News Clips for June 16-18, 2018

U.S. Department of Energy selects Utah for $140 million geothermal laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced Utah as the winning site to receive up to $140 million in funding across five years to build a first-of-its-kind research laboratory to advance next-generation geothermal technologies.

Drought And Fire Threat Lead To Forest Closings

Forest officials closed the San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado because of "historic levels" of fire danger. The closure will affect local tourism economies.

Poor people are trapped behind bars. How Utah is using an algorithm to get some of them out

On an early May morning in 2010, 16-year-old Kalief Browder, who lived with his family in the Bronx, N.Y., was arrested for stealing a backpack.

We’ve heard it before, but this Utah tar sands operation says it’s poised to produce oil and actually make money

Vernal • Standing in a Uinta Basin quarry overlooking eastern Utah’s Green River winding through the desolate hills in the distance, Donald Clark picks up a chunk of black rock and breaks it apart, exposing surfaces that glisten under the hot sun.

Stan Penfold: Will air emissions cloud inland port’s success?

Time will tell if the much-vaunted and controversial inland port lives up to its promise as the biggest economic bonanza in Utah’s history. If it does, let’s hope dramatically increased air emissions from countless additional trucks, trains and their cargoes don’t choke our ability to enjoy this newfound wealth.

On Father's Day, here are 5 new discoveries about dads

Here are five important things that researchers have discovered about fatherhood in just the past year

Minority bias has strong influence in categorizing multiracial individuals, study shows

(KUTV) - The United States is becoming increasingly multiracial, but psychologists are just beginning to understand how multiracial individuals are perceived and categorized.A recent study titled Black?+?White?= Not White: A minority bias in categorizatio

AMA Takes on Gender Inequity, Including the Wage Gap

Gender-neutral criteria and better transparency around physician salaries are among proposals under consideration as a draft resolution moves ahead.

7 Worthwhile Scholarships for Single Parents | Student Loan Hero

Single moms and dads know how hard it is to balance everything. If you're looking for help paying for college, try these scholarships for single parents.

Utah is the 'most Pixar-loving' state in the country. Here are the state's 7 favorite Pixar films

A new report from CableTV.com identified Utah’s favorite Pixar film, and it’s a rather interesting choice.

University of Utah selected for $140 million DOE geothermal project - Daily Energy Insider

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced last week that the University of Utah would receive up to $140 million in continued funding over the next five years for innovative geothermal research and development. A ... Read More »

Feds allocate $140M for geothermal energy lab in Beaver County

ST. GEORGE, Utah — The U.S. Department of Energy will give the University of Utah up to $140 million to support a research laboratory studying manmade geothermal energy, St. George News reports. The department announced the five-year funding plan Thursday for the facility in Beaver County. Energy Se

Tribune editorial: A steamy step to renewable energy in Utah

A $140 million federal grant to help an outfit in Utah develop a new method of harvesting renewable energy is certainly good news.

Utah to get $140M for geothermal energy lab

The U.S. Department of Energy will give the University of Utah up to $140 million to support a research laboratory studying manmade geothermal energy.

U of U creates Dr. Russell M. Nelson and Dantzel W. Nelson Presidential Endowed Chair

(KUTV) -- The University of Utah announced Friday that it has established the Dr. Russell M. Nelson and Dantzel W. Nelson Presidential Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery and awarded its first recipient.The recipient of the endowed chair is Craig H. Se