Environment

The north side beach of Bear Lake, Idaho, as the lake levels rise and over take the beach....
Mike Anderson and Michael Houck, KSL TV

High water levels at Bear Lake mean less beach space this summer

The popular summer vacation spot will have much less beach room because water levels have nearly exceeded Bear Lake.
4 days ago
The Logan Canyon, a year after the major spring runoff that hit the state...
Mike Anderson

Some campgrounds set to reopen for Memorial Day weekend, others still recovering from record runoff

Many campground operators are making the finishing touches before opening for the Memorial Day weekend.
5 days ago
A drone was used to spray Roundup to combat myrtle spurge in March. (Courtesy: Utah Division of Wil...
Lindsay Aerts

Roundup sprayed via drone in Millcreek, Parley’s canyons to kill invasive weed. DWR says it’s needed

The Department of Wildlife Resources recently sprayed pesticides in the foothills of Millcreek and Parley’s canyons to try and kill myrtle spurge, a non-native invasive species of weed, worrying residents and one environmental advocacy group.
5 days ago
water mirroring sky from boat on Great Salt Lake...
By Megan Banta, The Salt Lake Tribune

Here’s how much water is flowing to the Great Salt Lake as the snow melts

About 37% more water is flowing into the Great Salt Lake from its tributaries than in a typical year, according to federal data.
5 days ago
Overhead image of the area around the Bear River Massacre Site that includes the Bear River that fl...
Andrew Christiansen, University of Utah student

‘Cultural healing’: Q&A as restoration at Bear River Massacre Site begins

The restoration of Wuda Ogwa, the site near Preston, Idaho, along the banks of the Bear River, where the Bear River Massacre happened, is underway by the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation.
6 days ago
A portion of western Weber County has been selected as an area for a possible inland port. Nearby h...
Mike Anderson and Mary Culbertson, KSL TV

Massive inland port project targets western Weber County, concerning residents, environmental groups

A portion of western Weber County has been selected as an area for a possible inland port. Nearby homeowners and environmentalist groups are not pleased.
8 days ago
One of several dead squirrels found by a Millcreek resident, leaving many people concerned to what'...
Lindsay Aerts

Dead foxes and squirrels puzzle Millcreek neighborhood

A neighborhood in Millcreek is puzzled by some strange things happening with foxes and squirrels where they live.
11 days ago
Lower Bell Canyon Reservoir is sitting at capacity with a 12-foot depth in its deepest spots this M...
Andrew Adams

Sandy eyes forecast with runoff expected to increase

Eyes were on the forecast Thursday with a key reservoir sitting at capacity, and runoff waters expected to increase in the weeks to come.
12 days ago
A quagga dip tank at Lake Powell, as a boat enters the tank to be decontaminated from quagga mussel...
Mike Anderson

DWR discovers more efficient way to decontaminate boats from quagga mussels

The lines to decontaminate boats from quagga mussels was once hours long, but DWR has developed a new way for boats to exit the line in just minutes.
13 days ago
The Lucin Cutoff is seen in a flight over the Great Salt Lake on April 9. The Great Salt Lake's sou...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Great Salt Lake’s southern arm reaches ‘significant’ level as spring rise slows down

The Great Salt Lake's southern arm has reached a "significant" level before the lake's expected summer drop.
14 days ago
A Mormon cricket in Nevada grass...
Debbie Worthen

Small town swarmed by Mormon crickets; ‘It’s pretty disgusting’

Mormon crickets are a species of insect that has seen a resurgence in recent years due to drought and are out again this year in full force in Northern Nevada and some parts of Utah.
14 days ago
Boats on the surface of the human-made Lake Powell in May 2024. It fills Glen Canyon by way of the ...
Daniel Woodruff

‘Big summer’ expected at Lake Powell as water levels keep rising

Lake Powell is on the rebound after another strong snowpack. While it’s still well below full capacity, the lake is rising a little bit each day, with roughly another 28 feet of water expected by the end of July.
14 days ago
The Colorado River is pictured in Page, Ariz., on March 28, 2021. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)...
Felicia Fonseca, Associated Press

Proposed settlement is first step in securing Colorado River water for 3 Native American tribes

