Latest Utah Foundation Stories

2008-10-10 09:00:30

By Lee Davidson Deseret News Utah's expected booming population growth over the next half- century will create challenges with traffic congestion, crowded schools and stretched water supply, according to a report released Thursday by the Utah Foundation. The report -- which looked at a variety of federal and state projections about Utah's future -- is part of the foundation's ongoing Utah Priorities Project, which began with a survey asking voters to rate the most important issues facing...

2008-09-19 09:00:20

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News The past few wet winters have been good to arid Utah, but history has proven that drought conditions will be here again, and the Utah Foundation wants to warn people about wasting water. A foundation report released Thursday said that over a 29-year period, Utah was the second driest state in the nation. Nevada was the driest from 1971 to 2000, receiving less precipitation than any other state. In Utah, two thirds of all nonpotable and potable water...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'