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Environews August 2015: Utah is an ecological debtor

By Sophie Silverstone

-by Amy Brunvand

Utah is an ecological debtor

July 14 was “Ecological Deficit Day” for the United States according to the Global Footprint Network. On that date the U.S. used up more ecological resources than U.S. ecosystems could regenerate within a full year. The report says that Utah is an ecological debtor, which means our ecological footprint is larger than the biocapacity of the state to support the existing human population.

Global Footprint Network

More August 2015 Environews:

Anti-federalist weirdness out of control

Mountain Accord reaches a deal

A new national monument for Utah?

Public comments on Alton coal mine due

Energy development vs. clean water

Rain barrels help conserve water

This article was originally published on August 5, 2015.