environment

Environment & Public Lands
2:41 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Salt Lake City Launches Glass Recycling Program

Salt Lake City residents will now find it easier to recycle their glass waste thanks to a new curbside glass recycling program that begins next month.

The program will at first only serve residents who live between State Street and 2100 east. Bins will be delivered in the next couple of weeks before the first scheduled collection on November 1. Next spring, it will expand to anyone who lives in Salt Lake City.

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KUER Local News
11:55 am
Wed October 17, 2012

KUER News Pod: Wednesday October 17, 2012

Salt Lake County Mayoral candidate Ben McAdams lays out his economic development plan, the Utah legislature is looking at making changes to the building code, and Rocky Mountain Power is shutting down the Carbon power plant.

Environment & Public Lands
9:38 am
Wed October 17, 2012

RMP Executive on the Future of Coal Plants

Rocky Mountain Power's Carbon power plant near Helper, Utah
David Jolley/Wikipedia

Rocky Mountain Power generates most of the electricity to serve its customers in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho by burning coal. But it's planning to shut down the Carbon power plant, a coal-fired generating station just outside Helper, in part because of the cost of complying with new environmental regulations.

KUER Local News
11:48 am
Tue October 16, 2012

KUER News Pod: Tuesday October 16, 2012

Governor Gary Hebert announces how he plans to keep pace with his long-term education goals, the YWCA of Salt Lake receives a 900 thousand dollar grant from the Justice Department, and Cache County officials quarrel over air quality.

KUER Local News
11:46 am
Tue October 9, 2012

KUER News Pod: Tuesday October 9, 2012

The countdown continues in our series on the Utah Priorities Project, the Utah State Board of Education selects a new Superintendent, and Rocky Mountain Power announces a plan to help encourage the use of solar panels.

KUER Local News
11:57 am
Thu October 4, 2012

KUER News Pod: Thursday October 4, 2012

Our coverage of the Utah Priorities Project moves forward with a look at the Environment, Salt Lake County Mayoral candidate Ben McAdams introduces an education plan, and Utah is seeing the largest number of whooping cough cases in more than 60 years.

KUER Local News
1:29 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

KUER News Pod: Wednesday October 3, 2012

Our series on the Utah Priorities Project continues with a look at partisan politics, Salt Lake County Mayoral candidates Ben McAdams and Mark Crockett debate arts and parks, and Cache County looks at eliminating emissions testing.

KUER Local News
12:51 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

KUER News Pod: Tuesday September 18, 2012

The Salt Lake City Council is getting set to vote on a neighborhood pub ordinance, a toxic plume contaminating groundwater in Salt Lake may be getting federal funds for clean up, and the Utah State Board of Education is asking the state to increase per pupil spending.

KUER Local News
11:30 am
Thu September 13, 2012

KUER News Pod: Thursday September 13, 2012

Governor Gary Herbert reconsiders his latest appointment to the Radiation Control Board, Democratic Senate candidate Scott Howell releases his jobs plan, and the ACLU files a complaint against Brigham City.

KUER Local News
11:44 am
Tue September 11, 2012

KUER News Pod: Tuesday September 11, 2012

Governor Herbert recognizes Patriot Day, the Utah Department of Health moves forward with a controversial overhaul of Medicaid, and University of Utah Professor Dan McCool is optimistic about the state of the countries rivers.

KUER Local News
12:10 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

KUER News Pod: Tuesday August 21, 2012

A state legislative committee tells the Utah Democratic party that they’ll have to pay to get redistricting documents, representatives from around the world visit Utah to learn from a uranium cleanup site, and the Department of Workforce Services launches a program to help veterans find jobs.

Environment & Public Lands
5:04 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Federal Agencies Issue Statewide Fire Restrictions

Map of 2012 Utah Wildfires
Utah Department of Natural Resources

New restrictions to help prevent wildfires across Utah were put in place Thursday. The dry weather and lack of rain have created an early and intense fire season that is expected to continue if conditions don’t change.

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