DEGREES - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/DEGREES News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Walk the clean energy talk, Rocky Mountain http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58473773-82/energy-mountain-neighbors-power.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58473773-82/energy-mountain-neighbors-power.html.csp">Letter: Walk the clean energy talk, Rocky Mountain</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-30T16:48:01.656-06:00">Updated Sep 30, 2014 04:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A few years ago during an HOA meeting to evaluate my request to install solar panels, all my neighbors expressed their surprise at learning that my annual electricity costs were significantly lower than theirs. So imagine my surprise when I recently received my first Home Energy Report from you, Rocky Mountain Power, which stated that I consume 84 percent more electricity than 100 of my “neighbors.” I have made considerable efforts to use less energy. I enrolled in your “CoolKeeper” program th...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58473773@www.sltrib.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:48:01 MDT Utah State Parks boating report for Labor Day weekend http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/fishing/58344199-83/ramp-launch-state-open.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/fishing/58344199-83/ramp-launch-state-open.html.csp">Utah State Parks boating report for Labor Day weekend</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T12:17:32.709-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 12:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The weather for the Labor Day weekend looks "mostly" nice. If you are considering boating here's the Utah State Parks current reservoir conditions as of August 25:Some reservoir have low water- watch for underwater hazards. Most state parks have plenty of water for launching and boating.Bear Lake State Park Marina: Launch Ramp OPEN/70 degrees Bear Lake First Point: Launch Ramp OPEN/70 degrees Bear Lake Rainbow Cove: Launch Ramp OPEN/70 degreesBear Lake Rendezvous Beach: Launch Ramp CLOSED/low wa...</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> 58344199@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:17:32 MDT Utah forecast: A cool morning and a warm afternoon http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409448-78/weather-expected-mid-upper.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58409448-78/weather-expected-mid-upper.html.csp">Utah forecast: A cool morning and a warm afternoon</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By pamela manson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-13T10:37:01.598-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 10:37AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A cool morning is expected to turn into a warm afternoon in much of Utah on Saturday. Temperatures — which ranged from the upper 30s to mid 50s by about 8:30 a.m. in the northern and central parts of the state — should climb to the 80s later in the day, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service predicts highs in the lower 80s in the Salt Lake and Tooele valleys, near 80 in Ogden and Logan, and the mid 80s in Lehi and Provo. Thermometers in Heber City and Park City are expect...</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> 58409448@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:37:01 MDT U.N. says CO2 pollution levels reached record high in 2013 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58395675-68/levels-climate-carbon-emissions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58395675-68/levels-climate-carbon-emissions.html.csp">U.N. says CO2 pollution levels reached record high in 2013</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HEILPRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T21:52:02.505-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U.N. weather agency said Tuesday. The heat-trapping gas blamed for the largest share of global warming rose to global concentrations of 396 parts per million last year, the biggest year-to-year change in three decades, the World Meteorological Organization said in an annual report. That’s an increase of 2.9 ppm from the previous year and is 42 perce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583956752014-09-09T21:52:02.505-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T21:52:02.505-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58395675@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:52:02 MDT Utah’s foreign students come for math, science, biz http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58347863-200/students-foreign-percent-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58347863-200/students-foreign-percent-lake.html.csp">Utah’s foreign students come for math, science, biz</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNIE KNOX</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-29T13:55:07.125-06:00">Updated Aug 29, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Most foreign students studying at colleges in Salt Lake City, Provo and Orem in recent years were pursuing bachelor’s degrees related to science, math or business. And most of those students came from South Korea, China or India, according to a national study released Friday. The Utah trends mirror national ones — two-thirds of foreign students across the country are studying for such careers. About half of their American peers are majoring in those fields, according to the report from the no...</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> 58347863@www.sltrib.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:55:07 MDT U.N. panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339039-68/report-climate-says-warming.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58339039-68/report-climate-says-warming.html.csp">U.N. panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous</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="2014-08-26T16:10:50.144-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 04:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous — and it’s increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on Monday sent governments a final draft of its synthesis report, which combines three earlier, gigantic documents by the Nobel Prize-winning group. There is little in the report that wasn’t in the other more-detailed versions, ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583390392014-08-26T16:10:50.144-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T16:10:50.144-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339039@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:10:50 MDT Utah forecast: Hot statewide, hazy in the north http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58280126-78/utah-lake-salt-weather.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58280126-78/utah-lake-salt-weather.html.csp">Utah forecast: Hot statewide, hazy in the north</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T10:35:01.631-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 10:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Northern Utah’s haze will stick around for at least the next couple days. Only moderate air quality is forecasted for Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Davis, Weber and Box Elder counties both Sunday and Monday, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality. Salt Lake City is expected to have a high temperature of 91 degrees Sunday, before warming up to 93 on Monday, according to the National Weather Service. St. George, meanwhile, is forecasted to see a high of 100 degrees both days. The weather service...</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> 58280126@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:35:01 MDT