NATURAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NATURAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Drones banned in Arches, Canyonlands and southeast Utah monuments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310354-78/drones-national-park-parks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310354-78/drones-national-park-parks.html.csp">Drones banned in Arches, Canyonlands and southeast Utah monuments</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brett Prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T22:19:12.436-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Photographers and videographers are always looking for new ways to capture the wonders of America’s national parks. The use of drones — remote-controlled miniature aircraft that can be mounted with cameras — is the newest craze. But continued issues with the high-tech toys has led to bans in parks across the country, including the formal prohibition issued Monday for Arches and Canyonlands parks as well as Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments. Kate Cannon, the superintendent of thos...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58310354@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:19:12 MDT Herbert to monument supporters: Come visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58267711-90/area-herbert-lands-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58267711-90/area-herbert-lands-letter.html.csp">Herbert to monument supporters: Come visit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T22:40:11.986-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert is inviting 14 liberal U.S. senators who are asking President Barack Obama to create a 1.8 million-acre national monument around Canyonlands National Park to come to Utah and visit the area. “While I disagree with the specific actions you recommend, I fully concur that Utah is blessed with amazing natural resources worthy of protection,” Herbert said in the letter dated Tuesday. “Unfortunately, few out-of-state federal officials have had the opportunity to personally experience...</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> 58267711@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:40:11 MDT Phillips 66’s profits fall as it pivots to chemicals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243360-79/gas-phillips-prices-natural.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243360-79/gas-phillips-prices-natural.html.csp">Phillips 66’s profits fall as it pivots to chemicals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Zain Shauk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T17:33:01.931-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • Phillips 66, the refining company that saw its shares drop last month on news of expanded U.S. oil exports, said second-quarter profit declined 9.9 percent as its effort to boost natural gas liquids sales fell short of analysts’ expectations. Net income fell to $863 million, or $1.51 a share, from $958 million, or $1.53, a year earlier, the Houston-based company said Wednesday. Excluding one-time items, per-share profit missed the $1.69 average of 13 analysts’ estimates compiled by Blo...</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> 58243360@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:33:01 MDT Letter: See Museum of Natural History’s ‘Horse,’ of course http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232854-82/horses-horse-exhibit-history.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232854-82/horses-horse-exhibit-history.html.csp">Letter: See Museum of Natural History’s ‘Horse,’ of course</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T15:52:01.72-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Visit the Museum of Natural History of Utah today! There’s a horse exhibit called “The Horse” open from July 21 to Jan. 4. It is on the third floor and down the left hall. (While you come to visit, you should check out The Sky Terrace on the fifth floor.) Visiting “The Horse” is fun because you get to see horse show awards, a movie about horses’ teeth, a movie about horses, a movie that shows horse skeletons and sculptures of horses. I learned some stuff about horses, such as: some of their r...</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> 58232854@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:52:01 MDT Horse exhibit at Utah museum includes focus on Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58200223-78/horse-museum-horses-ute.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58200223-78/horse-museum-horses-ute.html.csp">Horse exhibit at Utah museum includes focus on Utes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T09:59:12.415-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Horses, the Ute Tribe believes, were created by Mother Earth and are sacred. That’s why Lara Arrowchis-Ivie was thrilled to help The Natural History Museum of Utah bring to life a Ute-specific piece of a new special exhibition called The Horse. The traveling exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, along with an additional exhibit examining the Ute-horse connection, opened to the public Monday and runs through Jan. 4. “The Horse is the largest, most artifact-...</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> 58200223@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:59:12 MDT Price of natural gas falls to an 8-month low http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207801-79/percent-rose-cents-fell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207801-79/percent-rose-cents-fell.html.csp">Price of natural gas falls to an 8-month low</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:33:02.027-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Natural gas fell to its lowest level in eight months Monday following forecasts that nationwide summer temperatures are expected to be milder than normal. The price of natural gas fell 10 cents, or 2.6 percent, to $3.85 per 1,000 cubic feet. That’s the lowest since mid-November. Weather analysts expect average temperatures across the U.S. to be lower than normal for the next two to three weeks, which is typically when U.S. temperatures are at their hottest. In the summer natural gas is used to g...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582078012014-07-21T16:33:02.027-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:33:02.027-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207801@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:33:02 MDT Oil prices rise $1 for third time in four trading days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206283-79/cents-oil-trading-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206283-79/cents-oil-trading-gas.html.csp">Oil prices rise $1 for third time in four trading days</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PABLO GORONDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:03:58.91-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The price of oil rose more than a $1 for the third time in the last four trading days, and closed above $104 for the first time since July 3. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.46 to $104.59 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Friday, the Nymex contract fell 6 cents to $103.13. Oil has gained 4.6 percent over the past four trading sessions. Brent crude for September delivery, a benchmark for international oils, gained 44 cents to $107.68 on the ICE exchange in London. Meanwhile...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582062832014-07-21T16:03:58.91-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:03:58.91-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206283@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:03:58 MDT ADM to buy Swiss flavoring maker for $3 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58156934-79/flavors-billion-adm-wild.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58156934-79/flavors-billion-adm-wild.html.csp">ADM to buy Swiss flavoring maker for $3 billion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T15:02:52.656-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 03:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Decatur, Ill. • Archer Daniels Midland already makes sweeteners, fibers, emulsifiers and an array of other ingredients used in packaged foods and drinks. Now it’s getting in the business of natural flavors. The agribusiness giant, based in Decatur, Illinois, said Monday it will acquire the privately held Swiss company Wild Flavors in an all-cash deal that will total $3.13 billion counting debt, or 2.3 billion euros. Founded in 1931, Wild Flavors makes natural flavors and “flavor systems” that he...