Riana Gayle


To find a comprehensive list of nationwide drinking water violations, you don’t have to go digging through dusty archives, the list dating back to 1993 is available online.

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Elise Mitchell is a PhD. candidate at New York University. In a recent presentation at Utah State University’s Logan campus, Mitchell spoke about the history of enslaved people who were accused of feigning illness. As part of her talk, she presented historical examples of when this disbelief proved to be fatal. 


Dr. Verna Keith is a professor and chair of sociology at the University of Alabama. In a recent study she analyzed the black-white racial paradox in mental health. This paradox describes the situation where black individuals generally have lower or similar rates of mental disorder relative to white individuals. 

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults will experience some form of mental illness this year. However, researchers reveal there are disparities in funding and treatment for mental health. 

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Brittain Family Farms

While most individuals are unaware of how food gets from farm to table, Dr. Kynda Curtis, a professor and extension specialist in applied economics at Utah State University, is all too familiar with the process.

2. Fishes of Bear Lake

Mar 4, 2019

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.


In 2000, Utah became the second to last state in the nation to recognize Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a national holiday.

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Preventative measures are typically best when it comes to maintaining your health, but often our abilities to stay healthy can be affected by medical costs, outdated services or even a sick co-worker. 

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Calmell Group

Two bills that have been of particular interest to the art’s community were introduced in the House and Senate this week.  

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For early-bird constituents in Cache County, Saturday mornings have become an opportunity to meet with their local legislators. At this year’s inaugural meeting on February 2nd, the first question posed to the panel struck at something most of us have either seen or experienced, and that’s distracted driving.

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Monday, on the opening day of the 2019 general session, I joined Republican Senator Lyle Hillyard of Cache Valley in his state capitol office. The senator chairs the public education appropriations subcommittee which is reviewing requests to increase school funding as the state’s population and subsequent school enrollment increases.

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This winter, maybe you’re enjoying some snow or maybe you’ve decided to travel somewhere warmer. According to scientists who study early Earth, if conditions were that of hundreds of millions of years ago we would all be experiencing ice and snow, and lots of it.  

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If you think the wildfire season is over, habitat restoration biologists like Nate Long would remind you that with this hazard, the work is only switching gears.

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In a recent study, economists looked at rates of innovation among industries and firms. The study included self-reporting measures across rural and urban sites.  

Reimagining Geology's Role In The Cosmos

Nov 28, 2018
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National Geographic

Dr. Carol Dehler is an associate professor in the geology department at Utah State University.  In preparation for a talk she’s giving Friday she explains in brief how geologists fit in with other sciences.

Planning For The Future, A Bioregional Approach

Nov 19, 2018
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Aubin Douglas

While winter may not boast the caravans of tourists we often see in the summer, there are still noticeable seasonal influxes in cities across the country. So, how does a city plan for this? A recent study by researchers at Utah State University highlights the use of bioregional planning for this purpose.

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Utah Department of Environmental Quality



Does your weekly weather forecast include reminders about air quality? If not, there’s an app for that. An updated version of the UtahAir App has just been released and it contains some new features that allow Utah residents to closely monitor conditions in their area. 

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Max Pixel

To individuals living along the Wasatch Front and in the Uinta Basin, inversions are not a new phenomena. However, studies have shown that industries can dramatically affect what is trapped in an inversion.

Riana Gayle

It’s late October and while many of us might be focusing on Halloween, there are other upcoming dates on the calendar, including Election Day.   

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The Art and Science of Arachnids

If you’re afraid of spiders, you’re not the only one. According to Health Research Funding, arachnophobia ranks as the third most common phobia in the U.S.

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Intermountain Herbarium, Utah State University

If you’re a scientist studying any kind of plant or animal species, you’ve probably come across Symbiota. But, if you’re like me and that’s not your cup of tea, you may have never heard of it.

Recycle Utah


Like most large cities, Logan has a program where residents are automatically enrolled in curbside services. This includes the familiar black trash bins as well as the blue recycling ones. 

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According to studies by the Utah Department of Health, concussions make up 75 percent of all traumatic brain injuries occurring nationally. And yet, many individuals aren’t aware of the symptoms.

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Researchers have produced a new interactive Climate Opinion Map that allows users to see people’s climate change opinions across the U.S.

Hidden Climate Records Within Tree Rings

Aug 9, 2018
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Steve Voelker / Utah State University


In northern California, along with portions of the coast, you will find redwood trees. Some of the largest and longest-living trees in the world.