Series of deadly crashes after dust storm hits Utah

Series of deadly crashes after dust storm hits Utah

At least 8 people have been killed and several others critically injured in a series of car crashes on Interstate-15 near Kanosh, Millard County, Utah on Sunday, July 25, 2021. According to the Utah Department of Public Service (DPS), 22 vehicles were involved in…

Rare earthquakes highlight Black Rock Desert volcanic field in Utah

Rare earthquakes highlight Black Rock Desert volcanic field in Utah

Rare earthquakes in the Black Rock Desert in Utah have provided a glimpse into the volcanic system of the field, which is still active despite not showing signs of erupting, according to a new study. A pair of earthquake sequences in September 2018 and April 2019,…

Massive wildfire raging in Utah, 1 500 people evacuated

Massive wildfire raging in Utah, 1 500 people evacuated

A massive wildfire is raging in southern Utah, forcing authorities to issue evacuation orders for at least 1 500 people. Since it started on June 17, the fire has rapidly spread to more than 17 000 hectares (42 000 acres), destroying on its way more than a dozen…

Record snowmelt, raging rivers across America’s West claim 21 lives

Record snowmelt, raging rivers across America’s West claim 21 lives

Raging rivers caused by record snowmelt claimed lives of at least 21 people across the America's West so far this season, forcing officials to close sections of rivers popular with swimmers, rafters and fishing enthusiasts. In Utah and Wyoming, some rivers…