Utah

What Abbey’s ‘Desert Solitaire’ means in these trying times
What Abbey’s ‘Desert Solitaire’ means in these trying times
The book turns 50 this year, and is more relevant now than ever.
For endangered species, politics replaces science
For endangered species, politics replaces science
A leaked Fish and Wildlife memo suggests a shift away from science.
2017 in natural disasters
2017 in natural disasters
From massive wildfires to melting ice, the calamities that affected the West this year.
Mesas and Sky
Mesas and Sky
2014 Bell Prize runner-up
Death of Utah wolf is collateral damage
Death of Utah wolf is collateral damage
Shooting was side-effect of state's aggressive push to control coyotes
Is altitude causing suicide in the West?
Is altitude causing suicide in the West?
Researchers find that high elevations may affect our emotions in both good and bad ways
Non-native goats in Utah’s La Sal Mountains
Non-native goats in Utah’s La Sal Mountains
How bad are these ungulates for the ecosystem?
The oil boom hasn't busted, but it's straining at the seams
The oil boom hasn't busted, but it's straining at the seams
Oil patch communities and states are starting to feel the impacts of sliding prices.
A grouse divided
A grouse divided
Will new federal protections rescue the Gunnison sage grouse?
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Latest: New air quality requirements for Utah oil & gas
Operators must install low or no-bleed valves on tanks to curb venting into the air.
Should the president of the Navajo Nation speak Navajo?
Should the president of the Navajo Nation speak Navajo?
A play-by-play of an election that poses big questions about fluency.
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
Water use is lower than it's been in 45 years
U.S. population has grown by 105 million people since 1970, yet we somehow shrank our water footprint.
Review of "The Memory of Stone: Meditations on the Canyons of the West"
Review of "The Memory of Stone: Meditations on the Canyons of the West"
Photographs from Utah’s Monument Valley to the Petrified Forest.
The Uintah Basin's tricky oil and gas ozone problem
The Uintah Basin's tricky oil and gas ozone problem
Can officials greenlight booming development and clean up the air at the same time?
Western states eye federal lands—again
Western states eye federal lands—again
The ultra-right ‘remedy’ for public lands.
Flash flood chaser
Flash flood chaser
One man’s obsession improves forecasting in southern Utah.
The 21st century's Hoover Dam?
The 21st century's Hoover Dam?
What a huge Wyoming wind and Utah storage project tell us about the West's energy landscape.
Navajo language threatens candidate's presidential bid
Navajo language threatens candidate's presidential bid
Chris Deschene faces disqualification over lack of fluency.
Mormons, mobilization and the GOP
Mormons, mobilization and the GOP
A new book examines Mormon political activity.
How my Californian father adapted to Utah
How my Californian father adapted to Utah
He found solace in growing fruit trees, but never quite made the Beehive state his home.
On the hunt for fireflies in Utah
On the hunt for fireflies in Utah
Scientists find the flashing bugs after a 30-year search.
Two political elites prevail in Navajo primary melee
Two political elites prevail in Navajo primary melee
Shirley and Deschene pull ahead of 15 other candidates.
The Latest: Southern Utes make another energy investment
The Latest: Southern Utes make another energy investment
A new natural gas and oil production system should bring profits to the Colorado tribe.