February 2017

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February 2017

 

Health

Love Your Lungs!

You breathe, on average, 26,000 times a day. Besides powering you through the day, breathing can be a calming meditation or a dangerous practice, depending on the Air Quality Index …

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Community

Seeing the World Whole

An all-Muslim Girl Scout troop examines the urban ecological framework of our city following the model of the renowned observer (and Girl Scout) Jane Jacobs. Scrolling through the …

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Social Justice

A Fire in Our Prisons

In a biased justice system, who gets locked up and who gets killed? There are those who speak of the “garbage fire” that is the United States criminal justice system. To many of th …

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Garden, Permaculture

Grow Your own Carbon Credits!

Everything you need to know to get started in DIY carbon sequestration. It’s impossible to be a self-aware human being in this day and age and not acknowledge the effect we as huma …

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Environmental Politics

The Antiquities Act from Roosevelt to Obama

Europe has its castles; the United States has its majestic mountains, seas and more. During his eight years in office, President Obama used the Antiquities Act of 1906 to establish …

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Metaphors for the Month: February 2017

Intuitive patterns for the month. Osho Zen Tarot: Moment to Moment, The Outsider, Ripeness Medicine Cards: Dog, Buffalo, Opossum Mayan Oracle: Complex Stability, Kan, Mystical Powe …

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Culture, Entertainment

How to Sundance All Year Long

At home or in a theatre, access to great film continues. Whether you hid from the festival that takes over SLC and Park City for 10 days, or you’re heartbroken from not seeing that …

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Social Justice

The Reguilded Age

Corporateers, conmen and crazies. It was SRO on Main St. inside Mandate Press, Sunday night, January 15, as 16 Utah poets and writers arose and read or performed their five minutes …

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Culture

Bob Dylan Unstrung

From one poet to another: Alex Caldiero performs works of the new Nobel laureate. The day the world gasped at the sight of the 2017 American inauguration, poly-artist Alex Caldiero …

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Arts, Culture, Entertainment

A Feather on the Breath of God

The most compelling character in Western Europe’s revolutionary Twelfth Century was a woman: Hildegard. She was an abbess, a visionary, a composer and a friend of popes and kings, …

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Connect, Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: February 2017

Environmental news from around the state and the West. Rising from the center of the southeastern Utah landscape and visible from every direction are twin buttes so distinctive tha …

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Community, Connect, Think

Slightly Off Center: Media Magic

There has been a lot of media about the media in the media lately. It is sort of like thinking about your brain: It’s an endless loop of logical labyrinth poop. If you can’t believ …

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Connect, Environmental Politics, Think

Save Bonanza Flats

Bonanza Flats is for sale, and it could go to developers or to open space. The 1,400 acre property is located on Guardsman’s Pass between Deer Valley, Park City and Brighton. Park …

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Connect, Environmental Politics, Politics

Help keep an eye on the Utah Legislature

Now is the time to sign up for e-mail action alerts from your favorite environmental groups. The 2017 General Session of the Utah Legislature started January 23 and runs through Ma …

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Environmental Politics, Politics

Congress declares public lands “worthless”

On their very first day in session, the Republican-controlled 115th U.S. Congress launched a fresh attack on Utah’s public lands. The House passed a rule that defines public lands …

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Health, Outdoor

Love Your Lungs: Masks

You may travel by mass transport, bike or on foot. You may have solar panels on your home and the highest-rated water heater. Your life may even be 100% carbon neutral. Too bad: Yo …

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Health, Yoga

Love Your Lungs: Undo Dirty Air with Yoga!

The Romans had detox in mind when they added February to their calendar in about 700 BCE. The Latin februum means “purification.” February is named after the Roman purification rit …

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Alternative Therapies, Food & Health

Love Your Lungs: Nutritional Support

Herbs Millcreek Herbs clinical herbalist Merry Lycett Harrison says osha root (ligusticum porterii; also called Porter’s lovage or bear medicine) is her “go-to” herb for lung clean …

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Health, Home

Love Your Lungs: Air Cleaning Gizmos

Negative ion generators Negative ion generators work basically by creating an electric charge on plates that attract pollutants out of the air. There is good research backing up th …

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Garden, Home

Love Your Lungs: Grow Your Own Air Cleaners

NASA studies in  the 1980s proved what your great-granny always knew: Houseplants are a good thing. All plants absorb carbon dioxide (what you exhale) and release oxygen (what you …

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Environmental Politics

And the Rubber Dodo Award goes to…

Utah Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT-1)— “For leading a fanatical campaign to give away America’s iconic public lands, our forests, deserts and wildlife refuges to state and private o …

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Health, Home

Love Your Lungs: Healthy House Check-up

Radon “Radon is a radioactive colorless, odorless, gas that can cause lung cancer,” says Dr. Akerley of Huntsman Cancer Institute. Radon typically enters a household via cracks in …

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Health, Transportation

Love Your Lungs: I’d Rather Be Reducing My Carbon Footprint

The most important thing to remember about our inversions is that the air is dangerous to breathe. And not just a little dangerous, as if the damage you do to your lungs will heal …

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Connect, Environmental Politics

Advocates promote clean air policies

Photo: Stephanie Felts On January 21, clean air advocates rallied at the Utah State Capitol urging State legislators to adopt a list of 19 policies to help clean up dirty air along …

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Environmental Politics

Save our water

While Salt Lake City has been working to protect the city’s watershed with a proposed Wasatch Wilderness and Watershed Protection Act (yet unpassed), the State of Utah Quality Grow …

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Environmental Politics, Nature

Don’t put away your “Protect Bears Ears” T-shirts just yet

On December 28, 2016, President Obama established a new Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. Hip, hip hooray! But don’t put away your “Protect Bears Ears” T-shirts ju …

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Community Profiles, Connect, Move, Yoga

Centered City Yoga has new owner

D’ana Baptiste, Centered City Yoga’s founder and owner for 13 years, is passing the torch of CCY to one of her students, Rachel Cieslewicz, and Cieslewicz’s husband Eric Martin. Ci …

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Community Profiles, Connect, Move, Yoga

Seek Studio opens in 9th and 9th area

Pictured: Sarah Betts | Photo: Mary McIntyre You might be thinking, “Just what that area needs, another yoga studio.” But Seek Studio offers a nontraditional approach to both yoga …

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