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1 year after the breach, Great Salt Lake causeway creates mixed feelings

Just over a year ago, Union Pacific crews opened a breach and allowed Great Salt Lake water to exchange between north to south for the first time in three years.


Study: Men less likely to be eco-friendly when they feel unmanly

Make a list of everyday actions that benefit the planet. Recycling might come to mind. Or conserving water. Or driving less.


New Ogden Winter Market to offer locally sourced food, live music

OGDEN — Farmers and food producers work year-round to make their goods, and starting this year, they’ll have another season to vend their goods in Ogden.


Podcasters offer updates on cougars, wolverines and the Great Salt Lake

Reporter Leia Larsen and photographer Benjamin Zack launched “Out Standing in a Field,” a podcast about science and environment in Northern Utah, in September 2016.


Despite the inversion, Utah's air is actually better than it used to be

The Wasatch Front ended 2017 in the thick of another inversion. Meanwhile, Utah Sen. Todd Weiler found himself in a Twitter storm about air quality.


2018 snowpack might be Utah's worst on record, according to Utah Snow Survey

Utah rang in the new year with alarmingly sparse snow cover.


Utah Snow Survey supervisor retires after 3 decades

If ever you needed a colorful quote to describe snow, Randy Julander came through.


Utahns won't garner any federal benefits from pre-paying 2018 property taxes

With the new GOP tax overhaul signed, some have been scrambling this week to file their 2018 state and property taxes early before a new deduction cap begins. 


Online tools inform Utah property owners of environmental disaster risks

For property owners, few things are as devastating as an environmental disaster.

Police & Fire

Fire official: Weber County home a total loss from fire

WEST WEBER — Fire crews battled a house fire in unincorporated Weber County Saturday evening.

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