Solar Surge Adds To Utah’s Energy Landscape

solarindustrymag.com

new report from the Utah Geological Survey (UGS) highlights the increasingly significant role solar power is playing in the state’s diverse energy portfolio.

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Utah aglow with new solar developments, rooftop systems

Did you see our 2016 Utah’s Energy Landscape is out? Read this feature on the new pub, and find the publication HERE.

deseretnews.com

Utah, identified four years ago by the U.S. Department of the Interior as one of six states in the country with prime solar potential, is riding a boom of new utility-scale developments harnessing the energy of the sun.

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Two New Discoveries Add to a Horned Dino Revolution

smithsonianmag.com

Everyone knows Triceratops. Old “three-horned face” has stood as the ultimate in spiky dinosaurs since it was named in 1889. Yet Triceratops was only the last in a long line of horned dinosaurs. Horned dinosaurs thrived on prehistoric Asia and North America for over 100 million years, and it’s only now that paleontologists are uncovering a wealth of ceratopsians that are weirder and more varied than anyone ever expected.

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Saving the Salt Flats not easy, gathered experts say

fox13now.com

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah — The Bonneville Salt Flats is the setting for blockbuster films and quirky personal photos that play with perspective.

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As North Salt Lake landslide creeps, litigants dicker while barrier waits

standard.net

NORTH SALT LAKE — A thicket of litigation spawned by a 2014 landslide is scheduled to enter arbitration hearings in June, which North Salt Lake Mayor Len Arave hopes will pave the way for construction of an earthen bulwark intended to slow or stop the ground movement.

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Living fossils offer clues to past and future life in Great Salt Lake

standard.net

Stand on the railroad causeway dividing the Great Salt Lake into two different bodies of water, and the tipping point for life in the lake becomes clear.

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New research promises speedy bridge repair after quake

kutv.com

(KUTV) Utah has been preparing for a major earthquake for years, with several buildings and bridges retrofitted to withstand a 6.0 quake.

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More than half of streamflow in the upper Colorado River basin originates as groundwater

sciencedaily.com

More than half of the streamflow in the Upper Colorado River Basin originates as groundwater, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study published in the journal Water Resources Research.

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Layton’s Eastridge development in full swing; some still fear landslides

standard.net

If you live in east Layton, you probably know about landslides. That’s why some residents are having a hard time shaking feelings of foreboding as a 70-acre residential housing development hits high gear on Antelope Drive at 1450 East.

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