Elaine Taylor http://upr.org en Students To Take First Glimpse Of High Atmospheric Winds http://upr.org/post/students-take-first-glimpse-high-atmospheric-winds <p>Undergraduate researchers from Utah State University will soon be attaching an experiment that has been years in the making onto a balloon the size of a stadium. USU was selected to take part in a new NASA initiative that aims to get students involved in research that could make a real impact on the scientific community.</p><p>Student Team Leader and System Engineer Landon Terry describes what the experiment looks like.</p><p>“Well, it’s about a foot and a half by a foot by about a foot tall and it looks like kind of a shoe box,” said Terry.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:26:09 +0000 Elaine Taylor 43845 at http://upr.org Students To Take First Glimpse Of High Atmospheric Winds Utah Will Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling To Supreme Court http://upr.org/post/utah-will-appeal-same-sex-marriage-ruling-supreme-court <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Utah will be taking the fight over gay marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court. The state attorney general’s office announced Wednesday it would be challenging a<a href="http://upr.org/post/utahs-gay-marriage-ban-struck-down-circuit-court" target="_blank"> June 25 ruling</a> from a federal appeals court. The statement said Attorney General Sean Reyes has a duty to defend state laws, and that Amendment 3 would be presumed constitutional unless the Supreme Court decides otherwise.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:11:45 +0000 Elaine Taylor 43772 at http://upr.org Utah Will Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling To Supreme Court Cedar City Building Fence To Keep Prairie Dogs Off The Green http://upr.org/post/cedar-city-building-fence-keep-prairie-dogs-green <p>The Utah Prairie Dog was first listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1973. It remains listed as ‘threatened’ today, meaning residents of its native territory have had to come up with creative ways of keeping the rodent out of prime burrowing habitat.</p><p>“Prairie dogs are all over Iron County and there are many on the public golf course and many in the Cedar City cemetery,” said Rick Holman, city manager for Cedar City.</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 00:21:16 +0000 Elaine Taylor 43715 at http://upr.org Cedar City Building Fence To Keep Prairie Dogs Off The Green Nut Lovers Mourn Ice Cream Drought http://upr.org/post/nut-lovers-mourn-ice-cream-drought <p>Nut lovers may have a hard time getting ahold of their favorite ice cream flavors at <a href="http://aggieicecream.usu.edu/">Aggie Ice Cream</a> this summer. The Logan based creamery announced some flavors may be in limited supply due to the ongoing drought in California that has been hurting nut growers in parts of the state.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:32:06 +0000 Elaine Taylor 43447 at http://upr.org Nut Lovers Mourn Ice Cream Drought Gardeners Can Give To Meet Growing Demand For Food http://upr.org/post/gardeners-can-give-meet-growing-demand-food <p>Though it’s not the traditional season of giving, food banks across the state are in need, and local gardeners could be part of the answer. According to the <a href="https://www.utahfoodbank.org/">Utah Food Bank’s</a> Heidi Cannella, demand for food is actually at its highest in the summer.</p><p>“We have our summer business food drive in the summer because kids are out of school without access to school meal programs, but donations are at their lowest,” said Cannella. “It’s actually a very critical time for us.”</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:35:44 +0000 Elaine Taylor 43387 at http://upr.org Gardeners Can Give To Meet Growing Demand For Food Historic Crash Site Memorialized As National Landmark http://upr.org/post/historic-crash-site-memorialized-national-landmark <p>The TWA-United Midair collision of 1956 happened 58 years ago Monday above the Grand Canyon. The crash between a Trans World Airlines Super Constellation aircraft and a United Airlines DC-7 killed 128 people and sparked the creation of the Federal Aviation Administration.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:25:28 +0000 Elaine Taylor 43338 at http://upr.org Historic Crash Site Memorialized As National Landmark Drought Disaster Declared Statewide http://upr.org/post/drought-disaster-declared-statewide <p>All 29 Utah Counties are now included on the disaster declaration list from the U.S. Department of Agriculture due to ongoing drought across the West.</p><p>In a letter to Gov. Gary Herbert earlier this week, U.S. Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack informed state officials that Uintah and Duchesne counties were added to the list. They were the only two counties not included before the change.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:22:07 +0000 Elaine Taylor 43169 at http://upr.org Drought Disaster Declared Statewide Utah's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Circuit Court http://upr.org/post/utahs-gay-marriage-ban-struck-down-circuit-court <p><span class="aqj">On Wednesday</span>, the U.S.&nbsp;10<span style="font-size: 12px; line-height: 17.499998092651367px;">th</span><span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a decision<span class="apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 107%; font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">from a Utah judge striking down the sta Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:17:56 +0000 Elaine Taylor & Morgan Pratt 43104 at http://upr.org Utah's Gay Marriage Ban Struck Down By Circuit Court Research Shines Light On Gardening Question http://upr.org/post/research-shines-light-gardening-question <p>Though the sun is still the primary source of light for most gardeners, many rely on electric lights some of the time. But varying claims on the efficiency of these lights from different manufacturers has left many growers confused about which products to use, according to Bruce Bugbee.</p><p>Bugbee, a professor in Utah State University’s College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, along with graduate student Jacob Nelson decided to look into these claims, publishing an article on the topic in the journal <em>PLOS ONE</em>.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:21:10 +0000 Elaine Taylor 43038 at http://upr.org Research Shines Light On Gardening Question Dino Goes Digital, Scientists Map Wall Of Bones http://upr.org/post/dino-goes-digital-scientists-map-wall-bones <p>Scientists from Brigham Young University and Dinosaur National Monument have teamed up to map the famous “wall of bones,” a sandstone slab containing more than a thousand dinosaur fossils.</p><p>Using a laser scanner and photogrammetry, Brooks Britt, a BYU professor and paleontologist, is working to put together the most accurate model of the wall since 1936.</p><p>Over the years, fossils of dinosaurs dating back 150 million years to the late Jurassic have been removed from the 5,000 square foot wall.</p> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 00:37:41 +0000 Elaine Taylor 42870 at http://upr.org Dino Goes Digital, Scientists Map Wall Of Bones