Issue Section: Nature & Civilization

Monica’s story

The following story is one of three collective stories (see “Community Cats” and “Meet the Cat Avenger: Julie Davis”) on feral felines and the women

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Flying Jewel

A single parent mom moves in. Invisible with speed, a tiny blur buzzes up to a perch above our front door. It’s mid-May and Salt

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Nature all around us

Getting to know our neighbors at the Natural History Museum of Utah The myths of human separateness are many and varied: Mankind is special—we are

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Bee advised

Salt Lake County bee inspector Peter Somers mentors new enthusiasts In another life, Peter Somers was a pilot. Now, he is the Salt Lake County

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A win for pollinators

Citizen action group does end-run around bureaucracy to change pesticide laws In their nearly 30 years of existence, neonicotinoids have become the most widely used

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Bring the natives home

Raising backyard native bee species is a plus-they sting less and pollinate more Creating habitat for native bees is one of the most fun and

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Dust

From stardust to the Dust Bowl to what’s under your bed, dust is a ubiquitous part of life. Here, we learn what DUST means to

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