The relationship between faith, politics and LGBTQ rights is more complicated than it can appear at first glance.
Lake Powell’s existential crisis is a unique opportunity to save a treasured landscape.
Latina women hold few top leadership positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but their contributions help keep congregations going.
Many Republicans have wrestled with whether to embrace Donald Trump and his brash political style. Latter-day Saints are an especially telling example.
The Utah holiday is a reflection of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ slowly changing identity, a historian of Mormonism and migration writes.
Agreements negotiated a century ago to share water on Western rivers among states are showing their age in a time of water scarcity.
These 47,000 aspen trees are genetically identical clones with shared roots.
The Biden administration is restoring full protection to three national monuments that President Trump sought to cut down drastically.
A long-expected federal drought declaration underlines how serious the Colorado River water shortage has become for Western states.
The Supreme Court recently dealt defeat to Florida in its 20-year legal battle with Georgia over river water. Other interstate water contests loom, but there are no sure winners in these lawsuits.
COVID-19 has been found in pets, zoo animals and in a wild mink in Utah. Monitoring wildlife for COVID-19 is important for animals and humans, both of whom face risks from a jumping virus.
Patriotism means pride in country, but what are we proud of? A former national park ranger suggests that visiting historic sites can remind Americans of the heritage, good and bad, that they share.
Can presidents undo decisions by their predecessors to protect federal lands from development? A recent court ruling on offshore drilling says no, and could also affect contested lands in Utah.
Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah is one of the very few GOP critics of President Trump’s character and leadership. Why has he staked out this lonely position? His Mormon faith.
The Mohave rattlesnake is famous for its variable venom – but the reasons behind that variation are not as straightforward as we thought.
The Trump administration recently reduced the size of Bears Ears in Utah, opening millions of acres to mining and other uses. This threatens Indigenous heritage and can be seen as a form of violence.
President Trump signed an order on Dec. 4 to drastically reduce the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments. Four legal experts explain why this action is likely to be reversed.
You often hear police express a concern that their jobs will become more difficult if they are forced to work with ICE. We look at the evidence.
Many evangelicals are backing Trump, so why hasn’t he caught fire with Mormons? A scholar of Mormons’ political beliefs counts the ways.