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2014-02-24 08:26:44

Materials taken from Great Salt Lake to be cornerstone of installation entitled, "Return to the Sea: Saltworks by Motoi Yamamoto - 'Floating Garden'" OGDEN, Utah, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Weber State University's Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities (http://www.weber.edu/cah), today announced the opening of a new exhibit in the Elizabeth Dee Shaw Gallery by contemporary Japanese artist, Motoi Yamamoto. This exhibition will feature the artist, creating...

2013-11-04 09:11:00

In an example of the challenges water-strapped Western cities will face in a warming world, new research shows that every degree Fahrenheit of warming in the Salt Lake City region could mean a 1.8 to 6.5 percent drop in the annual flow of streams that provide water to the city. By midcentury, warming Western temperatures may mean that some of the creeks and streams that help slake Salt Lake City's thirst will dry up several weeks earlier in the summer and fall, according to the new paper,...

Lake-Effect Snow Storms Sometimes Need Mountains
2013-02-19 11:16:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People living around the Great Lakes and near the Great Salt Lake know all about how lake-effect snow bands can move in quickly and dump several inches of the white stuff in just a few hours. A pair of Utah researchers has found the topography around a lake can greatly influence the amount and range of a lake-effect snow event, according to a new study in the new journal Monthly Weather Review. The study's senior author, Jim...

Thousands Of Birds Crash Land In Utah Town
2011-12-16 05:56:57

Thousands of migrating Eared Grebes mistook the Utah town of Cedar City for a lake on Monday night during a snow storm, killing hundreds of the birds. The flock thought the town was a lake, and swooped in for a crash landing in streets and parking lots assuming they would land safely in the water.  Officials believe the birds did not compensate for landing on hard pavement. Residents said birds were falling out of the sky on Monday, crashing into lawns all over town. “They...

Image 1 - Doppler-on-Wheels Helps Researchers Study Western Snow Storms
2011-12-07 13:36:02

SCHUSS. The term for a straight, downhill ski run. In the land of the Greatest Snow on Earth--Utah--SCHUSS is also the moniker for storm-chasing, Old Man Winter-style. In the Storm Chasing Utah Style Study--SCHUSS--funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), chasing snowstorms is "as exciting as chasing tornadoes," says University of Utah atmospheric scientist Jim Steenburgh, the project's director. He and colleagues are "looking at the guts," Steenburgh says, "of winter storms in...

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2011-02-02 22:51:50

Problem hits basins from LA to Tehran, Salt Lake to Mexico CityDuring the past two months, researchers launched weather balloons, drove instrument-laden cars and flew a glider to study winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City in smog and trap dirty air in other urban basins worldwide.The field campaign "“ part of a three-year study by the University of Utah and other institutions "“ ends Monday, Feb. 7 as atmospheric scientists begin analyzing data they collected to learn...

2009-08-21 10:34:11

Mercury levels in Utah's Great Salt Lake are the highest of any body of water in the United States, say scientists studying the effect on animal and plant life. All we know is that there is a problem out there, but there's more to understanding how to deal with it, said Manusel Pearce, a spokesman for the Great Salt Lake Alliance. A study now being completed could help show if mercury is drifting into Utah from Nevada's goldmines, and whether the 9 million to 12 million birds that migrate...

2009-06-02 05:30:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- AquaGenus today announced an exclusive agreement with Trace Minerals Research (TMR) -- a leader for over 35 years in the natural foods movement -- to include their all-natural, ionic minerals for the first time in a bottled water. The minerals are an essential element in AquaHydrate, the first high-performance sports water engineered to support maximum hydration. TMR's all natural, ionic minerals are one of the key hydration-boosting...

2009-05-28 21:42:10

The U.S. government says a Utah law setting permissible selenium levels in the Great Salt Lake is illegal because it violates a treaty on migratory birds. The Utah standard of up to 12.5 parts per million in mallard eggs would kill about 10 percent of the birds before they hatch, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Thursday. The current level in the lake is about 2.7 parts per million. Between 9 million and 12 million migrants visit the lake wetlands every year to winter, nest or rest for a few...

2008-10-14 12:00:23

Latin American Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE: LAT) (the "Corporation" or "Latin American") reports encouraging initial brine sample results from its extensive, wholly-owned salt lake properties in northwest Argentina. The concentrations of potash and lithium in the samples are potentially economically significant because several are comparable to or higher than the brine concentrations reported in world class producing mines in the region and around the world. The Corporation's Salares...


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Bear Lake Monster
2013-10-28 10:22:57

The Bear Lake monster is a cryptid said to inhabit Bear Lake that sits on the border between Utah and Idaho. The creature is part of local folklore that first appeared from articles that were written by Joseph C. Rich in 1868. The article said that the local Indians called the creature a “water devil”, and that the creature has reappeared. According to the article, many white settlers have seen the creature. Rich 26 years later admitted that he fabricated the original sightings as a...

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