CAUSED - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/CAUSED News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Mexico says mine firm lied about chemical spill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314577-79/mine-dam-spill-mexico.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58314577-79/mine-dam-spill-mexico.html.csp">Mexico says mine firm lied about chemical spill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK STEVENSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T18:04:01.799-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 06:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mexico City • Mexico’s top environmental official said Tuesday a mining company lied about a spill of millions of gallons of acids and heavy metals that contaminated two rivers and a dam downstream. Environment Secretary Juan Jose Guerra Abud said the mine falsely claimed the spill earlier this month was caused by unusually heavy rain. Officials say a construction defect at a holding pond allowed mining waste to flow out. “At the start, they told us it was excessive rain” that caused the contain...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583145772014-08-19T18:04:01.799-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-19T18:04:01.799-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314577@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:04:01 MDT Salt Lake City fire mystery: What ignited $20,000 blaze? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313400-78/fire-lake-salt-20000.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58313400-78/fire-lake-salt-20000.html.csp">Salt Lake City fire mystery: What ignited $20,000 blaze?</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T14:10:12.475-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City fire investigators had a mystery in their hands Tuesday: What caused a portion of an under-construction apartment complex to ignite? Fire Department spokesman Jasen Asay said the 4:37 a.m. blaze, spotted first by a passing police officer, caused about $20,000 in damage before being doused at 5 a.m. “It was suspicious because where the fire occurred there was no power going into the building and no heaters were there, as we sometimes see in apartment buildings under construction,” ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313400@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:10:12 MDT Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58297282-68/melting-glaciers-causes-human.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58297282-68/melting-glaciers-causes-human.html.csp">Study blames humans for most of melting glaciers</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T07:44:00.516-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 07:44AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • More than two-thirds of the recent rapid melting of the world’s glaciers can be blamed on humans, a new study finds. Scientists looking at glacier melt since 1851 didn’t see a human fingerprint until about the middle of the 20th century. Even then only one-quarter of the warming wasn’t from natural causes. But since 1991, about 69 percent of the rapidly increasing melt was man-made, said Ben Marzeion, a climate scientist at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. “Glaciers are reall...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582972822014-08-15T07:44:00.516-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-15T07:44:00.516-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297282@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:44:00 MDT No mechanical issues found in Micron CEO’s crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297102-79/crash-appleton-micron-boise.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58297102-79/crash-appleton-micron-boise.html.csp">No mechanical issues found in Micron CEO’s crash</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T11:27:02.054-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 11:27AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Boise • Federal investigators say they found no evidence of any mechanical malfunctions in an experimental airplane before a 2012 crash that killed Micron CEO Steve Appleton. The National Transportation Safety Board also reported Tuesday that Appleton didn’t take specialized training before crashing while taking off from the airport in Boise, where Micron is based. The agency’s report doesn’t say what caused the crash that killed the head of the memory chip company. It was unclear when the agenc...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582971022014-08-14T11:27:02.054-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T11:27:02.054-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297102@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:27:02 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - August 5, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58265686-227/photo-staff-photooftheday-northsaltlake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58265686-227/photo-staff-photooftheday-northsaltlake.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - August 5, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T22:55:02.314-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune Onlookers take in the scene of a large landslide in North Salt Lake that destroyed one home and caused the evacuation of dozens more, Tuesday August 5, 2014. Read more</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58265686@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:55:02 MDT Rains cause slides, floods in Utah http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58261256-78/floods-lake-mcinerney-monday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58261256-78/floods-lake-mcinerney-monday.html.csp">Rains cause slides, floods in Utah</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T22:37:01.88-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Heavy rains caused floods and mudslides across Utah on Monday, particularly on the scar of a 2012 wildfire in Emery County, where dozens of slides have washed away attempts to rehabilitate slopes above a state highway. Since the Seeley Wildfire burned more than 48,000 acres in Huntington Canyon near State Road 31 two years ago, the scar has been remarkably prone to debris flows, said National Weather Service hydrologist Brian McInerney. Monday’s storms caused the 24th such flow, closing the high...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58261256@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 22:37:01 MDT Crews near full containment of Levan Wildfire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241182-78/fire-harvey-levan-crews.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58241182-78/fire-harvey-levan-crews.html.csp">Crews near full containment of Levan Wildfire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T09:02:48.57-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 09:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Crews expected to complete digging containment lines around central Utah’s Levan Wildfire by week’s end, thanks to timely rainstorms and painstaking labors by an army of nearly 500 firefighters. Fire Information Officer Dorothy Harvey said the blaze had blackened 4,343 acres of Juab County’s rugged high desert terrain since beginning July 24 about a mile south of the town of Levan. By Wednesday evening, it was 95 percent contained. Harvey said the rainfall had helped douse hot spots overnight, t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58241182@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:02:48 MDT Man dies when SUV slams into Taylorsville home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58240767-78/crash-hoyal-caused-damage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58240767-78/crash-hoyal-caused-damage.html.csp">Man dies when SUV slams into Taylorsville home</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T21:35:45.213-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unified Police were trying Wednesday to determine what caused a man to lose control of his SUV and fatally crash into a home in Taylorsville. UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal said William Nichols, 51, of South Jordan, was critically injured in the 10:30 p.m. Tuesday crash at 3627 W. Christy Ann Drive (5460 South). Nichols later died at the hospital. Two people inside the home were unhurt. The house sustained a cracked foundation when the white Chevrolet Suburban collided with a corner of the residence, but...