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Beaver Dam Mapping App Now Available for Citizen Scientists

13 July 2014
Published in Environment

Scientists are studying how beavers could be used as a tool for stream restoration and are looking to you for help.

Desert Dust Events Could Trigger Early Wasatch Snowmelt

04 March 2014
Published in Environment

Dust events occur regularly each spring along the Wasatch Front, and they could be impacting how much water is ultimately available for Utah residents.

Biology Inspires Next Generation "Bio-batteries"

09 January 2014
Published in Technology

Batteries that power our electronic devices contain heavy metals and other materials that are toxic to the environment. A new battery technology inspired by biology, bio-batteries, overcomes many of these problems. The technology may one day lead to biodegradable batteries that store energy more efficiently than today's heavy duty lithium-ion batteries.

Sounds of the West

05 December 2013
Published in Life

Thousands of animal and ambient sounds from eleven western states have been recorded and archived in a digital library in Utah. While fascinating in their own right, sounds can also be used to track environmental change.

Will Depleted Uranium Be Coming to Utah?

21 November 2013
Published in Energy

The US has a lot of depleted uranium that needs to be stored and EnergySolutions wants to get in on the action. Over the next few months, the Division of Radiation Control will be looking at a study on the safety of storing the low level radioactive waste, which may ultimately determine if depleted uranium comes to Utah.

The West's Pika Plight Captivates Middle Schoolers' Scientific Minds

11 November 2013
Published in Education

Seventh graders gather data to document the plight of a small mammal that could be on the brink of becoming endangered, and interpret the experience through presentations, models, video, art, and poems.

Our Water, Our Future

07 November 2013
Published in Science and Society

A team of advisors is tasked with coming up with a 50-year water strategy for Utah that will include reducing consumption by 25% by 2025.

Objections to West Davis Corridor Highway - KCPW

09 May 2013
Published in Science and Society

(Audio) Community groups present alternatives to a proposed highway in Davis County that could threaten the fragile environment surrounding the Great Salt Lake.

Governor Herbert Says No to Snake Valley Agreement--KCPW

29 March 2013
Published in Environment

(Audio) Governor Gary Herbert announced that he will not sign a water sharing agreement with the state of Nevada.

Weathering Change: Las Vegas Pipeline May Threaten West Desert's Scarce Water

07 March 2013
Published in Science and Society

(Audio) The scarce water supply in Utah's West Desert is already impacted by agricultural use and fluctuations in weather. Some worry that adding a pipeline to Las Vegas will create an environmental disaster.

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