A proposed water rights settlement for three Native American tribes that carries a price tag larger than any such agreement enacted by Congress has taken a major step forward with its introduction to the Navajo Nation Council.
14 days ago
Palestinians jump into the water to cool off during hot weather in Rafah, Gaza on April 19. Jehad (...
Laura Paddison, CNN

A deadly heat wave worsened Gaza’s humanitarian crisis. It was fueled by climate change, new data shows

A deadly heat wave in Gaza in April, which saw punishing temperatures worsen an already dire humanitarian crisis, was made hotter and more likely by the human-caused climate crisis, according to an analysis published Tuesday.
14 days ago
Smoke rises from mutual aid wildfire GCU007 in the Grande Prairie Forest Area near TeePee Creek, Al...
Eric Zerkel, Paradise Afshar and Sara Smart, CNN

Explosive wildfire threatens Canadian town, US gets season’s first dose of smoke

An out-of-control fire exhibiting “extreme fire behavior” is threatening to overrun a small Canadian community as the country’s wildfire season explodes to early life for the second consecutive year.
15 days ago
Salt Lake City firefighters went door-to-door on Saturday morning to spreading the importance of fi...
Alex Cabrero

SLCFD stressing defensible space in wildfire safety message to residences

Salt Lake City firefighters went door-to-door in neighborhoods along the northeast bench on Saturday morning. They were giving flyers to residents letting them know about wildfire safety and the upcoming wildfire season and stressing defensible space.
17 days ago
American white pelicans, Pelecanus erythrorhynchos, in the marshes of Farmington Bay, Great Salt La...
Alex Cabrero

‘It is very exciting’: Pelicans return to Hat Island on the Great Salt Lake

There's something happening on a small island in the Great Salt Lake.. that hasn't happened since 1943.
18 days ago
With recent snow in Salt Lake City, wildfires are not something many residents have to worry about ...
Alex Cabrero

SLCFD is preparing now for potential wildfires in the future

With recent snow in Salt Lake City, wildfires are not something many residents have to worry about right now. However, Salt Lake City firefighters have been.
20 days ago
An American white pelican splashes down at Farmington Bay on May 17, 2020. Over 1,000 pelicans are ...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

Pelicans return to nest at Great Salt Lake island for 1st time in 81 years

About 1,300 American white pelicans were found nesting on Utah's Great Salt Lake's Hat Island during a survey that state wildlife biologists conducted last week.
22 days ago
Journalists and water experts raft down the Moab Daily section of the Colorado River with Holiday R...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

The Colorado River is vital in Utah. Here’s why it’s going to get even more publicity

The Colorado River plays an important role in Utah and across the West. KSL TV is participating in a new collaborative to report on the issues tied to its future.
28 days ago
Hay bales used for dust mitigation in a Salton Sea Management Program project are pictured on appro...
Carter Williams, KSL.com

As Great Salt Lake nears key level, Utah finds inspiration elsewhere to help lake’s recovery

The Great Salt Lake's southern arm reached 4,195 feet elevation at times over the stormy weekend as it nears reaching that figure daily for the first time in five years.
28 days ago
Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito films a wildfire burn risk demonstration at the National I...
Rebecca Boone, The Associated Press

Growing wildfire risk leaves states grappling with how to keep property insurers from fleeing

Months after a catastrophic fire burned more than 2,200 homes in Hawaii, some property owners are getting more bad news — their property insurance won't be renewed because their insurance company has deemed the risk too high.
28 days ago
Water levels in Weber County are high and officials are staying on alert. This past weekend, the sh...
Shelby Lofton

‘Things could change real quick for us:’ Weber County avoids weekend flooding, officials on alert

Water levels in Weber County are high and officials are staying on alert. This past weekend, the sheriff's office warned people to avoid streams and rivers due to rising waters, but no flooding took place.
29 days ago
Ogden River near flooding levels (Courtesy: Weber County Sheriff's Department)...
Carlysle Price

Weber County warned about potential flooding

Officials with the Ogden City Fire Department and Weber County Sheriff's Office are warning people to avoid streams and rivers in Weber County, as they are expected to run faster and fuller in correlation with spring's rising temperatures.
1 month ago

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