Issue Section: Environews

Environews: Yellowstone Grizzlies in the Crosshairs

Wyoming and Idaho plan to issue licenses for grizzly bear hunting in the greater Yellowstone area, which means bears that wander outside of National Park boundaries could be shot. …

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Environews: Hunting in Bear River Bird Refuge?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to change rules at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in order to open 13,000 acres to hunting.  The change would mean hunting is …

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Environews: Corona Arch Added to National Recreation Trails System

The popular Corona Arch trail near Moab, Utah has been designated as part of the National Recreation Trail (NRT) System. Although Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made a misleading an …

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Environews: Uranium and the Trump Administration

The Trump administration wants to make uranium great again, and that’s bad news for Utah. In May, the U.S. Department of the Interior released an updated list of “critical minerals …

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Tar Sands Vigil Resumes

On June 1 Utah Tar Sands Resistance will begin their 5th year of a protest vigil at PR Springs in the Book Cliffs. The grassroots group is protesting a tar sands strip mine land le …

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Environews: Judge Rules Against Coal Ban

A federal judge has ruled that the city of Oakland, California cannot prevent a private company from developing a port for coal export. In 2016, the Utah Legislature offered to con …

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Environew: More Fighting Over the Colorado River

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts that this year, water from the Colorado River flowing into Lake Powell will be about 46% of average. Management …

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Environews: Utah Has Three Years to Reduce Ozone

The U.S. EPA has given Utah three years to reduce ozone pollution on the Wasatch Front and parts of the Uinta Basin or regulators will be forced to draft a plan to regulate activit …

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Environews: Severe Wildfire Season Expected

Low snowpack could mean an intense wildfire season this summer. Information about active fires, fire restrictions, prevention and preparedness is available on the interagency Utah …

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Environews: San Rafael Swell in danger

Utah’s  congressional delegation has introduced yet another terrible public lands bill, this time trying to grab control over Utah’s San Rafael Swell. In May, Senator Orrin Hatch ( …

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Environews: The Great Old Broad and the Closed Gate

San Juan County is using the courts to harass a woman who is a founding member of Friends of Cedar Mesa and former executive director of Great Old Broads for Wilderness (GOB). Rose …

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Environews: Heat waves in the West: hotter, longer, more often

Salt Lake City is in for some hot weather. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association say that by 2020 human-caused global warming will be the main driver of …

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Environews: State of Wasatch Front air, not so good

The American Lung Association says the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem metropolitan area is among the most polluted in the United States. A report on State of the Air 2018 says that out …

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Environews: Suburbs generate more CO2 than cities

A study of carbon dioxide emissions in Salt Lake City found that new suburban development emits significantly more greenhouse gas than similar population growth within an urbanized …

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Environews: Keep Baldy Bald! (Alta Ski Area Expands)

In April the U.S. Forest Service approved controversial plans for new development at Alta Ski Area. The most obtrusive change would be a tram from Germania Pass to the top of Mount …

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