After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the ancient asteroid Bennu, becoming its first visitor in billions of years. A group of Utah scientists at the Space Dynamics Lab in Logan are monitoring the mission.
This Friday’s Science Unwrapped at Utah State University will cover the foundations of the cosmos, stretching from Earth’s own geological history to other planetary bodies.
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.
New genetic tools are making a big impact on fish and wildlife biology. A genetic study published earlier this year found that the group of fishes known as minnows actually consists of multiple different groups. This has led North American minnows to be reclassified as a new family of fishes called Leuciscidae.
According to a new report based on data from Moab and Castle Valley, Utah, bioregional planning may help communities better accommodate for future growth. The report details four alternative futures for the area which focus on protecting different economic and recreation aspects of the existing community.
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.
Rivers and sandstone pretty much define the Colorado Plateau- perhaps my favorite landscape on our lovely planet. These past few weeks I’ve experienced some of its best in Dinosaur NM and Canyonlands NP with friends and students.
The Utah Department of Environmental Quality recently released an update to its UtahAir Phone App that allows citizens to make informed decisions about their outside air exposure.
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.
Like everything else, bridges are prone to wear and tear, often from environmental elements and constant use. New research out of Utah State University says the use of drones could help identify cracks, and ultimately extend the life of bridges.
With temperatures lowering across the state, residents living along the Front Range may start to notice the return of wintertime inversions. Researchers say inversions above Utah's oil and gas fields may contain increased rates of ozone gas, among other pollutants.
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.
Cache County voters decided in the 2016 elections to create a water conservancy district like those already existing in Box Elder, Salt Lake and Weber Counties. The county’s at-large position is being contended by two candidates. The first is Dr. Brett Roper an aquatic ecologist for the U.S. Forest Service and adjunct professor at Utah State University.
The land of the western United States is shaped by wildfire and water availability. According to new research from Utah State University, increasing the number of smaller wildfires could increase water resources in the West.
The University of Utah’s School of Computing are setting up participants with tools to monitor the air quality in their own homes. This pilot program may change how people visualize and perceive the air in their homes.
Since an act of Congress established the Land and Water Conservation Fund in 1965, the program has provided grants to local, state and federal agencies for the acquisition, conservation and maintenance of public lands.
Around 40 million people from across the globe visit national wildlife refuges every year. At Utah’s Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, some may come to hunt or fish, but the vast majority of visitors are there to witness species such as the American Avocet or White-faced Ibis in their natural state.