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Utah County health officials: stay out of Big East Lake 21.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Members of the public and their animals should stay out of Big East Lake in Utah County, health officials warn. Recent test results and monitoring have led the Utah County Health Department to adjust its warnings about algal blooms in the county’s bodies of water. The department has adjusted the Big East Lake’s advisory to “danger,” which “is essentially a closure, as people and animals should not be in or on the lake,” said Ralph Clegg, the department’s executive director, in a news release. Al...
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Toxic algae is in more than 40 California lakes, waterways 19.9.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Toxic algae has shown up in more than 40 state lakes and waterways from Los Angeles to the northern reaches of California, the highest count in state history.
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Op-ed: Algae events should help Utah's water awareness bloom 18.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Recent headlines in newspapers across the Wasatch Front have featured expanded coverage of local harmful algal blooms (HABs) affecting the lives and livelihoods of Utah’s residents. As communities brace for further challenges in light of climate change, population growth and aging infrastructure, people are beginning to ask questions about the complex nature of Utah’s water system. Our water and wastewater infrastructure lies underground, out of sight and out of mind. But this critical infrastru...
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On renewables, Trump caught between corn, oil 17.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Donald Trump is trying to walk a fine line between Iowa corn interests and the oil industry. The Republican presidential candidate’s struggle to appease the antagonistic industries was in the spotlight Thursday when his campaign published a fact sheet calling for the elimination of a slew of regulations, including a scandal-marred system of buying and selling biofuel blending credits that some oil refiners hate. “The EPA’s renewable identification number program penalizes refineries if they do n...
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Scofield Reservoir reopens to boaters, anglers after toxic algal bloom 15.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Scofield Reservoir reopened Wednesday to boating and fishing after a toxic algal bloom closed the popular Carbon County lake for two weeks. The Southeastern Utah District Health Department determined that toxin levels for cyanobacteria ­— which can cause headache, diarrhea and vomiting if they come into contact with a body, and which are fatal if ingested — decreased enough to no longer pose a public health threat to on-water recreational users, such as boaters, according to a news release. It ...
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It’s false to say Hillary Clinton did nothing wrong in e-mail scandal 13.9.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
In her letter on the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal, Judy Ekstrom makes the same critical error as most closed-minded Clinton fans who repeat incessantly that she did nothing wrong.
Debating the value of ethanol as a viable fuel (3 letters) 11.9.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
The ethanol industry agrees with The Denver Post that the Environmental Protection Agency should conduct updated scientific assessments on the impacts of biofuels.
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'Behind the Headlines': BYU-Utah football, algal blooms and political polls 9.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Utes and BYU Cougars prepare to meet up at Rice-Eccles Stadium for the big rivalry game. Rep. Jason Chaffetz calls for another investigation into Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Weinholtz addresses accusations of religious bigotry regarding a campaign fundraiser. And the summer’s algal blooms prompt a deeper look into Utah’s water quality and treatment. On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake Tribune reporters Emma Penrod, Kyle Goon and Thomas Burr, as w...
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Would water-rights overhaul fix Utah's problems with quantity, quality? 8.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of stories exploring water-quality issues along the Wasatch Front. Minutes into an excursion last week to dispatch new algae-tracking sensors into Utah Lake, one of the state’s shallow-draft boats became mired at the outlet of the otherwise-desolate state park marina. As the Division of Water Quality crew worked to get the boat out into the water, they jokingly lamented their failure to bring an airboat. Low water levels rendered boat access to Ut... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Editorial: Algal blooms are sign of rising cost of water 6.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Are toxic algae blooms the harbinger of a changing planet, or the consequence of Utahns not cleaning up after themselves? The answer may be both. Either way, the blooms are telling us we have to do better with our water. With the population growing and climate change expected to reduce the snowpack, Utah is facing up to water’s true costs, and the price is going up. It won’t be as simple as it was in the past when we just built more dams and canals to solve our water issues. This is about usin... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Waste water: What caused Utah's massive toxic algae problem? 4.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories exploring water-quality issues along the Wasatch Front. By the time Walt Baker, director of the state Division of Water Quality, got the July 14 call about algae in Utah Lake, the bloom already had been visible from overhead satellites for at least three days. The next day, test results indicating high concentrations of potentially toxic cyanobacteria prompted the Utah County Health Department to order the lake’s closure. By July 17, w...
