HERBERT TO HONOR RECIPIENTS FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE

Seven recipients will be presented with the Governor’s Medal for Science and Technology during an awards ceremony Tuesday at Discovery Gateway in Salt Lake City.

The awards program, started in 1987, recognizes Utah people and companies whose career achievements or distinguished service have benefited the state in the areas of science and technology.

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$720 K AWARDED FOR ENERGY EFFORTS

Deseret News

The Utah State Energy Program has awarded a total of $720,000 to several entities to promote energy-related activities.

The grants are from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds.

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GEOLOGIC REPORT WARNS CENTERVILLE OF POTENTIAL CANYON CATASTROPHE

Joseph M. Dougherty Deseret News

A new report by the Utah Geological Survey shows that Deuel Creek in Centerville Canyon, given the right conditions, could dump 196,000 cubic yards of mud on Centerville homes.

The last time Deuel Creek had a devastating debris flow event was, well, never.

But creeks in similar canyons to the north of Centerville Canyon have produced debris flows, which are characterized by large amounts of mud, rocks, trees and boulders. That’s different from a flood, says UGS geologist Rich Giraud, which is mostly water with some eroded material.

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR UTAH'S LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

About $8.5 million dollars are now available to local governments. The money represents a portion of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act -Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), which was allocated in March 2009. The funds were directed to state energy programs, larger cities and counties, and federally recognized tribes.

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American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Package)

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant