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Environment

Utahns can cut grass and emissions this spring with electric lawn mower exchange

There are still a few weeks before Utahns will start thinking about lawn maintenance, but local health and sustainability experts want residents to consider trimming their emissions along with their grass.


Environment

Climate change expert uses art, music to communicate scientific concerns

Rob Davies is an accomplished scientist. He worked in Russia helping with the International Space Station. He researched quantum optics in Oxford, England. He’s now an associate professor at Utah State University in the Department of Physics.


Environment

Utah lawmakers push for tougher penalties against trucks 'rolling coal'

A bill working its way through the Utah Legislature would bring stiffer fines and bolster enforcement for diesel vehicles intentionally modified to blow smoke.


Environment

Utah's 2018 snowpack and runoff forecast looks somber

Utah’s winter remains on track to be one of the worst in state history.


Environment

Box Elder lawmaker has mixed feelings about pushing Promontory landfill approval

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated what waste Promontory Point Resources would accept and when the state received a permit application. We regret the errors. 


Environment

Public event planned for discussion on Promontory Point landfill

A landfill is likely coming to the shores of the Great Salt Lake, and environmental advocates have planned a public meeting for Tuesday night to discuss its implications.


Food

3 local meat processors you can support in Northern Utah

3 local meat processors you can support in Northern Utah


Environment

How would Promontory Point Landfill benefit most Utahns? Not much, it seems

A proposed large landfill on the southern tip of the Great Salt Lake’s Promontory Point is generating a lot of public interest, particularly as it nears fruition. 


Environment

Out Standing in a Field podcast: Updates on Utah pelicans, space travel, more

The “Out Standing in a Field” podcasters — reporter Leia Larsen and photographer Benjamin Zack — touch base with a few more scientists for updates on their favorite episodes.


Environment

Global shifts in recycling market creating mess for Northern Utah

This month, China officially slapped the U.S. with a ban on some recyclable materials and tougher standards for accepting others. The impacts are already starting to pile up, including in Weber County.


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