July 2016

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July 2016

Beverages, Community, Culture, Dining Out, Eat, Local Harvest

Eat, Drink and Learn: Feasts, Festivals and Cookery Classes

Thirty, 20, even 10 years ago, Salt Lake’s food culture was still as uncreative and bland as funeral potatoes and chicken fried steak and its non-existent cocktail culture remained …

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Health, Home, Science

For a Better Sunscreen, Get Physical

I’m a redhead. A ginger. A freckle-covered sunburn waiting to happen. To bathe my skin in sunscreen everyday is my habit and my curse, but every time I read the back of a sunscreen …

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Arts, Community, Community Profiles, Culture, Entertainment

Change Agents: A Music-Centric Community

Listening to music can be a profoundly ecstatic experience. So it’s no great surprise that researchers have found listening to music floods our brains with dopamine even long after …

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Home

Urban Almanac: July 2016

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the home, garden and natural world. JULY 1 Famous Utahns born today: Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon, physician and first woman state legislator …

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Intuitive Arts, Spirituality & Mysticism

Metaphors for the Month: July 2016

Venus will bring out your inner flirt, making things very va-va-voom during its transit in Leo.  Osho Zen Tarot: Participation, Projections, Creativity Medicine Cards: Ant, Rabbit, …

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University of Utah BFA Featured Art Award

Each spring, a new group of art students leaves the school-structured discipline of art education and enters the working world as painters, sculptors, graphic designers, photograph …

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Garden, Home, Nature, Permaculture

Aphids 101: Methods to Outsmart the Little Vampires

Few things crash the garden party harder than the arrival of aphids. In an instant, visions of effortless harvest and flawless plants come to an abrupt halt. One of the first pests …

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Community, Transportation, Urban Planning

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bus

It’s not that the bus has never let me down. It’s hard to forgive that one particular bus driver last winter who blew past without stopping while I was waiting at night in a blizza …

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Politics

Slightly Off Center: Things that Can’t Be Real

I’m not going to go all Matrix on you, but contemplating reality can really make your head reel. It’s more than just the reality of the lowlight reel of the real choices of preside …

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Environmental Politics

Environews: July 2016

Environmental news from around the state and the West. Now though the season warms the woods inherits harms of human enterprise. Our making shakes the skies And taints the atmosphe …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: EPA requires Utah coal plant to cut emissions

In June, citizen groups working on air quality won a major victory when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a decision that will reduce haze-forming emissions …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Grizzly Delisting

In March, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service proposed removing grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem from the federal Endangered Species List. Only 136 grizzlies liv …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Fake posters oppose Bears Ears

Opponents of designating a Bears Ears National Monument in San Juan County Utah posted fake flyers designed to look like they came from the federal government or from environmental …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Summer reading

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Terry Tempest Williams  has released a new book, The Hour of Land : A Personal Topography of America’s National Park …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Subscriber Solar

HEAL Utah has been critical of Rocky Mountain Power’s “Blue Sky” program for purchasing renewable energy credits from out-of-state instead of developing new clean power sources in …

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Solar Power

Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Feeding the food desert

SLC Green, Salt Lake City’s sustainability department, has received more than $54,000 in federal grants to set up a mobile farmers market bringing good green things to the Glendale …

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Health

More on SUNSCREENS

In the July CATALYST we gave the basic rundown on pros and cons of sunscreen. One of our trusty gingers, Emma Ryder, roadtests a batchful and offers up her opinions.   Physica …

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Sun Block Pool

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