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Salt Lake City Named Fittest City in America

Salt Lake City Named Fittest City in America

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, January 14, 2009 (ENS) – Salt Lake City has been named the “Fittest City in America,” by “Men’s Fitness” magazine in its annual ranking of the fittest and fattest cities in the country. Salt Lake City earned the “Fittest City” distinction due to its abundance of park space, athletically motivated residents…

Larger, Older Deer Mice Spread Hantavirus

Larger, Older Deer Mice Spread Hantavirus

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, January 6, 2009 (ENS) – Deer mice that grow older and bigger due to better food, cover or nesting sites are the ones that are most likely to spread a deadly lung infection called hantavirus, according to new research from the University of Utah. Humans can become infected with hantavirus pulmonary…

Utah Oil and Gas Lease Auction Protested, Legal Deal Struck

Utah Oil and Gas Lease Auction Protested, Legal Deal Struck

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, December 19, 2008 (ENS) – Today, in front of the Bureau of Land Management headquarters in Salt Lake City, more than 100 demonstrators braved the wind and cold hoping their protest could save some of Utah’s prime wilderness lands from destruction for oil and gas development. Inside, the BLM was auctioning…

Utah BLM Defers Energy Leasing Near National Parks

Utah BLM Defers Energy Leasing Near National Parks

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, December 15, 2008 (ENS) – This coming Friday, the Bureau of Land Management Utah will offer over 300,000 acres for energy leases in a hotly disputed lease sale, but the federal agency has deferred leasing some of the most contentious parcels. The final list for the December 19 sale includes 132…