</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> 58156934@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:02:52 MDT Anti-gay group plans Salt Lake conference in 2015 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58138489-78/family-congress-families-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58138489-78/family-congress-families-utah.html.csp">Anti-gay group plans Salt Lake conference in 2015</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lisa Schencker </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T09:36:49.578-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An organization that touts the “natural family” and opposes homosexuality plans to hold its first U.S. conference in Salt Lake City next year. It’s a plan that, in addition to upsetting gay rights advocates, comes shortly after a federal appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that scrapped Utah’s ban on gay marriage. The World Congress of Families is to be held at the Little America and Grand America hotels in late October 2015. It’s an event that could attract a couple of thousand people, s...</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> 58138489@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:36:49 MDT Milbank: The Supreme Court’s useful fiction http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58136981-82/corporations-alito-court-rights.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58136981-82/corporations-alito-court-rights.html.csp">Milbank: The Supreme Court’s useful fiction</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dana Milbank</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T07:43:13.861-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 07:43AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Mitt Romney said it, and on Monday the Supreme Court upheld it: Corporations are people, my friend. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee was jeered when he made the claim in 2011 at the Iowa State Fair. But somewhere, perhaps in his $55,000 car elevator in La Jolla, Calif., the businessman-politician is laughing. In its last day in session, the high court not only affirmed corporate personhood but expanded the human rights of corporations, who by some measures enjoy mo...</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> 58136981@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:43:13 MDT U.S. oil, natural gas rig count rose by 15 to 1,873 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58123551-79/rigs-gas-oil-1873.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58123551-79/rigs-gas-oil-1873.html.csp">U.S. oil, natural gas rig count rose by 15 to 1,873</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T12:14:02.705-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 12:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 15 this week to 1,873. The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,558 rigs were exploring for oil and 314 for gas. One was listed as miscellaneous. A year ago there were 1,748 active rigs. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma gained eight rigs, Pennsylvania gained two and Alaska, California, Colorado, North Dakota and Ohio each gained o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581235512014-06-27T12:14:02.705-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-27T12:14:02.705-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58123551@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:14:02 MDT Encana to sell Bighorn assets for about $1.8 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58123034-79/encana-bighorn-billion-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58123034-79/encana-bighorn-billion-company.html.csp">Encana to sell Bighorn assets for about $1.8 billion</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T09:18:02.035-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 09:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Energy producer Encana has agreed to sell its Bighorn holding in Canada for about $1.8 billion to another Canadian company, the privately held Jupiter Resources. Encana said Friday the sale includes about 360,000 acres of land in Canada with total net proved reserves of about 1.1 trillion cubic feet equivalent, mostly natural gas. It also includes Encana’s working interests in all pipelines, facilities and service arrangements. “Bighorn is a high quality asset that has not been receiving signifi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581230342014-06-27T09:18:02.035-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-27T09:18:02.035-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58123034@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:18:02 MDT Natural gas sinks after weekly storage report http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58119899-79/gas-natural-fell-storage.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58119899-79/gas-natural-fell-storage.html.csp">Natural gas sinks after weekly storage report</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T15:33:03.089-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 03:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Natural gas prices were falling to four-week lows after the U.S. government reported a sharp buildup in the country’s natural gas storage levels. The price of natural gas fell 15 cents, or 3.4 percent, to $4.40 per thousand cubic feet, the lowest since late May. The Energy Department said U.S. natural gas inventories rose by 110 billion cubic feet last week, much more than what investors expected. In the summer, natural gas is primarily used to fire on-demand power plants when there is a need fo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581198992014-06-26T15:33:03.089-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-26T15:33:03.089-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58119899@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:33:03 MDT Divergent views exist on exporting gas through bay http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58113769-79/dominion-gas-export-bay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58113769-79/dominion-gas-export-bay.html.csp">Divergent views exist on exporting gas through bay</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FREDERIC J. FROMMER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T11:40:01.751-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 11:40AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lusby, Md. • Dominion Resources’ proposal to build a liquefied natural gas export facility is dividing residents of the quiet town of Lusby on the Chesapeake Bay. Some, like longtime resident Tracey Eno are worried about increased air pollution. “That can’t be good for me. I mean that’s just common sense,” said Eno, 44, who lives 1½ miles from the site. “Is that going to show up as asthma? Lung cancer? “Are there going to be effects that we’re not even aware of at this point?” But others, includ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581137692014-06-25T11:40:01.751-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-25T11:40:01.751-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58113769@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:40:01 MDT Oil drilling threatens solitude of national park http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58099890-79/park-oil-gas-natural.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58099890-79/park-oil-gas-natural.html.csp">Oil drilling threatens solitude of national park</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSH WOOD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-22T15:03:28.457-06:00">Updated Jun 22, 2014 03:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Theodore Roosevelt National Park, N.D. • After the last hints of sunset dip behind the hills, the North Dakota horizon comes alive with flickering orange flames of a different kind — natural gas flares. These tiny tongues of fire burn bright against the dark prairie just beyond the boundaries of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in the Badlands, where the man who later became the nation’s 26th president sought solace after his wife and mother both died unexpectedly on the same day in 1884 in his ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580998902014-06-22T15:03:28.457-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-22T15:03:28.457-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58099890@www.sltrib.com Sun, 22 Jun 2014 15:03:28 MDT