Utah Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in Utah courtesy of Environmental Health News.
A BYU professor's criticism, along with other critiques of a climate change model published in a scientific journal, sparked a national controversy that led the journal's editor-in-chief to resign. The paper published in the journal "Remote Sensing" initially led some mainstream media outlets to trumpet the model as proof climate change is overstated.
For the second time in a year, a major environmental organization has published a report ripping the prospect of Utah and Colorado oil-shale development as an environmental and economic disaster.
In the face of repeated assertions that the science on global warming is "settled," ongoing studies and developments in the area leave some insisting that claim remains true, while others say the science is anything but.
A federal judge on Tuesday is slated to determine the fate of Timothy DeChristopher, a young environmental idealist who has carved out a faithful throng of followers with his criminal actions and impassioned speeches.
Eight state agencies have rejected efforts by a group of Utah teens and environmental advocates to force action on climate change — including a rebuff Wednesday by the Utah Air Quality Board.
The Utah Air Quality Board rejected a citizens petition asking for the adoption of a greenhouse gas reduction plan that sought to curtail emissions by 6 percent each year.
The state Air Quality Board is slated to take action next week on a citizen-driven petition requesting multiple agencies and Gov. Gary Herbert adopt a greenhouse gas reduction plan.
America's national parks suffer from a "serious illness," but a conservation group is pointing to a multipronged cure: boost funding, protect artifacts, rein in development, guard against climate change, enforce environmental laws, control non-native species, reintroduce native ones and even create more parks.
Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher insists his "climate justice" movement isn’t going away – even if he might have to go away for a while.
Utah State University research duo combines climate and livestock science to ease hardship in Nepal.
A substantial change in climate can, and has, devastated areas of Nepal – one of 20 countries suffering from rampant malnutrition and a high degree of food insecurity, according to the US government initiative Feed the Future.