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Cleaner air: Summer storms scrub ozone pollution

A healthy pattern of storm activity has helped reduce the Wasatch Front's ground-level ozone pollution.

Summer storms scrub ozone pollution

A healthy pattern of storm activity in recent weeks has helped reduce the Wasatch Front's ground-level ozone pollution. Humidity and cloud cover are chasing it away, making skies clear of the... Read more »

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100,000 elephants killed in Africa, study finds

Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent's death rate of the world's largest mammals because of an increased demand for... Read more »

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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air

Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from... Read more »

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Party in the Park: Conservation Garden Park event aims to educate

The Conservation Garden Park, at Jordan Valley, hosted a Party in the Park Saturday. The event featured music, art, food and several education booths that spoke to the park's goal of educating the... Read more »

Aug. 16, 2014

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New grant money helps combat air pollution

A new round of funding bolstered by money from the Utah Legislature is helping businesses, schools and individuals do what they can to curtail emissions and help clear the Wasatch Front of harmful... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Day hikes as Rocky Mountain National Park turns 100

No adjectives can do Rocky Mountain National Park justice. The jagged snow-draped peaks, rocky tundra, green valleys, and roaring waterfalls render exclamation points inadequate. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Tennis club hit by North Salt Lake landslide to reopen

The Eagleridge Tennis and Swim Club plans to open its doors this week after a landslide forced the facility to close more than a week ago. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Google 'Street view' goes undersea to map reefs, wonders

It's easy to go online and get a 360-degree, ground-level view of almost any street in the United States and throughout the world. Soon, scientists hope people will be able to do the same with... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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New road makes trip to Grand Canyon Skywalk faster

Officials from the Hualapai Tribe gathered Tuesday for a ceremonial grand opening of a road that had been a major headache for tourists headed to the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Alta, snowboarders argue in federal court over access to resort

Alta's policy to keep anyone who uses the words "shred, rip or tear" off its slopes unfairly denies snowboarders access to some of best terrain in the Wasatch mountains, an attorney for a group who... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Balancing act in the West: Video showcases Moab land planning process

Enjoy Arches National Park? Dirt biking? Maybe river running is your thing. A land use plan that includes recreation, potash mining, oil and gas drilling and other activities in southeast Utah was... Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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Summer storm dumps hail on Kearns, West Valley

A storm passing over the state Wednesday dropped hailstones an inch in diameter and nearly an inch of rain on residents in Kearns and West Valley City. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Outdoor industry sees Utah as the place to grow for the future

The state’s largest convention is growing, resulting in significant increased economic benefit. About 30,000 manufacturers, retailers and suppliers to the outdoor industry are converging on... Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Scientists ask bird oglers to help study puffins

Wanted: puffinologists. No experience necessary. Read more »

Aug. 6, 2014

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Frustrated North Salt Lake residents in search of answers

North Salt Lake residents in the slide zone want to know why more wasn't done to secure the area when problems surfaced last year, why construction on the hillside was allowed to proceed. Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Ray Grass: 2013-14 ski/snowboard season the 3rd-best in Utah state history

Even after a slow start, Utah's skier/snowboarder total for the 2013-14 season was the third-best on record. In question, however, is the future of Park City Mountain Resort. A judge ruled the... Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Historic deal for Corps dam pollution

For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement that... Read more »

Aug. 5, 2014

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Wild horse groups challenge Wyoming roundup

Wild horse preservation groups are challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plan to remove about 800 horses from areas in southern Wyoming. Read more »

Aug. 4, 2014

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Senators' letter calls for creation of Greater Canyonlands National Monument

A letter signed by 14 U.S. senators urges President Obama to use the Antiquities Act to create a Greater Canyonlands National Monument. A local effort led by a Utah senator is being launched as... Read more »

Aug. 2, 2014

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Dinosaur National Monument wants visitors to be 'cougar aware'

The recent discovery of an animal carcass left behind by a cougar has officials at Dinosaur National Monument reminding visitors about measures they can take to avoid problems with the big cats. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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Bobcat hunting changes proposed

Wildlife biologists are recommending changes that could result in more chances for hunters to take bobcats in Utah this fall. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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Red Cliffs facilities to close for maintenance

Some facilities and areas within Red Cliffs Recreation Area will close beginning Monday through late November for scheduled maintenance. Read more »

Aug. 1, 2014

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US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. Read more »

July 31, 2014

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Residents credit neighbors for protecting home from flooding

It’s cleanup day for residents who live just south of Levan. Rain Tuesday night helped firefighters battling the Levan Fire in Juab County, but it created a mudslide that caused damage to... Read more »

July 30, 2014

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Elegant Louvre Garden in Paris infested with rats

Rats are on the rampage in the elegant garden of the Louvre Museum, so bold they romp on the grass in broad daylight, defying death threats from sanitation workers and scaring tourists. Read more »

July 29, 2014

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