A Free Fellowship Provides Training For Workers Of A Greener Future

Start your day with LAist Sign up for the Morning Brief, delivered weekdays. In the not-so-distant future, California will be powered primarily by renewable energy, such as wind and solar. That transition will also require a well-trained workforce—and you could be part of it. I spoke with two people who recently completed a training fellowship … Read more

Fishing limits increased at 5 Utah lakes, reservoirs as drought continues to take its toll

A photo of Otter Creek Reservoir in Piute County taken in May 2021. The reservoir, which is currently about 26% full, is one of five lakes or reservoirs where fishing limits are now increased because of low water levels.

A photo of Otter Creek Reservoir in Piute County taken in May 2021. The reservoir, which is currently about 26% full, is one of five lakes or reservoirs where fishing limits are now increased because of low water levels. (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — The daily … Read more

Nature Conservancy, Audubon Society to head Utah’s new $40M Great Salt Lake program

The Great Salt Lake as seen on Feb. 15. A new Utah program aims to protect and enhance water levels in the Great Salt Lake in an effort to avoid environmental disaster.

The Great Salt Lake as seen on Feb. 15. A new Utah program aims to protect and enhance water levels in the Great Salt Lake in an effort to avoid environmental disaster. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 4-5 minutes This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism … Read more

Avian flu detected in Utah foxes, marking 1st mammal cases in state

A photo of a red fox taken in Utah. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials said a pair of red foxes found dead in Salt Lake County late last month tested positive for the avian flu.

A photo of a red fox taken in Utah. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources officials said a pair of red foxes found dead in Salt Lake County late last month tested positive for the avian flu. (Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — While it’s rare, state wildlife … Read more

More pay raises are on the way for many workers this year

Amid record inflation and a labor market with two open positions for every worker, the average annual salary increase reached 4.8%, the highest pay bump in decades for employees. And it’s still not enough, according to many companies. More pay raises are on the way at the mid-year mark. That’s according to a new survey … Read more

More federal assistance becomes available as Utah’s drought situation worsens

A boater enjoys the water at Jordanelle State Park on Friday, July 16, 2021. The water levels are low due to drought. A recent study breaks down drought data from the past 20 years.

A boater enjoys the water at Jordanelle State Park on Friday, July 16, 2021. The water levels are low due to drought. A recent study breaks down drought data from the past 20 years. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News) Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes ST. GEORGE — More federal emergency assistance is available for Utahns impacted … Read more

With 12 luxury brands, The Red Sea leads the way in promoting sustainable tourism

RIYADH: The traditional concept of tourism is now radically changing as many countries are gradually and earnestly promoting and investing in sustainable travel. But what is sustainable tourism, and why is there such a big hype among countries eager to attract tourists to their natural and untouched habitats? According to the UN Environment Program and … Read more

Queen Elizabeth II skips Platinum Jubilee church service

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive for a service of thanksgiving for the reign of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, Friday on the second of four days of celebrations to mark the Platinum Jubilee. The queen skipped Friday’s event at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. (Matt … Read more

Biden appeals to Congress for tougher gun laws in national address: ‘How much more carnage?’

President Joe Biden speaks about the latest round of mass shootings, from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday. Biden is attempting to increase pressure on Congress to pass stricter gun limits after such efforts failed following past outbreaks. (Evan Vucci, Associated Press) Estimated read time: 5-6 minutes WASHINGTON — “Enough, enough,” … Read more