Utah Climate Change News
Stories in this feed are from newspapers in Utah courtesy of Environmental Health News.
The Colorado River Basin likely will lose about 9 percent of its annual runoff by mid-century because of a warming climate, further squeezing Utah and its neighbors in a region that already expects to struggle getting water to its growing population, according to a U.S. Interior Department report released Monday.
A House committee has adopted an amendment by Rep. Jim Matheson that says Congress recognizes that scientists are concerned about climate change and that the United States needs to develop a policy to address melting ice caps and rising sea levels and temperatures.
Habitat fragmentation, invasive species and human population growth already combine to threaten some wildlife populations. Now climate change could cause even more serious problems for the Earth’s wild creatures, biologist Anthony Barnosky said Friday.
Now that environmental activist Tim DeChristopher has been convicted for monkey wrenching a Bureau of Land Management Auction, it remains to be seen what impact he will have on the environmental movement.
As Tim DeChristopher heads to court to face charges of monkey-wrenching with a federal drilling auction, many credit the Utahn for recharging the movement to stop climate change.
Salt Lake is about to become ground zero in the global warming debate. A trial beginning here next Monday has become a national lightning rod for people on both sides of the issue, and activists are heading here from across the country.
Ken Golden’s magic number is five. The University of Utah math professor has spent three decades applying the power of numbers to understand sea ice, which he says begins to percolate when temperatures and salinity levels involve the number five.
A mysterious industry group asked Utah regulators to weaken a new state rule on greenhouse gasses this fall even before the regulation was finalized.
Kennecott Utah Copper showed off a new power and steam generating plant on Wednesday that is part of a much larger project tied to state approval for mine expansion. The larger project would see three aging coal-fired boilers replaced with one larger turbine and boiler fueled by natural gas.
Bill Barron doesn't mind that many people disagree with his view that climate change is a pressing problem that won't be solved until policymakers rise to meet the challenge.