More than 200 protestors gathered on Saturday to denounce Utah’s so-called “Ag-Gag” law. The law, which was signed by Governor Herbert in 2012, prohibits unauthorized filming or photography at agricultural facilities. This weekend’s protest was organized after charges were filed – and then dropped – against a woman who filmed activities at a slaughterhouse in Draper.
A new environmental review is underway to assess the long-term impacts of the Ruby Pipeline. Last year, a federal appeals court ruled the government’s original environmental appraisal of the project was inadequate. UPR’s Matt Jensen has the story.
You spoke and UPR listened. Tuesday on Access Utah Jennifer Pemberton will be here to present some of your questions and comments on how air pollution has affected your health. If you haven’t told us your story, phone lines will be open for you. You can also share your story with us at our online form. In the second half: after a particularly bad winter, we’ll ask: what’s next in our search for solutions?
The environmental impact of energy development across the west was the theme at the Restoring the West conference at Utah State University this week. Today on the program, Sheri Quinn talks to a conservation ecologist about the effects of the largest gas field in the U.S. on the endemic pronghorn population that winters on these gas fields in western Wyoming. Science Questions features tonight's Science Unwrapped guest, astrophysicist Pablo Laguna. Dr. Laguna is also a numerical relativist. He uses super computers to model black holes and gravitational waves.
On Access Utah, Bonnie Baxter, Professor of Biology at Westminster college, talks about bioprospecting in the Great Salt Lake and new state management strategies that will address how to clean up toxic heavy metals.
At 9:30 Science Questions profiles the Civilian Conservation Corp and its impact on how we manage our public lands today.