Environment

"tree work here" sign pictured on a rose park streed...
Eric Cabrera

Rose Park street losing half its trees, upsetting some residents

Residents of a Rose Park apartment complex are upset. Twenty trees on their street are set to be cut down this week.
10 hours ago
school bus is snowy, cache county school district apologized for not having a snow day...
Jessica Lowell

Cache County School District apologizes for not holding a snow day

The Cache County School District decided to hold a regular school day on Tuesday despite weather conditions. 
11 hours ago
FILE: Great Salt Lake as seen from the marina in August 2023.  (Adam Small, KSL NewsRadio)...
Adam Small

New bill seeks to study creating a centralized place for Utah water data

A Utah lawmaker is pushing legislation to fund a study that would examine Utah's potential to create a place to hold all of the state's water data.
15 hours ago
Motorists travel under a wildlife crossing bridge spanning I-80 in Parleys Canyon on Tuesday, Oct. ...
Mariah Maynes

Save People Save Wildlife urges creation of wildlife passageway on SR 224

Save People Save Wildlife has urged Park City's council to add a wildlife passageway on S.R. 224 to its 2024 strategic plan. The organization presented its case to the council on February 15. 
2 days ago
Motorists drive in the rain in Millcreek on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024....
Adam Small

Utah expected to get more rain and snow this week

An atmospheric river making its way to Utah will bring rain to the valley and snow to the mountains throughout this week.
2 days ago
Natural Resources...
Alexandrea Bonilla

Utah Division of Natural Resources wants to combine police agencies

The Utah Division of Natural Resources is seeking to combine its four law enforcements agencies into one unit.
2 days ago
Exercise particularly reduced risk of death for women, according to the data....
Madeline Holcombe, CNN

Women might lower their risk for cardiovascular disease by twice the amount as men with exercise

The benefits of exercise are great for everyone – but may be even better for women, according to a new study.
2 days ago
Catherine Rigby dies in avalanche...
Associated Press

Catherine ‘Kasha’ Rigby, a renowned telemark skier, dies in avalanche in Kosovo

Renowned skier and Utah resident, Catherine 'Kasha' Rigby died in an avalanche in Kosovo. She was 54 years old.
3 days ago
great salt lake is pictured, a new trust and commissioner for it are on the horizon...
Peter Johnston

Resolution asks municipalities to boost water conservation efforts

A new resolution aims to promote conservation efforts in cities and counties to reduce the impact on farmers.
3 days ago
The shore of Utah Lake....
Adam Small

Bill regarding a controversial, failed Utah Lake project advances

A Utah Senate Committee unanimously supported legislation that seeks to undo a 2018 law that helped clear the way for a controversial project on Utah Lake.
3 days ago
The first thing Sheriden wants you to consider is to only plant what you know you will eat. (Canva)...
Michelle Lee

Tips for gardening efficiently in small spaces

If you live on a small property, it can be challenging to build a nice, substantial garden for yourself. Fortunately, Horticulturist Sheriden Hansen has some tips.
6 days ago
three skiers on lift shown, snow in utah expected today...
Peter Johnston

Skiers rejoice! A foot of snow is coming to the northern Wasatch Mountains

Brighton, Park City and Solitude will see more than a foot of snow drop today, according to Ski Utah.
6 days ago
Brine shrimp...
Amie Schaeffer

Brine shrimp cyst collection at Great Salt Lake up over 50%. Is the berm to thank?

About 29 million pounds of brine shrimp cysts were harvested at the lake this past season, a huge increase from the year before.
6 days ago
Motorists drive in the rain in Millcreek on Feb. 7. Mountain snow and valley rain are back in Utah'...
Carter Williams

Advisory issued as rain and snow return to Utah

The advisory states that some high-elevation locations may end up with another foot of snow or more over the next few days.
7 days ago
Kelby Johnson stands next to a sand filtration system for drip irrigation on his 100-acre farm in B...
Carter Williams, KSL.COM

Utah passes agriculture water optimization measure, weighs another change

A Utah bill tied to agriculture water optimization was passed Wednesday another advanced through a committee.
7 days ago
Great Salt Lake shown, a new bill would help the lake during good water years...
Adam Small

Utah lawmakers advance bill to help Great Salt Lake in good water years

The bill is about as timely as it gets, the Great Salt Lake Basin is looking at a lot of favorable factors to start 2024.
8 days ago
A mountain lion first seen on the campus of USU on Tuesday morning later made their way to a nearby...
Alexandrea Bonilla

Mountain lion spotted at USU on Tuesday was found, captured

The mountain lion was first spotted on the USU campus, lounging in a tree near the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
8 days ago
Difficult terrain signs read "John Paul," "Wildflower Downhill," and "Grizzly Downhill," directing ...
Mariah Maynes

Man dies as a result of injures from skiing off cliff outside Snowbasin

The skier was in the Mt. Ogden Bowl which features access to extreme cliffs, according to local officials.
9 days ago
Image of a long-eared owl being cared for at the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah in...
GABRIELLE SHIOZAWA

LISTEN: Utah’s largest wildlife rehabilitation facility faces uncertain future

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah has to vacate, and only has a few weeks to find new digs.
10 days ago
FILE: Senate President Stuart Adams, R-Layton, presides over the Senate at the Capitol in Salt Lake...
Adam Small

Utah lawmakers advance bill that seeks water sources outside state lines

The bill would create a Water District Water Development Council, which would be charged with looking for new Utah water sources.
10 days ago
Snow covers the mountains during an early season snowstorm in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Thursday,...
Mariah Maynes

One injured in skier-triggered avalanche in Little Cottonwood Canyon

A skier-triggered avalanche injured one skier in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday. 
10 days ago
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Adam Small

Avalanche conditions remain considerably dangerous in some areas

According to the Utah Avalanche Center, the danger for people to trigger avalanches is 'considerable' in the mountains from Salt Lake to Provo, and in the Uintahs.
10 days ago
Salton Sea dust storm...
Saige Miller, KUER

Lakebed dust is a worry in Utah. For California’s Salton Sea, it’s a full-blown problem

Lakebed dust from the Salton Sea is so bad, residents of Coachella Valley say many of them have asthma or allergies.
10 days ago
Great Salt Lake shore...
Adam Small

Bill aimed at Great Salt Lake mineral extraction unanimously passes Utah House committee following heated discussion

The bill aims to have companies who are major water users in the Great Salt Lake Basin, follow similar rules and restrictions that have been placed on other users.
12 days ago