Utah

Bears Ears’ only visitor center isn’t run by the feds
Bears Ears’ only visitor center isn’t run by the feds
With the monument facing stripped-down protections and sky rocketing visitation, a local nonprofit built its own guerrilla visitor center to educate the masses.
Study finds 96% of national parks have hazardous air quality
Study finds 96% of national parks have hazardous air quality
Popular parks such as Yosemite and Joshua Tree have pollution levels that threaten visitors and wildlife.
Will the Trump administration boost uranium?
Will the Trump administration boost uranium?
Energy industry lobbying could lead to more mining from Bears Ears to Wyoming.
Economic diplomacy in Sagebrush Rebel country
Economic diplomacy in Sagebrush Rebel country
A new science and education center gives rural Utah a boost.
12 stories from the archives you should read now
12 stories from the archives you should read now
A look at our writers' favorite stories of all time, as our 45th anniversary draws to a close.
Pet the nipping pup and hide your newcomer roots: tips from a failed campaign.
Pet the nipping pup and hide your newcomer roots: tips from a failed campaign.
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Two visions collide in Utah’s Wasatch Range
Two visions collide in Utah’s Wasatch Range
As ski resorts push for a mega-connection, backcountry skiers try to save some wild.
What will become of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch?
What will become of the backcountry in Utah’s Wasatch?
In Park City, a decades-long battle against the resort industry may be all but over.
The Latest: Supreme Court denies roads rule appeal in Utah
The Latest: Supreme Court denies roads rule appeal in Utah
Decision makes it harder for counties to claim roads on public land.
Can drilling and recreation get along in Moab, Utah?
Can drilling and recreation get along in Moab, Utah?
The BLM unveils the unprecedented plan to balance oil and gas with conservation in canyon country.
Thanks, BLM, for letting the dirt shine through
Public-land transfer proponents may have violated lobbying laws
Public-land transfer proponents may have violated lobbying laws
Colorado puts the American Lands Council on "notice" for ethical missteps.
Utah's Supreme Court delivers a victory for immigrant rights
Utah's Supreme Court delivers a victory for immigrant rights
Tens of thousands are deported each year for accepting plea deals. Now they will have a new way to fight back.
Unlocking the mystery of the Four Corners Methane Hot Spot
Unlocking the mystery of the Four Corners Methane Hot Spot
Scientists zero in on the culprits behind a giant plume of greenhouse gases.
Wild Science: Migratory birds on the Great Salt Lake
Wild Science: Migratory birds on the Great Salt Lake
Scientists explore how phalaropes respond to less water and increased salinity.
Wild Science: Is climate change helping the Uinta ground squirrel?
Wild Science: Is climate change helping the Uinta ground squirrel?
Go behind the scenes of capturing and tracking this prolific species.
Biking the line between wilderness and civilization
Biking the line between wilderness and civilization
A bikepacking trip in Canyonlands offers a new look at a well-travelled landscape.
National parks scramble to keep up with the crowds
National parks scramble to keep up with the crowds
Does Utah's mega tourism campaign compromise the outdoor experience?
Efforts to save Utah's Cedar Mesa reach a crescendo
Efforts to save Utah's Cedar Mesa reach a crescendo
Conflicting county and state proposals would provide various levels of protection.
Prairie dog case challenges ESA
Prairie dog case challenges ESA
District judge rules ESA has no say over species that don't have multi-state presence or economic impact.
American Indian students in Utah face harsh discipline
American Indian students in Utah face harsh discipline
Research finds they are referred to law enforcement and arrested more than any other group.
The taxpayer money that fuels federal land transfer demands
The taxpayer money that fuels federal land transfer demands
How the behind-the-scenes lobby group American Lands Council gets funding.
Utah vastly overstating future water shortages
Utah vastly overstating future water shortages
State projections downplayed what conservation and agriculture can provide.
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