Ozone, wildfire smoke pollution a double-whammy on Wasatch Front air quality

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d patterns blew wildfire smoke into Weber County on Friday morning, spiking levels of particulate pollution. Afternoon breezes blew out the smoke, but stagnant weather caused levels of ozone pollution to build in the summer heat. No matter the source, high levels of pollution take a toll on public...


New leader at EPA is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer

Trump EPA Andrew Wheeler

Andrew Wheeler, the No. 2 official at EPA, will take over the agency Monday now that President Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of embattled administrator Scott Pruitt.


Scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Pruitt resigns

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President Donald Trump says he has accepted the resignation of scandal-plagued Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.


Ogden braces for another burst of pollution this July 4

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Ogden’s biggest spike in air pollution doesn’t come with winter smog or summer ozone; it almost always hits on July 4.


Podcasters explore connection between Bear Lake, Bear River

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One hundred years ago, some industrious power pioneers connected the Bear River with Bear Lake. They essentially turned the lake into a battery for hydropower and a reservoir for farming.


Record-big walnut tree survived 100-plus years of Ogden history

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“When you’ve got a tree that’s been around for a long time, stories tend to collect with it,” said Jeran Farley, urban and community forestry coordinator for the Utah Department of Natural Resources. “We as people tend to like things that have history and can tell a...


Nordic Valley's lofty expansion plans go online, but many questions remain

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All said, the proposition would take Nordic Valley from a diminutive 140 skiable acres to 2,850 lift-served acres.


Photos: A real wild goose chase

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On a warm spring morning, dozens of biologists and volunteers piled onto boats at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge to head out on a wild goose chase. Literally.


DWR: Clean your boat often to keep invasive quagga mussels out of Utah

Quagga mussels Northern Utah DWR

The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recently stopped three boats infested with quagga mussels in Northern Utah. If they hadn’t, the results could have been devastating, officials say.

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