Issue Section: Environews

EnviroNews: Bison make spring greener

Yellowstone’s migrating bison herds make grass grow more quickly and last longer according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Typicall …

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EnviroNews: Keep your recycling out of the dump

China’s “National Sword” policy, enacted in January 2018, has changed the landscape for recycling in Utah. In the past, the contents of curbside blue bins were loaded into shipping …

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EnviroNews: RIP Legacy Parkway Agreement

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has announced that on January 1, 2020 the 14-mile Legacy Parkway will raise speed limits to 65 miles per hour and allow large semi-truc …

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EnviroNews: Envision Utah Common Good Awards

Envision Utah has announced the 2019 Common Good Awards for people and organizations doing amazing things to make Utah a better place now and in the future. The winners are (drumro …

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EnviroNews: Just say no to Little Colorado River Dam

A coalition of environmental groups has filed a Motion to Intervene in order to stop a private company from damming the Little Colorado River on Navajo lands in Arizona (The Navajo …

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EnviroNews: Navajo generating station closes

The largest coal-fired power plant in the Four Corners region has been shuttered due to the low price of natural gas. The Navajo Generating Station burned 24,000 tons of coal per d …

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EnviroNews: Utah oil and gas watchdogs foster ‘culture of noncompliance’

For decades Utah’s oil and gas industry has gone largely unregulated due to a “culture of  noncompliance” in the Oil and Gas Program. The program, under the Division of Oil, Gas an …

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EnviroNews: BLM leases suspended for ignoring climate

The Utah Bureau of Land Management has suspended 130 oil and gas leases in Utah in order to analyze impacts from greenhouse gas emissions. The improper leases were challenged by tw …

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EnviroNews: Republicans plotting public land grab

In October Utah Senator Mike Lee (R) invited a group of Republican senators and other politicians to Moab, Utah trying to persuade them to hand over federal public lands to the Sta …

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EnviroNews: More threats to national parks

Thanks to public outcry the National Park Service quickly withdrew an order issued last September that would have allowed ATVs into Utah national parks. But that doesn’t mean the T …

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EnviroNews: Wildlands tourism booming in Utah

Utah’s national parks, state parks and ski resorts experienced record visitation in 2018. A new report from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute says that visitors spent $1.2 billio …

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EnviroNews: Dewatering GSL Could Cost Billions

Allowing the Great Salt Lake to dry up could not only suck billions of dollars out of Utah’s economy but actually reduce water supplies, according to a new report from the Great Sa …

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EnviroNews: Update: Lake Powell Pipeline

The Utah Division of Water Resources has withdrawn an application to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for the Lake Powell Pipeline, a multi-billion dollar project to …

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EnviroNews: Trump Administration opens Utah parks to ATVs

** Nov. 18 update: The law was scrapped by the National Park Service one week before going into effect. ATV’s are still banned from National Parks.** The City of Moab, Town of Cast …

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EnviroNews: Salt Lake students join climate strike

On September 20, a few thousand people marched from the  City-County Building to the Capitol participating in the student-led Global Climate Strike called by 16-year-old Swedish ac …

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