Leia Larsen

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Environment

Migratory bird advocates file suit to stop feds from easing protections

A recent move by the Trump administration to ease protections for migrating birds has ruffled feathers for environmental advocates.


Environment

Utah a haven for a dazzling variety of birds, even in the backyard

MORGAN — In Saturday’s early morning light, a tour group of around 20 people gathered in Arnold Smith’s backyard in downtown Morgan.


Environment

Researchers need public's help searching for Utah fireflies

Researchers at the Natural History Museum of Utah and Brigham Young University need the public’s help finding fireflies.


Environment

Rocky Mountain Power offering customers a discount on new electric vehicles

Rocky Mountain Power and partners are rolling out another rebate for electric vehicles.


Environment

Students get Utah lawmakers to acknowledge climate change and need for action

With a little tenacity and a lot of lobbying, a group of Utah teens got lawmakers to acknowledge climate change and the role of human fossil fuel consumption. Environmental advocates are calling it a first for a conservative-leaning state. 


Agriculture

Most Americans unaware of abundant bees buzzing in their backyards

Utah might be known as the “Beehive State,” but people tend to know very little about the bees that call our area home.


Food

Reduce food waste by giving wilted fruits and veggies new life

It’s time to embrace ugly produce and fruit and veggies a little past their prime.


Local

Roy mom and daughter win 2018 Mother-Child Look-alike Contest

Kami Washington will never forget when she paid her daughter Makenzie a visit when she was in elementary school. 


Environment

Ogden's growing plant-based culture means vegan food for everyone

This fall, Molly Ward is hiring a local vegan bakery to cater her wedding. But she’s not vegan herself.


Environment

Xeriscaping: How to create a water-wise, colorful yard in Utah's dry climate

After Northern Utah’s dismal winter snowpack, this spring is a good time to think about converting turf to a low-water landscape.


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