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New Dinosaur Triceratops Relative
2013-07-17 14:28:22

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Paleontologist say they have discovered the fossil of a massive new relative of Triceratops in Utah. The 2-ton, 15-foot long Nasutoceratops titusi had the familiar bony frill at the base of its skull, an oversized nose and horns that curved out and forward like a steer's, according to a report in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Paleontologists who were involved in the discovery said they weren't sure what function the dinosaur's...

2008-09-25 09:00:30

By Lee Davidson Deseret News A pro-energy development group is calling for Congress to investigate possible illegal coordination between an arm of the Interior Department and lobbyists for environmental groups. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, announced last week that Interior's inspector general is already conducting its own probe into whether environmental lobbyists improperly coordinated with officials at Interior's National Landscape Conservation System. But Americans for American Energy...

2008-08-07 09:00:29

Officials are lifting some fire restrictions in southern Utah and northern Arizona after monsoon rainfall has reduced the threat of wildfires. As of Friday, visitors will be allowed to build campfires and use charcoal grills in the Color Country area. That area includes: Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Dixie National Forest, Cedar Breaks National Monument, Bryce Canyon and Zion National parks,...

2008-07-12 06:00:00

An aging American Indian with rotting teeth and arthritic joints sat down and died in the Utah desert outside Escalante with a musket, ammunition and a bucket. Blowing sand covered his corpse for more than a century before a hiker stumbled across it last year. This is the likely scenario of how a nearly complete skeleton, dubbed "Escalante Man" in BLM documents, came to be buried a few hundred paces off Highway 12 in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. What remains a mystery is...

2008-07-05 06:00:12

By Mark Havnes, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 5--KANAB -- In the latest "National Treasure" flick, Ben Gates goes to Mount Rushmore in search of Aztec gold. In real life, Corey Shuman goes to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in search of the same thing. And he will be able to continue hunting there for Montezuma's rumored riches -- now that the state has abandoned plans to seal off White Mountain east of Kanab to such expeditions. The closure was part of a wider effort to...

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2007-10-03 15:55:00

SALT LAKE CITY -- The duck-billed dinosaur was one of the world's most imposing herbivores with as many as 800 teeth and a body that could help it knock down trees. Utah scientists have discovered one near the Arizona border that's even more threatening. "It really is like the Arnold Schwarzenegger of dinosaurs - it's all pumped up," said Scott Sampson, curator of the Utah Museum of Natural History. The newly named Gryposaurus monumentensis, or hook-beaked lizard from the monument, was...

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2006-06-10 09:38:25

SALT LAKE CITY -- Government-funded archaeologists are making a push to survey ancient sites across a remote stretch of southern Utah before looters can scoop up the last artifacts. One team is recovering treasures before they disappear from the ground along Comb Ridge, an 80-mile monocline that Native Americans worship as the very spine of the earth. Another is shoring up the crumbling walls of ancient dwellings at 10 sites in the same region, about 300 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. The...


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