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US cities are losing 36 million trees a year: Here's why it matters and how you can stop it

Amy Chillag, CNN  |  Posted Jul 20th - 10:51am

If you're looking for a reason to care about tree loss, the nation's latest heat wave might be it. Trees can lower summer daytime temperatures by as much as 10 degrees Fahrenheit, according to a recent study.

Oh my! Bear rummaging incidents in Utah double that of last July

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:14pm

People spending time outdoors or living in bear-prone areas are failing to properly secure food, helping to drive a doubling of bear rummaging incidents in Utah.

Stewardship agreement will funnel $20 million to improve Utah's forests

Amy Joi O'Donoghue, KSL  |  Posted Jul 16th - 1:17pm

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert announced Tuesday that $20 million will be spent over four years to improve the health of Utah's forests under a stewardship agreement forged between the state and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Utah man breaks state spearfishing record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 12th - 4:40pm

A Utah man has set a state spearfishing record.

Hike of the Week: Double O Arch in Arches National Park

Jason Carlton, Contributor  |  Posted Jul 12th - 12:15pm

Arches National Park is full of amazing, albeit popular hikes. Crowds flock to Delicate Arch, Balanced Rock and Landscape Arch, so try something less crowded and more adventurous. Hike to Double O Arch and Dark Angel for spectacular views.

Forest service revokes grazing permit, fines man who killed a wolf with a shovel Staff  |  Posted Jul 11th - 12:16pm

The southwest regional forester with the U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to revoke a grazing permit from Craig Theissen in the Canyon del Buey area near Datil, New Mexico, in addition to fines charged by federal courts.

Scouts group rescued in Emery County after 'ill-fated' Green River trip in homemade canoes

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 11th - 11:00am

Two Boy Scout troops were rescued unharmed Wednesday after an “ill-fated” river trip in homemade canoes.

Utah DEQ warns residents of algal blooms in McClellan Lake

Lauren Bennett,  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:52pm

Health officials warned residents Tuesday to not swim or water ski in McClellan Lake after harmful blue-green algal blooms were found in the water.

Zion National Park confirms 1,000th California condor chick through Condor Recovery Program Staff  |  Posted Jul 10th - 7:31pm

The Condor Recovery Program just confirmed its 1,000th California condor chick, a member of an extremely endangered species which has slowly been reintroduced to the American West over the past four decades.

Guides encourage Utahns to enjoy safe river fun

Jed Boal, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 7th - 3:31pm

Exceptionally high runoff in Utah’s rivers and streams this spring prompted warnings to stay away to be safe. But as warm weather arrives and the rivers recede, businesses that make their money on rivers are urging people to come back and have fun.

Greta Thunberg is inspiring climate action. But in some countries her message is falling on deaf ears

Ivana Kottasová, CNN  |  Posted Jul 7th - 2:09pm

Greta Thunberg was protesting in front of the Swedish parliament on Friday, just like she has almost every week for the past year.

California man dies in rafting accident in Dinosaur National Monument

Kim Bojórquez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 7th - 9:06am

A 47-year-old man involved in a rafting accident on the Green River died Saturday afternoon after being underwater for 10 minutes.

Got only 24 hours in St. George? Here's how to spend it

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jul 7th - 7:11am

St. George is a highlight of Southern Utah. The biggest city south of Provo, it offers a wealth of incredible outdoor recreation opportunities providing a unique way to experience red rock and western desert.

Wildfire updates: Skull Flat Fire burns on, Big Hollow Fire grows

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jul 6th - 11:15am

Fire crews continue to battle fires after Fourth of July ignites multiple blazes, officials say.

How to choose the right grill

Sloan Schrage, KSL TV  |  Posted Jul 6th - 10:42am

When it comes to choosing what type of grill, there are plenty of options to fit both your taste and your budget.

Smelly outdoor gear? Neutralize odors with these 4 strategies

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jul 6th - 7:10am

We’ve all experienced it: well-worn climbing shoes stinking up every location you take them to, smelly ski boots that haven’t been properly dried, or just generally stinky gear from outdoor recreation adventures.

Lime scooters are coming to Draper and Sandy

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Jul 5th - 2:43pm

Love them or hate them, electric scooters have taken over not only Salt Lake City, but Ogden and Farmington, too. Now they're coming to Draper and Sandy.

Arches National Park becomes an International Dark-Sky Park

Jacob Klopfenstein,  |  Posted Jul 5th - 1:46pm

Arches National Park is the latest Utah place to be certified as somewhere you can see a truly dark night sky.

This gear disrupting the outdoor industry was designed by Utah State students

Cara MacDonald,  |  Posted Jul 5th - 12:16pm

The Utah State University Outdoor Product Design and Development program had its first graduating class this past May — and with that, their first batch of final projects.

Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone approaching record number of eruptions

Harmeet Kaur, CNN  |  Posted Jul 5th - 8:02am

The Steamboat Geyser at Yellowstone National Park is known to be unpredictable. But if there was ever a year to witness its spectacular surge of water, this might be it.