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Adam Small

UHP urges drivers to slow down around elk, other wildlife

SALT LAKE CITY — The area around Foothill Drive and Parley’s Canyon is seemingly gaining popularity among herds of elk, as they have been seen every day since they were first spotted in late January. Unfortunately, the busy roads in that area have led to multiple crashes involving the animals like elk. Now, Utah Highway […]
2 days ago
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Simone Seikaly

Elk herd again on the move near Foothill Drive and Parley’s Canyon

Drivers near Foothill Drive and Parley's Canyon were warned to remain vigilant as officials worked to move the herd.
2 days ago
A herd of elk ended up on the roadways near I-80 and Foothill Boulevard on Thursday, Jan 26, 2023. ...
Mark Jones

Four elk killed as herd gets too close to I-215 and I-80

Four elk were killed Wednesday after a herd of elk got too close to I-215 and I-80. Two of the elk were struck and killed by vehicles. The other two had to be euthanized after being hit.
4 days ago
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Simone Seikaly

Elk, again, tried to cross roads near I-215/I-80 interchange in SLC

The Utah Department of Transportation reports that a herd of around 40 elk is stranded on the east bench.
4 days ago
wildlife...
Hugo Rikard-Bell

Why is there an increase of wildlife in SLC neighborhoods?

If you've seen an increase of wildlife in your neighborhoods, you're not the only one. Weather patterns are putting animals on the move.
6 days ago
A herd of elk was crossing lanes of westbound I-80 in Salt Lake City on Thursday....
Elizabeth Weiler

Herd of elk pushed away from I-80 and moved back into mountains

The animals had moved down the mountain looking for food according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.
10 days ago
The Utah Division of WIldlife Resources has begun to provide emergency feed 
 to deer in Rich and S...
Mark Jones

DWR providing emergency feed to deer in northern Utah

Biologists with the Utah Division of Natural Resources has begun to provide emergency feed to deer in Rich and Summit counties. The feed is necessary due to the deep snowpacks in northern Utah.
13 days ago
Image of the Fender's Blue Butterfly (Photo courtesy of The Nature Conservancy)...
Zoe Sottile, CNN

This butterfly was once thought extinct. Now it’s off the endangered species list

The Fender's blue butterfly has fluttered away from the brink of extinction. The species was reclassified from "endangered" to "threatened".
15 days ago
Green plants growing in rectangular soil bed...
Michelle Lee

Choosing what seeds to plant in your garden

SALT LAKE CITY – Sheriden Hansen, extension assistant professor and horticulturist at the Utah State University Botanical Center, joined Maria and Taun on the KSL Greenhouse Show to discuss how she decides what seeds to plant in her garden. “There’s usually a story associated with some of the plants that I select,” Sheriden said. She […]
16 days ago
freshwater fish...
Alexandrea Bonilla

Freshwater fish may impact your health, new study reports.

According to a study published in the Journal Environmental Research, freshwater fish in the continental United States contain high levels of PFAs.
16 days ago
Iguanas typically begin to lose mobility when temperatures reach 50 degrees. Below that, the cold c...
Holly Yan and Allison Chinchar, CNN

Watch out for falling iguanas over your head

Iguanas are coldblooded animals. And when they get super cold, they have a tendency to topple over from trees and plunge to the ground.
21 days ago
Gov. Spencer Cox is pictured....
Ben Winslow

‘On my watch we are not allowing the lake to go dry,’ Utah’s governor says of Great Salt Lake

This article is published through The Great Salt Lake Collaborative: A Solutions Journalism Initiative, a partnership of news, education and media organizations that aims to inform readers about the Great Salt Lake. SALT LAKE CITY –Governor Spencer Cox said he will not let the Great Salt Lake go dry, pledging new measures to prop it […]
23 days ago
The avian flu was detected in wild birds in 13 Utah Counties....
Aubri Wuthrich

Avian flu kills wild birds in four more counties in Utah

The avian flu was detected in wild birds in 13 Utah Counties.
24 days ago
egg cartons are pictured in a store fridge, there is currently an egg shortage...
Hugo Rikard-Bell and Randall Jeppsen

Bird flu causing egg shortage, high prices

An egg shortage is causing steep price increases in local grocery stores. The shortage comes as a result from rampant bird flu in poultry populations.
26 days ago
As bald eagles make their way to Utah, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has four events for ...
Waverly Golden

Bald eagles make their way to Utah, DWR has four events to see them

As bald eagles make their way to Utah, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources has four events for you to see and learn more about the bird.
1 month ago
Prairie Dogs...
Heather Kelly and Elizabeth Weiler

Utah prairie dogs’ comeback forces change to state management

Populations of the Utah prairie dog have increased 3-fold since they were listed as endangered in 1973.
1 month ago
The Utah Department of Transportation, UDOT, is seeking public opinion on an environmental study pr...
Waverly Golden

UDOT begins environmental study for Kimball Junction area, seeks input

The Utah Department of Transportation, UDOT, is seeking public opinion on an environmental study project in the Kimball Junction area. 
1 month ago
FILE - Bison roam outside Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, Mont., on March 17, 2011. Thirteen...
The Associated Press

Thirteen bison dead after truck hits herd near Yellowstone National Park

An accident Friday involving a semi and two other vehicles resulted in the deaths of thirteen bison on Friday near Yellowstone National Park.
1 month ago
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Michelle Lee

A beautiful waterwise garden in the backyard

SALT LAKE CITY – It’s time to escape into a beautiful backyard garden. A couple weeks ago, Maria and Taun toured Andrea Simondi’s waterwise garden in Spanish Fork, Utah. Andrea has interest in waterwise gardening, so she has her own right in her backyard. Her waterwise garden is massive and has a wide variety of […]
1 month ago
ice fishing...
Elizabeth Weiler

Ice fishing tournaments happening in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The winter sport of ice fishing will now be open to spectators as ice fishing tournaments pop up all over the state. Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources has announced 10 different ice fishing tournaments that it will be sponsoring or hosting.  The DWR advised that a valid Utah fishing license is […]
2 months ago
Annually, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources restocks local waterbodies around the state with ...
Hugo Rikard-Bell

The Division of Wildlife Resources rock water levels in Utah lakes by adding millions of fish

Annually, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources restocks local waterbodies around the state with fish to enhance the angling experience and boost native fish populations.
2 months ago
Utah Department of Public Safety pilot Luke Bowman talks with media about the mission to rescue peo...
Mark Jones

Pilot says Thursday’s DNR helicopter crash could have been worse

A helicopter crash Thursday in the La Sal mountains could have been worse, according to the chief pilot at Utah's Department of Public Safety Aero-Bureau.
2 months ago
The 200-pound skull will go on sale at Sotheby's auction house in New York on December 9. (Photo co...
Amarachi Orie, CNN

T. rex skull could sell for $20 million at auction

A Tyrannosaurus rex skull is expected to fetch up to $20 million at auction next month, according to Sotheby's. The skull, named Maximus, is one of the most complete of its kind ever found, the auction house said in a press release Tuesday.
2 months ago
Utah Roadkill Reporter is a new app helping reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions. Available on Google...
Devin Oldroyd

DWR and UDOT introducing new app Utah Roadkill Reporter

Utah Roadkill Reporter is a new app helping reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions. Available on Google Play and the App store now.
2 months ago

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