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Women of Wisdom: Sheriff Rosie Rivera

An innate passion for fairness and justice drives Salt Lake County’s Sheriff Rosie Rivera Earlier this year, CATALYST (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit) received a grant from the Utah Women’s …

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Editor’s Notebook: A time for awards

Air Quality Ally, Best Magazine and more. In May, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams presented CATALYST Magazine with the first-ever Salt Lake County Board of Health Air Quality Al …

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Editor’s Notebook: June 2018

I first met Lynne Olson in 1990 when she came by the office with an idea for a story: Kids Organized to Protect the Environment (the KOPE Kids Club). We followed KOPE for several y …

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Bee Fest

What’s happening at Bee Fest: A Celebration of Pollination! Raise your glass to pollinators, for they bring you your coffee, tea, tequila and cream (dairy cows eat  pollinated alfa …

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Youth Action: Collaboration, Innovation and Sustainability

The University of Utah’s Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund. About 150,000 honey bees living in a dozen hives call the University of Utah home. You’ll find them in the rooftop gard …

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Environews: Suburbs generate more CO2 than cities

A study of carbon dioxide emissions in Salt Lake City found that new suburban development emits significantly more greenhouse gas than similar population growth within an urbanized …

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Environews: Population Growth, Traffic and Roads

Utah’s population keeps growing, and traffic keeps getting more congested. Nobody wants to sit in a traffic jam, but counterintuitively, making driving easier causes a phenomenon c …

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Briefly Noted: Salt Lake Needs A Food Co-Op

Join the Wasatch Co-op market now and help make it happen. If you’ve lived in almost any U.S. college town, you’re probably familiar with natural foods co-ops– community-owned gro …

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Citizen Scientists: City Nature Challenge 2018

Exploring and documenting Utah’s rich biodiversity isn’t just for scientists anymore. Between April 27 and April 30, residents of cities around the world are competing to document …

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12 Facts about earth day

Earth Day is this Sunday and now more than ever we need to be conscious of how we affect our environment.  Myron Willson, deputy chief sustainability officer at the University of U …

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