In this photo provided by the Soundwatch Boater Education Program the dorsal fin of a young humpbac...
Manuel Valdes, Associated Press

Photographs capture humpback whale’s Seattle visit, breaching in waters in front of Space Needle

Pictures released by a conservation group Soundwatch Boater Education Program show a young humpback whale breaching in front of the Space Needle as it visited the waters off Seattle last week, capturing a rare display of wildlife next to a major city.
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A Gondola Works sign that has graffiti on it in is pictured near Little Cottonwood Canyon on Wednes...
Mark Jones

Group opposed to Little Cottonwood gondola project files lawsuit

A group opposing the Little Cottonwood Canyon gondola project has filed a lawsuit, citing environmental concerns.
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Overlook of Maze Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. (Kait Thomas/National Park Service)...

Pilots flying tourists over national parks face new rules

Fewer airplanes and helicopters will be flying tourists over Mount Rushmore and other national monuments and parks as new regulations take effect that are intended to protect the serenity of some of the nation's most beloved natural areas.
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Mike Anderson

Rising population contributes to Utah’s air pollution, but air quality is improving over the long term

Experts say that despite poor air quality Thursday, pollution is decreasing in Utah over the long term thanks to reduced per-capita emissions.
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The inversion as seen from Salt Lake City on Nov. 29, 2023. (Jack Grimm, KSL TV)...

A storm and inversion relief is on its way to Utah

People should be able to breathe a little bit easier this weekend. A major winter storm is expected to dump snow all over Northern Utah and clear out the nasty air.
5 days ago
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Luke Seaver

Rockfall in Canyonlands closes White Rim Road

A large rockfall over the weekend in Canyonlands National Park has resulted in the closure of a section of the White Rim Road.
7 days ago
An irrigation control wheel to allow or prevent water from running through ditches...
Dan Rascon and Larry D. Curtis

Great Salt Lake: Utah farmers adapting to survive drought, changing water laws

According to the USDA, more than 500 Utah farms went out of business between 2017 and 2022 while Utah goes through decades of drought. New Utah laws change a long-standing policy of 'use it or lose it.'
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In this undated photo released by Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, a newly born Sum...
Edna Tarigan, Associated Press

A critically endangered Sumatran rhino named Delilah successfully gives birth in Indonesia

A critically endangered Sumatran rhino was born in Indonesia’s western island Sumatra on Saturday, becoming the second Sumatran rhino born in the country this year.
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In this Feb. 18, 2009 file photo, feral pigs roam near a Mertzon, Texas ranch. Minnesota, North Dak...
Steve Karnowski, Associated Press

A population of hard-to-eradicate ‘super pigs’ in Canada is threatening to invade the US

Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana and other northern states are making preparations to stop an invasion of wild pigs from Canada. Wild pigs already cause around $2.5 billion in damage to U.S. crops every year, mostly in southern states like Texas.
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meetinghouse landscaping...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Church implements ‘important’ landscape pilot program to cut water use

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has redesigned the landscape outside six of its Utah meetinghouses and is working to complete a seventh as it seeks to move forward with new conservation goals first outlined last year at the height of the state's severe drought.
13 days ago
President Chee shows KSL 5 News photographer the artesian well. (Erin Cox, KSL TV)...
Erin Cox

Water project to bring running water to southern Utah community for the first time

A community in southern Utah has been living for years without running water. Last year, they integrated electricity into their homes, and now they face the challenge of designing a water line around some archaeological sites.
22 days ago
Mike Schultz...
Mike Anderson

Lawmaker promotes water conservation, sustainable farming

A state legislator says he's investing a lot of money into making his farmland more sustainable, and he wants other farmers to know the state can help them do the same.
25 days ago
Keālia Pond National Wildlife Refuge. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service-Pacific Region)...
Audrey McAvoy

Wildlife refuge pond in Hawaii mysteriously turns bright pink. Drought may be to blame

A pond in Hawaii has turned so bubble-gum pink it could be from the set of “Barbie.”
25 days ago
snow at Snowbird...
Carter Williams, KSL.com 

Utah resort delays opening day, some unsure when to open after mild October

A storm that moved through Utah on Tuesday dumped as much as 11 inches of snow at Alta Ski Area, the latest of a handful of off-and-on systems that have pelted Utah's mountains with snow since early September.
26 days ago
FILE - A surfer rides a wave in the Atlantic Ocean in Biarritz, southwestern France, Oct. 7, 2023. ...
Melina Walling, The Associated Press

Red hot October almost guarantees 2023 will be the hottest year on record

This October was the hottest on record globally, 1.7 degrees Celsius (3.1 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the pre-industrial average for the month — and the fifth straight month with such a mark in what will now almost certainly be the warmest year ever recorded.
27 days ago
Great Salt Lake wetlands...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Great Salt Lake trust issues $8.5M to 8 projects seeking to protect lake’s wetlands

The Great Salt Lake Watershed Enhancement Trust announced Tuesday that it is sending a little more than $8.5 million in grant funds over the next two years to help fund projects that seek to preserve wetlands by the Great Salt Lake.
27 days ago
Guardsman pass...
Andrew Adams

Snow closes Guardsman Pass for season, visitors enjoy early taste of winter

An early season snowstorm led the Utah Department of Transportation to close Guardsman Pass for the season Tuesday as visitors to the canyon got their first taste of winter.
28 days ago
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Debbie Worthen

Now is the time to get your yard ready for winter, expert says

As the weather is set to change, now is the time to get the final winter preparation done on your yard to make sure it survives the cold, harsh conditions around the corner.
29 days ago
Green loop pop-up...
Katija Stjepovic

More public comment requested for SLC Green Loop project

The city is still asking residents to share their thoughts as they move forward with a big project that will create more green spaces downtown.
1 month ago
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Alex Cabrero

Gas-powered leaf blowers exchange program launched to help clean the air

A program was launched Wednesday in which people can turn a gas-powered leaf blower for a voucher for a new electric-powered leaf blower.
1 month ago
Alan Mazzotti walks through one of his pumpkin fields Oct. 26, 2023, in Hudson, Colo. For some pump...
Associated Press

Water woes, hot summers and labor costs are haunting pumpkin farmers in the West

For some pumpkin growers in states like Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, this year's pumpkin crop was a reminder of the water challenges hitting agriculture across the Southwest and West as human-caused climate change exacerbates drought and heat extremes.
1 month ago
Paul Larsen City Creek Canyon...
Lauren Steinbrecher

Most of City Creek Canyon will close beginning Nov. 1

People who like to hike or bike up City Creek Canyon will need to prepare for a huge closure that will last for three years, starting next week.
1 month ago
Vertical planters...
Mike Anderson

Provo company builds ‘farm of the future’ concept to save water

A startup in Utah County is building farms vertically, and the father-son team said it can save 90% of the water that is otherwise lost.
1 month ago
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Mary Culbertson

How to winterize your home on a budget

Meteorologists reports show the first freeze to be the end of October. How you can prepare your home for winter without breaking the bank.
1 month ago

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