Rachel Hager

Large brown bull moose standing in a wildflower field.
National Park Service

Wildlife experts are warning outdoor enthusiasts to be aware of potential encounters with moose, deer and other big game. 

A pigeon with a grassy background and orange leaves.
Outdoor Nebraska

Through genomic sequencing, researchers at the University of Utah have discovered a single gene responsible for pigeon wing patterns and human blindness. 

West Nile-Positive Mosquito Found Near Willard Bay

Jul 30, 2018
An brown and red, engorged mosquito extracted blood from a human.
USDA

Earlier this month, Box Elder Mosquito Abatement monitors in Willard Bay found a West Nile-positive mosquito. 

A keg wagon with pie wheels and a beer drinking wagon driver. Background the sun setting sun over the prairie.
ILLUSTRATION BY FRANCISCO KJOLSETH

July 24 is Pioneer Day in Utah, a state holiday honoring the arrival of Brigham Young and other Mormon settlers to Salt Lake Valley in 1847.

Rachel Hager

At a town-hall style March For Our Lives event in Utah, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students joined local policymakers and Second Amendment rights groups to share ideas about ways to protect students from gun violence.

A black magnet levitates slightly above a clear dish which sits on top of a block of liquid nitrogen.
Wikipedia

Researchers at the University of Utah made a break-through discovery about superconductivity properties of metals using tiny wires. This could help reduce the amount of heat produced by equipment such as computers. 

Blue sky with four air boats in the water with some algae by the shore.
Rachel Hager

It’s 8:00 a.m. on a warm morning in June at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area. The marsh is alive with noisy waterfowl.

A puffy white dandelion head disintegrates in the wind in front of a blue sky.
Britannica

According to the new research from Utah State University, how a plant disperses its seeds is related to other life history strategies. 

Seed dispersal is the movement or transportation of seeds away from the parent plant.

A Native American scholar presents her research to the Science college dean at Utah State University. White poster with photos and descriptive text about the student's research.
Mary-Ann Muffoletto, USU

Last week, Utah State University received a million-dollar grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to create the new Mentoring and Encouraging Student Academic Success program to better support Native American students transferring to USU Logan from the USU Blanding campus.

Paul Campbell and Bruce Bugbee stand on each side of the new environmental observatory, a tall white metal structure with a variety of instrumentation, featuring the informational plaque in the bottom right.
Deni Murray

It was a sunny, but windy afternoon as dignitaries, instrumentation scientists, and curious community members met in downtown Logan.

A TRAX light rail train pulls into the station with railroads, green grass, and a blue sky.
HEAL Utah

New research out of the University of Utah tracks air quality across the Wasatch Front through instruments placed on TRAX light rail trains, revealing diverse air quality patterns throughout the Wasatch Front.

Two prairie dogs pop out of their burrow surrounded by red dirt and small green plants.
National Park Service

According to Linda Mazzu, superintendent at Bryce Canyon National Park, a high water table has caused the water source for Bryce Canyon National Park to flow through prairie dog burrows before it enters the treatment facility.

Great Salt Lake Pelicans Under Threat

May 28, 2018
A pair of American White pelicans gather in shallow water.
Utah Department of Natural Resources

According to John Neill, an avian biologist with the Utah Department of Natural Resources, a shrinking Great Salt Lake has serious consequences for the migratory bird populations that call the lake home throughout the year. 

Sunlight peeking between rocky craigs, reflecting off the Unita Mountain snow pack.
NOAA Research

According to new research out of Utah State University, perceiving local weather as warmer or colder than normal is strongly connected to our pre-existing beliefs in climate change.