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Environnews: Fossil of an energy policy for whose benefit?

The Trump administration has been sneaking nuclear waste shipments into Nevada.  Last month a coalition of concerned citizen groups has sent a formal letter to Governor Gary Herber …

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Environnews: Legislative audit of Lake Powell pipeline

Is it feasible for Washington County to pay back the cost of a $1.43 billion (2015 dollars) Lake Powell pipeline? A legislative audit says “maybe,” if population grows and there ar …

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Environnews: Dump at Promontory Point

Friends of Great Salt Lake are concerned to learn that Weber County Commissioners are about to send municipal trash to Promontory Point on the shores of Great Salt Lake. The Utah D …

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Environnews: Trump attacks Endangered Species Act

Rule changes for implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA) could gut the country’s most effective law for protecting biodiversity. In August the Trump administration announced …

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Environnews: City tax funds better buses

A small increase in Salt Lake City sales tax has resulted in better bus service. Thanks to the city’s Funding Our Future program, bus routes 2, 9, and 21 now run more often and lat …

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Environews: More Wasatch Mountains ski development?

Under a pretense of providing recreation for military personnel, a massive new high-end ski resort development has been announced by Deer Valley near Jordanelle Reservoir. The “May …

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Environnews: Public comments sought on Central Wasatch plan

The Central Wasatch Commission (CWC) has released a new public discussion draft of the Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area Act (NCRA) which could help protect …

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Environnews: Revised Bears Ears plan is dreadful

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released its final plan for the Trump boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument. From the original size of over 1.3 million acres, the monu …

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Celebrating science and nature

Rendezvous with a poet and a bee keeper To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee, One clover, and a bee, And revery. The revery alone will do, If bees are few. —To make a pr …

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September 2019 EnviroNews

Nature is essential for human existence and good quality of life. Most of nature’s contributions to people are not fully replaceable, and some are irreplaceable. – Global Assessmen …

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Environews: SLC mayoral candidates on bicycling

Cycling Utah sent a survey on bicycling transportation to candidates for Salt Lake City Mayor to ask questions about bicycles in the Salt Lake City Transportation Master Plan (last …

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Environews: Help study black rosy-finches

The Wild Utah Project is seeking citizen-science volunteers to study black rosy-finches this upcoming fall and winter. The finches live in rugged mountain landscapes and are one of …

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Environews: Condor chick in Zion

A pair of endangered California condors nesting in Zion National Park have hatched a chick which has been entered in the official condor “studbook” as number 1000. This is the thir …

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Environews: Don’t feed the bears

In July the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources reported an unusually high number of calls about bears, probably because Utah’s growing population puts more people in wildlife habi …

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Environews: Cows are eating Pando

A new report from the Western Watershed Project says that cattle are eating Pando, an aspen clone in the Fishlake National Forest that is considered the world’s largest living orga …

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