Environment

Utah a haven for a dazzling variety of birds, even in the backyard

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For 20 years, bird lovers from all corners have flocked to Northern Utah for the Great Salt Lake...

Environment

Researchers need public's help searching for Utah fireflies

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Scientists with BYU are working to study the bugs’ genetics to see how different pockets found in Utah relate to the bigger firefly family tree. Locals can contribute to this research by reporting where they see fireflies and when.


Environment

Utah a haven for a dazzling variety of birds, even in the backyard

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For 20 years, bird lovers from all corners have flocked to Northern Utah for the Great Salt Lake Bird Festival. And for 20 years, Arnold Smith has shown visitors the bounty of birds that live beyond the lake — over the Wasatch Mountains, high in Morgan County.


Environment

Rocky Mountain Power offering customers a discount on new electric vehicles

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The company announced the second year of its Live Electric EV Discount program, which provides $3,000 off a 2018 Nissan Leaf. The discount is open to all Rocky Mountain customers and all state employees. It’s part of a larger initiative to curb emissions and get more electric vehicles on Utah...


Environment

North Ogden officials support trash fee hike to save recycling program

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Likewise, residents are willing to pay more if needed, to a limit, according to an informal city poll.


Environment

Students get Utah lawmakers to acknowledge climate change and need for action

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The “Concurrent Resolution on Environmental and Economic Stewardship” calls for using sound science when it comes to the environment. And it reached Gov. Gary Herbert’s desk because of the efforts of hundreds of high school students.


Environment

North Ogden mulls 49-cent hike in trash fees to cover recycling costs

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The action stems from the reduced value of recyclables, and officials had even mulled eliminating the recycling program altogether.


Agriculture

Most Americans unaware of abundant bees buzzing in their backyards

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Utah might be known as the “Beehive State,” but people tend to know very little about the bees that call our area home.


Environment

Ogden's growing plant-based culture means vegan food for everyone

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The plant-based trend has rooted itself in Ogden’s food scene, with burgeoning vegan-only businesses and established restaurants growing their vegan options. It’s now easy to find vegan cookies, vegan bar food, vegan pizza, vegan tacos and vegan lattes.


Environment

Xeriscaping: How to create a water-wise, colorful yard in Utah's dry climate

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Local experts offer tips on creating a water-efficient landscape that’s full of color, texture and seasonal interest.


Environment

Weber County's summer smog declared in non-compliance for ozone pollution

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Tuesday that Weber County and six other counties along the Wasatch Front and in the Uinta Basin are in non-compliance for ozone pollution.


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