Environment

Volunteers gather at Pedal and Pick at Jordan Park in Salt Lake City on Saturday, April 20, 2024. P...
Mariah Maynes

How did April 22 become Earth Day?

20 million Americans took part in the first Earth Day in 1970. Nowadays, the event is a global affair.
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An assortment of vegan, organic, locally sourced, and wild caught food products all using plastic p...
Associated Press

How one grocery shopper takes steps to avoid ‘pointless plastic’

Nature wraps bananas and oranges in peels. But in some modern supermarkets, they're bagged or wrapped in plastic too. For one shopper, it's too much.
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FILE: Joana Abeel holds her daughter, Penelope Abeel, at the Draper City Splash Pad during a heat w...
Alexandrea Bonillla and Simone Seikaly

Above-normal temperatures expected for Utah summer

Summer weather predictions point to a La Niña weather pattern which will bring warm temperatures and dry conditions to Utah.
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parleys canyon quarry as it looks now...
Peter Johnston

Critics continue opposition to Parleys Canyon quarry proposal

Controversy over a proposed quarry in Parleys Canyon continues, months after two versions of the proposal died in the legislature.
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High amounts of spring runoff cause swelling of rivers across the state....
Adam Small

Spring runoff causes fast-moving rivers, officials urge caution

Spring runoff is once again in full effect and Utah's rivers, streams and creeks are moving high and fast.
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The search is underway for 25-year-old Tobias Braaten who planned to hike on the Fernwood Trail Fri...
Devin Oldroyd

Fernwood Trail Hiker found Sunday

Tobias Braaten, who went missing near the Fernwood Trail on Saturday, was found safe, hungry, and "in good spirits" on Sunday.
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Utah's water supply is doing well. Promontory Point during an EcoFlight around the Great Salt Lake....
Adam Small

Salt Lake having very dry April, but Utah’s water supply is still in top-notch shape

Utah's water supply is growing but Salt Lake City received a dry start to April. Utah might have something to worry about if May is dry.
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Students participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new West Lake Jr. High building in 2022...
Kyle Remund

West Lake Jr. High rebuilds after 2020 earthquake

After being severely damaged in 2020, West Lake Jr. High is being rebuilt with earthquake safety in mind. KSL's Dave and Dujanovic interviewed Ben Horsley of Granite School District about how the new building is being brought up to seismic code and how the district is preparing for future emergencies.
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Yellow wildflowers bloom on the green shores of Little Dell Reservoir. A sunset in the background....
Mariah Maynes

Wildflower season is blooming. Where and how to take in the views

Wildflower season is beginning in Utah. Where can you see them? How do you view them responsibly?
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Weed block is used as a landscaping and xeriscaping project is installed in Layton on Thursday, Jun...
Allessandra Harris Gurr

Landscaping projects picking up pace as weather gets warmer

Jeff Mott, owner of Mott's Landscaping, said people often start big landscaping projects in the summertime. 
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A car is filled at a gas pump in Sandy on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. Hurricane season could affect ga...
Britt Johnson

Hurricane season could mean bad news for Utah gas prices

Hurricane season is expected to be intense this year, and while none of them should hit Utah rising gas prices probably will. 
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FILE -- Ducks and geese swim in Spring Lake in Payson on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. Millions have bee...
Britt Johnson

Millions raised for habitat restoration in the state

It's been a record breaking fundraising year for habitat restoration here in Utah.  The Utah Conservation Permit Program raised a record $4.8 million.
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FILE: Caution tape surrounds the VFW building on Magna’s Main Street on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, ...
Curt Gresseth

How an earthquake impacts homes and buildings 

A structural engineer discusses how an earthquake rattles homes and buildings.
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A clear plastic cup from Starbucks features new black and white fill lines....
Jordan Valinsky, CNN

Starbucks plastic cups are getting a makeover

Starbucks has announced an environmentally friendly redesign of its plastic cups.
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Earthquake shows on Seismometer...
Peter Johnston

Higher-magnitude earthquake is coming to Utah, warns expert

One expert is warning Utah to be prepare for a higher-magnitude earthquake then the 5.7 magnitude one that hit in 2020.
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A fourth grade student sits under her desk during the 2023 Great Utah ShakeOut drill....
Adam Small

Great Utah ShakeOut: State’s largest earthquake drill happens today

The state's largest earthquake drill, the Great Utah ShakeOut, happens today. It will help people across the state prepare for earthquakes.
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The nearly complete giant jawbone is shown along with the jawbone (middle and bottom) found by Paul...
Ashley Strickland, CNN

Fossil discovery by 11-year-old is the largest known marine reptile, study says

A jawbone found on a beach along the English coast belonged to a newfound species that’s likely the largest known marine reptile.
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YCGSL members India Elliott, Braxton Kozerski, Marley Boonkham, Liam Mountain LaMalfa, Adam Newton ...
Vanessa Hudson

‘Great Salt Lake is our future’: Utah youth aim to inform, collaborate and inspire change

This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a journalism initiative partnering news, education and media organizations to record the plight of the lake.
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SLCPD is reminding anyone in the city this weekend to be mindful of travel impacts during the Salt ...
Devin Oldroyd

Salt Lake City Marathon will cause travel impacts, SLCPD warns

SLCPD is reminding anyone in the city this weekend to be mindful of travel impacts during the Salt Lake City Marathon.
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an aerial photo shows the great salt lake, water level outlook is looking good for the lake...
Adam Small

The Great Salt Lake has a chance to be healthy again for the first time in over a decade

The water level in the Great Salt Lake is 1.5 feet from the tail-end of its healthy range of 4,196 to 4,200 feet.
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Motorists travel under a wildlife crossing bridge spanning I-80 in Parleys Canyon on Tuesday, Oct. ...
Eric Cabrera

Park City group disappointed in UDOT’s wildlife crossing decision

A Park City advocacy group spent years trying to convince the Utah Department of Transportation to build a wildlife crossing on SR 224, between Kimball Junction and Park City. Now they are trying to figure out why UDOT decided to nix the idea.
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buildings are destroyed following an earthquake...
Curt Gresseth

Great Utah Shakeout: How to make your home earthquake-safe

An adviser discusses how to make your home safe for the Great Utah Shakeout.
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two skiers shown, ski industry in utah has a big economic impact...
Sam Herrera

LISTEN: How the ski industry in Utah impacts the state

Anyone in Utah knows how big the ski industry is, but do they know what it means for the state's economy?
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A promotional pre-release copy of Everest, Inc., provided by Gallery Books, sits next to a cup of c...
Mariah Maynes

‘Everest, Inc.’ highlights the business of adventure toward the top of Everest

Will Cockrell's new book Everest, Inc. gives a look into the recent history of climbing and guiding on Mount Everest.
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