environment

Recycling Center In Park City Is Busier Than Ever

Feb 21, 2018

Recycle Utah finished up 2017 with another big year.  Thousands of tons of paper, electronics, aluminum and plastic were hauled away from the facility on Woodbine Way.  Carolyn Murray has this:

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Chris and Nell First speak with Rob DuBruc, staff attorney with Western Resource Advocates, regarding their efforts to have U.S. Oil Sands perform air and groundwater monitoring as a proposed strip mining operation in eastern Utah.  Then, on the second half of the show, they speak with Jenna Walenga of the research group Adventures and Scientists for Conservation.  ASC  is conducting research which documents the increasing extent and amounts of micro plastics showing up in fresh and saltwater around the globe.

An environmental group hoping to halt a Uinta Basin drilling project is suing federal officials in U.S. District Court. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Mountain Accord

Feb 18, 2014

The future of the Wasatch Front and Back is defined by how its economy, transportation, recreation and environment settle into harmony. At least that's how the Mountain Accord sees it. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

House Rep. Kraig Powell told KPCW last week that he's certainly thinking about Green issues during this year's legislative session.  Rick Brough has more.

Dr. Spencer Wood from Utah State University will speak at the Swaner EcoCenter Wednesday evening about the Natural Capital Project – how non-scientists can use scientific data to make relevant decisions about the natural environment around them. Lynn Ware Peek has more.