How Do You Find Water in the Desert? Southern Utah Faces Tough Choices

11 December 2014
Published in Environment

How will Utah deal with increased demand for water in the future? Build more infrastructure, conserve, or both? That debate is now taking place in southern Utah.

Can Farmers and Cities Share Utah’s Water?

06 November 2014
Published in Science and Society

As Utah's water needs grow with a rising population, the temptation is to siphon water from the state's largest water user, agriculture. Can farmlands survive a growing urban thirst?

Pristine to Polluted: The Journey of an Urban Stream

08 May 2014
Published in Science and Society

Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Creek offers a unique opportunity for scientists to study how a mountain stream changes when it enters an urban environment.

Desert Dust Events Could Trigger Early Wasatch Snowmelt

04 March 2014
Published in Environment

Dust events occur regularly each spring along the Wasatch Front, and they could be impacting how much water is ultimately available for Utah residents.

Our Water, Our Future

07 November 2013
Published in Science and Society

A team of advisors is tasked with coming up with a 50-year water strategy for Utah that will include reducing consumption by 25% by 2025.

Governor Herbert Says No to Snake Valley Agreement--KCPW

29 March 2013
Published in Environment

(Audio) Governor Gary Herbert announced that he will not sign a water sharing agreement with the state of Nevada.

Weathering Change: Adapting to Earlier Snowmelt

11 March 2013
Published in Science and Society

Climate models project an earlier snowmelt along the Wasatch Front, causing problems for places like Salt Lake City, which depends heavily on snowpack for water.

Weathering Change: Las Vegas Pipeline May Threaten West Desert's Scarce Water

07 March 2013
Published in Science and Society

(Audio) The scarce water supply in Utah's West Desert is already impacted by agricultural use and fluctuations in weather. Some worry that adding a pipeline to Las Vegas will create an environmental disaster.

Outdoor Industry Takes on Water Sustainability

28 January 2013
Published in Environment

The outdoor industry is grappling with how to manufacture their products without harming the rivers they love.

The Effect of Climate Change on Winter Sports--KCPW CityViews

13 December 2012
Published in Environment

Will a warming climate devastate the bottom line of the nation's ski industry?