April 2020

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April 2020

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Alternative Therapies, Heal, Health

Manipura, the solar plexus chakra: Personal power

Innate inner wildness Editor’s note: The Chakra Series, by Todd Mangum, MD, first appeared in CATALYST in 1995 and was repeated in 2009. These stories remain among the most read in …

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Nature

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 Lake is still in a wet cold spring. The hummers sta …

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Astrology, Expand, Intuitive Arts

Metaphors April 2020

Acceptance is the key to freedom. Allowing is a form of love. Osho Zen Tarot:  Playfulness, Flowering, Abundance Medicine Cards: Dolphin, Weasel Mayan Oracle:  Ik, Mystical Power, …

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Expand, Mindfulness

Almanac April 2020

April 1  Average temps today: high 58º, low 38º. Sunrise: 7:10am. Sunset: 7:53pm. April 2  Red cedar is not a cedar, Norfolk pine is not a pine, Douglas fir is not a fir and Austra …

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Community, Connect, Entertainment

My Corona

Let Uncle Dennis tell you a bedtime fable. “Stop crying, Jimmy. I’ve done all the research and there is only a .001% chance of a monster coming out from under your bed to eat you; …

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Community, Connect

Complete your 2020 Census: Now is a great time

The U.S. Census Bureau serves as the leading source of quality data about the country’s people, businesses and economy. The Census Bureau has the responsibility to count all of the …

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Health, Yoga

Lost in thought?

Instead, mind your thoughts. Over the past decades of mentoring people in mindfulness practice, the most common quandary I hear from novice meditators is this: “I can’t meditate. W …

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Arts, Culture, Enjoy

Poetry month celebration

Eleven poetry boxes are placed throughout the University of Utah’s Red Butte Garden. This month and next, they contain the winning poems of Red Butte Garden’s annual Poetry Month c …

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Nature

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 Lake is still in a wet cold spring. The hummers sta …

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Garden

Bring back the Victory Garden

Shit gets real. Earthquakes. A global pandemic. Grocery store aisles stripped bare. Restaurant dining rooms, bars, and many businesses are closed. Despite our state’s misplaced rep …

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Enjoy, Entertainment, Expand

2020 State of the Universe Address

A two-step program to create political climate change and establish heartland security. “To upshift our karma in these challenging times, we must embrace political climate change—w …

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Environmental Politics

Drawdown Utah

A look at local businesses and organizations whose work is already helping reverse global warming and stem the tide of climate change. What follows is a recognition and a call to s …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Utah’s 2020 legislative session

Like every year, the 45 days that make up the annual Utah legislative session come and go in a blink of an eye. Lawmakers passed 510 bills this year and approved a $20 billion stat …

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Environmental Politics

Covid-19 and air quality

What we can learn from the pandemic that may help Utahns in times of Air Quality crisis. The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented times globally, to say the least …

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Eat, Food & Health

Building a better food system, one bill at a time.

Citizen lobbyists bring home the raw cream and butter. Symbria and Sarah Patterson of Red Acre Center in Cedar City are a mother and daughter team who founded the Utah Farm & F …

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Environmental Politics

Environews April 2020

Utah Legislature: The good, the bad and the ugly. The 2020 General Session of the Utah Legislature wrapped up on March 12 with 510 new bills passed into law. Here is a selection of …

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Environmental Politics, Think

EnviroNews: Utah Legislature: The good, the bad and the ugly.

The 2020 General Session of the Utah Legislature wrapped up on March 12 with 510 new bills passed into law. Here is a selection of bills and resolutions that affect environmental i …

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Environmental Politics, Think

EnviroNews: Fracking Permits Threaten Pronghorn Migration

A coalition of environmental groups has filed a legal objection to a federal permit for 3,500 fracking wells that would cut off the “Path of the Pronghorn,” a 170-mile migration ro …

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Environmental Politics, Think

EnviroNews: No Snowpack, No Colorado River

Utah’s largest water reservoir is contained in snowpack that releases water all summer long. Scientists estimate that in the Colorado River basins, annual mean discharge from snowp …

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Environmental Politics, Think

EnviroNews: Another bad sage grouse plan for Utah

The Trump Administration has announced yet another bad plan to undermine sage-grouse conservation. Sage grouse are an indicator species for the health of sagebrush ecosystems and m …

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Environmental Politics, Think

EnviroNews: Save 2% for Utah

The Utah Rivers Council has launched a “Save 2% for Utah” campaign demanding more ambitious water conservation strategies from the Utah Division of Water Resources (DWR). DWR plans …

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Environmental Politics, Think

EnviroNews: 2020 Conservation in the West Poll

Colorado College has released the results of their annual Conservation in the West Poll, which asks voters in the Rocky Mountain West to weigh in on conservation of national parks …

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Environmental Politics, Think

EnviroNews: Slashing monuments costs jobs

More than 700 jobs in the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante regions could be lost as a result of Trump-era National Monument reductions, according to an economic study publi …

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COVID-19 Resources

See our list of articles addressing the COVID-19 pandemic First and Last responders – One family’s experience working the pandemic. Watching my 21-year-old getting ready to go off …

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