The Natural History Museum of Utah unveils a new traveling exhibit this weekend. The interactive feature called Nature Unleashed: Inside Natural Disasters, takes a close look at the science of tornados, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes and more. KCPW’s Roger McDonough accompanied a group of 4th graders from Crest View Elementary School to get a sneak preview of the exhibit.
With news of the devastation left in the wake of tornadoes that ripped through both Oklahoma and Texas destroying homes, killing and injuring more than 100 people, Habitat for Humanity of Southwest Utah has created a way to to help.
The tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma and Texas over the last few weeks have killed and injured more than 100 people. In Granbury, Texas, of the 61 homes built by Habitat for Humanity and their homeowners, 58 were damaged or destroyed.
A popular U.S. lifestyle magazine highlights Utah’s Canyonlands National Park among the nation’s best, off-the-beaten-path summer destinations. UPR’s Matt Jensen reports.
“The June/July issue of "Country" – a magazine covering the "land and life we love" – includes a 32-page section on the hidden gems of the National Park system. Country senior editor John Burlingham says the list includes mostly lesser-known parks, chosen for their dramatic visual impact and low traffic.
Tuesday Governor Herbert testified before a congressional subcommittee about Utah’s bid to manage federal public lands in the state. Kim Schuske talked to one of the founders of a group of educators that is against this approach.
Two bills were passed during recent Utah legislative sessions that require the federal government to hand over tens of millions of acres of land or face litigation by Utah. Some of the arguments made during the sessions suggested that Utah owning and managing these lands would bring much needed money for education. Heather Bennett and other educators and community leaders formed the group, For Kids and Lands, in response to this argument.