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58240767@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:35:45 MDT Ma Nature lends a hand; rain helping crews hem in Utah wildfires http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58236225-78/fire-crews-containment-tuesday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58236225-78/fire-crews-containment-tuesday.html.csp">Ma Nature lends a hand; rain helping crews hem in Utah wildfires</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims and Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T09:41:04.285-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 09:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While Tuesday’s showers provided protection against wildfires across the state, they also hampered crews, some of which had to shut down firefighting operations in the storms. Rockslides, flash floods and road closures kept crews in Juab County away from the Levan Wildfire, which was burning on 4,343 acres in Juab County’s remote, rugged and steep high desert, said Dorothy Harvey, spokeswoman for fire operations. Containment had been estimated at 65 percent, but crews were unable to view the per...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58236225@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:41:04 MDT Ex-prosecutor asks for pardon in fatal GM crash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58191923-79/anderson-caused-crash-dixon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58191923-79/anderson-caused-crash-dixon.html.csp">Ex-prosecutor asks for pardon in fatal GM crash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JUAN A. LOZANO</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-16T17:19:01.593-06:00">Updated Jul 16, 2014 05:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • A former Texas prosecutor has asked the state to pardon a woman who pleaded guilty in a 2004 car crash that killed her fiance, saying she now believes the accident was caused by a faulty General Motors ignition switch. Candice Anderson was driving a 2004 Saturn Ion in November 2004 when the car suddenly veered off a road and ran into a tree in Van Zandt County, southeast of Dallas. Her fiance, Gene Mikale Erickson, who was 25, was killed. Anderson, then 21, was severely hurt. Because t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581919232014-07-16T17:19:01.593-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-16T17:19:01.593-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58191923@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:19:01 MDT Stove fire destroys West Valley City home http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58174637-78/fire-stove-caused-damage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58174637-78/fire-stove-caused-damage.html.csp">Stove fire destroys West Valley City home</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By stephen hunt</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T16:07:00.4-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 04:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A fire apparently caused by a stove malfunction caused heavy damage to a West Valley City home on Friday, displacing the family of six who lived there. At 12:20 p.m. Friday, fire fighters responded to 4715 W. 3145 South to find the split-entry style home was well-involved in flames. Crews quickly extinguished the blaze, but it caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the roof and upstairs portion of the home, said Battalion Chief Bob Fitzgerald. He said an electric stove in the kitchen area was...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58174637@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:07:00 MDT Letter: Too many signs of Obama incompetence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58154691-82/obama-percent-caused-crossing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58154691-82/obama-percent-caused-crossing.html.csp">Letter: Too many signs of Obama incompetence</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T17:13:34.005-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Recent polls show 57 percent of people disapprove of President Obama’s handling of foreign policy, a 41 percent approval rating, with 54 percent believing he is unable to lead the country. The administration discussed a Status of Forces Agreement with Iraq, but didn’t “vehemently pursue it.” Obama’s disengagement caused lost influence politically and diplomatically. Syria’s crossing of the “red line”, releasing 5 high-ranking Taliban from Guantanamo Bay, and the Benghazi debacle makes us look ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154691@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:13:34 MDT GM won’t limit compensation in ignition-switch crashes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58134773-68/feinberg-switches-claims-caused.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58134773-68/feinberg-switches-claims-caused.html.csp">GM won’t limit compensation in ignition-switch crashes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T21:26:40.56-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 09:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The attorney overseeing General Motors’ compensation to victims of small-car crashes says there’s no limit to what the company will pay, provided the crashes were caused by faulty ignition switches. The tally could climb into billions of dollars. GM links 13 deaths to defective ignition switches in cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. But trial lawyers and lawmakers say hundreds of others could file claims of wrongful death and injury. Kenneth Feinberg, one of the coun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581347732014-06-30T21:26:40.56-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T21:26:40.56-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134773@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:26:40 MDT GM won’t limit ignition switch crash compensation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132471-79/feinberg-claims-crash-crashes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132471-79/feinberg-claims-crash-crashes.html.csp">GM won’t limit ignition switch crash compensation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY and TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T08:47:01.825-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 08:47AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Kenneth Feinberg is prepared to pay out billions of General Motors’ money to victims of crashes in GM small cars — provided they can prove the cars’ ignition switches caused the crash. GM links 13 deaths to a defective ignition switch in cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. But trial lawyers and lawmakers say claims of wrongful death and injury could total in the hundreds. Feinberg, the country’s eminent compensation expert, said GM has placed no limit on the total amou...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581324712014-06-30T08:47:01.825-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T08:47:01.825-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132471@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:47:01 MDT At a glance: GM ignition switch compensation plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132492-79/crashes-feinberg-compensation-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132492-79/crashes-feinberg-compensation-says.html.csp">At a glance: GM ignition switch compensation plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T10:30:02.485-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">General Motors Co. has hired Kenneth Feinberg, the nation’s most well-known compensation expert, to pay people harmed in crashes caused by faulty ignition switches in older-model small cars. GM says it’s trying to do the right thing by making the payments. The company says at least 54 crashes and 13 deaths were caused by the problem, but lawyers and lawmakers say there will be hundreds of claims. GM is recalling 2.6 million small cars from 2003-2011 due to the problem. Feinberg says there’s no l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581324922014-06-30T10:30:02.485-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T10:30:02.485-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132492@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:30:02 MDT