Science Utah

Utah Public Radio presents SCIENCE UTAH - the podcast home for all UPR science news. Come along as our intrepid reporters seek to understand such mysteries as gene editing, wildlife disease, and dog poop.

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Not Enough Fire In Our Forests, Study Suggests

Jun 3, 2019
Milena Rockwood / Uinta Wasatch Cache National Forest


Smokey the Bear has reminded campers for 75 years that “only you can prevent forest fires” but much of today’s wildfires are more catastrophic than ever, and that isn’t exactly your fault. While fire is a natural and necessary part of forests, fuels have accumulated from years of suppression and mismanagement.

Elizebeth Ogata

Utah State University in Logan is hosting some special guests from their sister campus in Blanding this month.

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Research tells us that early springs can offset the impacts of climate change. The earlier green-up makes for a longer growing season, and more carbon dioxide captured from the atmosphere. But we haven’t been able to tell if spring is coming earlier for conifers in the mountains – until now.

Mark Mauno / Flickr

New research has brought us closer to understanding the composition of the earth’s interior – and it is less uniform than previously thought.

California Condor Recovery: Slow But Steady

May 28, 2019
nps.gov


Soaring thousands of feet above the sandstone cliffs and spires of the desert, California Condors look for their next feeding opportunity. For these prehistoric birds, however, the next meal could be their last.

10. UPDATE

May 28, 2019

Announcing a new format.


BLM Nevada

Wild horses are an iconic symbol of America's West but ecologists say they are damaging our ecosystems and reproducing at an alarming rate. According to Dr. Terry Messmer, a professor of wildland resources at Utah State University, the United States has a horse problem. 

9. Air Quality

May 7, 2019
Salt Lake Tribune

UPR Science Reporter Jennifer Pemberton examines air quality in Cache Valley and beyond. This story originally aired in May 2013.

8. Social Media & Public Lands

Apr 30, 2019
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

UPR Science Reporter Leslie Forero explores how social media can have both positive and negative impacts on public lands.

7. CRISPR

Apr 23, 2019

UPR Science Reporter Leslie Forero interviews the Utah State University Jackson Lab about their work on CRISPR - a tool for editing an organism's genes.

6. Women in Science

Apr 16, 2019
Encyclopedia Britannica

UPR's Ashley Rohde explores the underrepresentation issue of women in science. 

5. Stream Restoration with Beavers

Apr 2, 2019
USU Restoration Consortium


4. Dog Poop

Mar 19, 2019

UPR's Ashley Rhode explores how dog doo can impact water quality.


3. The Endangered Species Act

Mar 12, 2019
James Marvin Phelps

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) is one of the most controversial pieces of legislation in the American West. This week, UPR's Niall Clancy explores the perceptions and realities of the ESA with the help of the University of Utah's Dr. Bob Keiter.

2. Fishes of Bear Lake

Mar 4, 2019
NASA

This episode of Science Utah features stories from UPR's Riana Gayle and Niall Clancy. Tune in to  hear about northern Utah's Bear Lake, its fishes, and what's being done to conserve them.

1. Bee Ranchers

Feb 25, 2019

For Science Utah's inaugural podcast episode, reporters Ashley Rhode and Rachel Hager join producer Niall Clancy for a discussion about Utah's state insect.

Science Utah: UPR Announces New Podcast

Feb 25, 2019

Join us weekly for our new podcast - Science Utah! Each episode features stories and commentary by UPR's science reporters on subjects like bees, air quality, or even dog poop.

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