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EPA dodges responsibility on ethanol 4.9.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
It’s time for the EPA to follow the law and weigh in with its own conclusions regarding ethanol rather than continue to sit on the sidelines.
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Scofield cyanotoxins now polluting Price River 3.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
With elevated levels of toxins now appearing in Scofield Reservoir and 30 miles downstream in the Price River, officials are advising farmers to avoid using these waters for irrigation and ranchers to not let their livestock drink it. And the Price River Water Improvement District, which taps the Price for its drinking water, is using special equipment to disinfect drinking water. A three-week-old algal bloom last weekend intensified to the point this week where Scofield was closed for public r...
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Fish are dead, algae are blooming and Utah's Scofield Reservoir is closed 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A growing algal bloom at Scofield Reservoir forced officials to close the popular Carbon County fishery to boating and swimming Wednesday until further notice. The Southeastern Utah District Health Department made the decision after lab results showed escalating levels of cyanobacteria at Mountain View boat ramp at Scofield State Park and other places on the 2,800-acre lake nestled at 7,600 feet above sea level in the Price River’s headwaters. The lake’s campgrounds remain open. “Our primary con...
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Fish are dead, algae is blooming and Utah's Scofield Reservoir is closed 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A growing algal bloom at Scofield Reservoir forced officials to close the popular Carbon County fishery to boating and swimming Wednesday until further notice. The Southeastern Utah District Health Department made the decision after lab results showed escalating levels of cyanobacteria at Mountain View boat ramp at Scofield State Park and other places on the 2,800-acre lake nestled at 7,600 feet above sea level in the Price River’s headwaters. The lake’s campgrounds remain open. “Our primary con... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Algal bloom closes Utah's Scofield Reservoir 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A growing algal bloom at Scofield Reservoir forced officials to close the popular Carbon County fishery to boating and swimming Wednesday until further notice. The Southeastern Utah District Health Department made the decision after lab results showed escalating levels of cyanobacteria at Mountain View boat ramp at Scofield State Park and other places on the 2,800-acre lake nestled at 7,600 feet above sea level in the Price River’s headwaters. The lake’s campgrounds remain open. “Our primary con... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Algal crisis crops up on popular Carbon County reservoir 31.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
An algae infestation in Scofield Reservoir has bloomed to the point that local health officials might order the popular Carbon County destination closed Wednesday, just days before a busy holiday weekend. The Utah Department of Environmental Quality has been monitoring a cyanobacteria colony on the 2,800-acre lake for much of August, but the bloom intensified over the weekend to a critical level and fish began dying. Thousands of rotting Utah chub and some dead bats lined the north and east sho... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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How amphetamine use may be affecting our waterways 27.8.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
New research has added to the growing body of evidence that the chemicals we put in our bodies often end up in our waterways.
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Toxic algae rises again at Utah Lake 23.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Toxic algae appears to be surging again in Utah Lake, prompting the Utah County Health Department to issue health advisories for specific portions of the lake. Warning signs have been posted at both Sandy Beach and the Saratoga Springs Marina. Lincoln Beach — which never really opened after July’s massive algal bloom, according to health department spokeswoman Aislynn Tolman-Hill — remains closed. Box Lake also acquired warning signs this afternoon due to increasingly high levels of toxic algae ...
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Scientists working to predict and stop lake algae blooms 14.8.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Scientists spent this week studying how nutrient levels contribute to algae blooms on the heels of this summer's massive outbreak that closed Utah Lake, sickened people and left farmers scrambling for clean water during some of the hottest days of the year.
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