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

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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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Clues at graffiti ‘crime scene’ point to Ohio State

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When you commit a crime, it’s not usually a good idea to put your signature on your work. But that’s what happened in an incident that has triggered an investigation by the U.S. Forest Service.

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Over-saturation leads to landslide in Riverton, residents in one home asked to evacuate

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A landslide in a Riverton neighborhood Thursday afternoon left a 30-foot wide, and 40-foot tall hole on a hillside between two homes.

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Another racing event canceled on Utah’s famed Bonneville Salt Flats

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Another major land speed event at the Bonneville Salt Flats has been canceled, putting the entire 2015 season in doubt.

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Utah Has the First Tar Sands Mine in the U.S.

smithsonianmag.com

The Book Cliffs in eastern Utah are named for caps of Cretaceous sandstone that look like shelves of books. The remote area is also rich in mineral, oil and gas deposits — a fact that has led a Canadian company to open the first tar sands mine in the United States.

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Homes evacuated as precaution after mudslide in Utah County

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Authorities are evacuating residents as a precaution after a mudslide damaged a few homes in Woodland Hills overnight.

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Why Tens of Thousands of Toxic Mines Litter the U.S. West

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The fouled waters of the Animas River are slowly clearing, but the widespread hazards posed by toxic mine waste will be with us for centuries.

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Earthquake training brings county officials together

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Last week, while Davis County residents went about their routines, officials dealt with the aftermaths of two 6.5 simulated earthquakes that rocked Farmington and Bountiful.

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