their photos of funnel clouds and hail that hit Utah Wednesday and Thursday. Read more »

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Iconic Martha's Vineyard lighthouse begins move inland

A Martha's Vineyard lighthouse that is among the most endangered historic landmarks in the U.S. began its gradual march back from a rapidly eroding cliffside on Thursday. Read more »

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Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers

Poachers slaughtering elephants in Mozambique cut their population almost in half from 2009 to last year, but in Uganda, elephant numbers are increasing as a result of anti-poaching measures,... Read more »

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US pavilion seeks to be catalyst in food security discussion

Fields of waving grain may have come to symbolize the United States' industrialized agriculture, but the U.S. pavilion at Expo 2015 world's fair is seeking to lead the conversation on how to feed 9... Read more »

May 27, 2015

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Floodwaters deepen in Houston after city gets more rain

Floodwaters deepened across much of Texas on Tuesday as storms dumped almost a foot more of rain on the Houston area, stranding hundreds of motorists and inundating the famously congested highways... Read more »

May 27, 2015

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A mountain submarine? What the heck?

It may sound a bit off-the-wall, but a museum in Colorado has a submarine on exhibit. It was found in 1944 on the bottom of a lake high in the Colorado Rockies. Read more »

May 26, 2015

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US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy: Vases, frescoes

The United States on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts that had been looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in... Read more »

May 26, 2015

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Twister kills 10 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 10 people were killed,... Read more »

May 25, 2015

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The Latest on weather: Governor calls damage 'devastating'

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the damage caused by flash-flooding in Central Texas is "absolutely devastating." Read more »

May 25, 2015

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Zion's trees are dying of old age

It's a trend that might sadden the hearts of millions who love Zion National Park. One of Zion Canyon's most beautiful features is fading away, and the process may be unstoppable. The canopy of... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Saved from Sandy: Shorebird efforts are declared a success

A crash program to restore New Jersey bay and ocean beaches wrecked by Superstorm Sandy appears to have succeeded in saving tens of thousands of shorebirds that otherwise might have died after the... Read more »

May 24, 2015

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Book review: 'Microfarming for Profit' helps gardeners take their hobby into a small business

Dave DeWitt's "Microfarming for Profit: From Garden to Glory" shares the basics of microfarming, from crop types to tools to marketing. Read more »

May 23, 2015

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Open house at Blacksmith Fork Guard Station

The public is invited to attend an open house hosted by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest at the historic Blacksmith Fork Guard Station in Cache County. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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California OKs farmers' historic offer of 25 percent voluntary water cut

California regulators have accepted a historic offer by farmers to make a 25 percent voluntary water cut to avoid deeper mandatory losses during the drought. Read more »

May 22, 2015

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Despite rain, Utahns still have plenty of plans for holiday weekend

Memorial Day weekend will start out rainy for most areas in Utah, with many travelers on the road facing gas prices that have been rising for weeks. But neither appears to be stopping Utahns from... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine

The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park. Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Oil sopped up from California coast rises to 7,700 gallons

Officials say more than 7,700 gallons of oil has been raked, skimmed and vacuumed from a spill that stretches across 9 miles of California coast — just a fraction of the crude that escaped... Read more »

May 21, 2015

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Louisiana black bear could move off threatened-species list

Federal and Louisiana officials say it's time to get the animal that inspired teddy bears off the list of protected species. Read more »

May 20, 2015

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New museum in John Wayne's Iowa hometown celebrates his life

Like many rural communities, the central Iowa city of Winterset has an idyllic town square, variety stores and a historic movie theater. But Winterset also has a unique claim to fame: It's the... Read more »

May 20, 2015

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Fish for free on June 6

June 6 is Free Fishing Day in Utah. Anglers don't need a fishing license to fish in the state that day. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Fishlake National Forest names new supervisor

Mel Bolling has been named the new forest supervisor for Fishlake National Forest, according to the Intermountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service. Read more »

May 19, 2015

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