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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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Environews: Where does Jordan River water come from?

Researchers at the University of Utah studied where water in the Jordan River comes from as a  step toward sustainable river management. The Jordan River is on a state list of impa …

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Environews: Arches is now officially a Dark Sky park

Arches National Park has been certified as an International Dark Sky Park by the International Dark Sky Association (IDSA). The certification recognizes voluntary efforts to preser …

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Environews: No subsidies for uranium

The Trump administration has inadvertently halted uranium mining near Grand Canyon and within the Obama-era boundaries of Bears Ears National Monument by making it unprofitable. Tr …

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Environews: Climate change and cities

By 2050 the climate of Denver, Colorado will be as hot as Salt Lake City, Utah; Salt Lake City will be like Las Vegas, Nevada; Las Vegas will be like Phoenix, Arizona (a.k.a Americ …

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Environews: BLM headquarters moving to Colorado?

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has requested over $20 million to relocate Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offices from Washington DC to Grand Junction, Colorado. BLM is a feder …

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BLM headquarters moving to Colorado? Interior Secretary David Bernhardt has requested over $20 million to relocate Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offices from Washington DC to Gra …

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