May 2018

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May 2018

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Health

Breathe: What Lies Ahead

What you should know—and can do—about summertime air pollution. Spring is here, and mild temperatures and frequent rain showers keep the air along the Wasatch Front relatively clea …

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Culture

Living Traditions

Part 2: The Food. Last month, we told the stories of the talented artists, crafters and dancers of Salt Lake City’s 33rd Annual Living Traditions Festival (happening this month May …

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Home

Life Before Air-Conditioning

How did Utahns of bygone days handle the summer heat? Northern Utah is experiencing hotter temperatures on average almost every year. The temperature in our region is increasing at …

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Garden

Bee Positive

Changes in the gardening industry might be good for pollinators. A momentous thing happened this year, the first signs of a victory for the environment likely not seen since the EP …

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Garden, Home

Grow Your Own Habitat

Transform your yard into a haven for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds with these Wasatch Front-friendly pollinator plants. Most gardens support pollinators by providing some nect …

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Heal

The Healing Power of Story

A conversation with Kevin Kling. Kevin Kling grew up in rural Minnesota with “a lot of elbow room.” He was surrounded by wide open wild spaces and stories, so very many stories. In …

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Mindfulness, Spirituality & Mysticism

Defying Gravity

Using levity to uplift in unfunny times. “The world is in serious condition largely due to our conditioning to be serious. Seriously.” —Swami Beyondananda If serious times have got …

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Garden, Home, Nature

The Urban Almanac: May 2018

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. May 1  Sunrise: 6:26a.m. Sunset: 8:24p.m. Average high and low temperature 67, 44. May 2  Vow to spend 24 ho …

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Intuitive Arts

Metaphors for the Month: May 2018

The wakeup call. Osho Zen Tarot:  The Rebel, Ordinariness, The Fool Medicine Cards: Blank Shield, Snake Mayan Oracle: Harmonic Resonance, Shadow Ancient Egyptian Tarot: 9 of Disks, …

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Yoga

Yoga: Practicing Kindness

Gratitude for your mentors. In the past few months, I’ve been exploring metta (kindness) meditation in CATALYST. The first installment covered practicing kindness for an easy being …

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Home

Smart Cooling for Desert Dwellers

Evaporative coolers, done right, are the way to go. Undeniably, spring has arrived. It’s time to get your swamp cooler up and running for the season. If you don’t have a swamp cool …

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Garden

Keeping Bees Healthy With Fungi

Science shows that fungi can boost the immune system of a hive. Fungi are the original source of our antibiotics, and are providing some of our most reliable current anti-viral res …

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Environmental Politics

Environews: May 2018

Environmental news from around the state and the West. “I don’t want to be a god, even if I can. I want to be a servant of god, if by god we mean nature, life, the world. I want to …

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Culture

Slightly Off Center: May 2018

How to talk TED. I speak many languages that are all English. I can talk sports, science, tech, downstate Missourian and TED. I can help you with the last one. Time may be running …

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Connect, Live

Environews: Population Growth, Traffic and Roads

Utah’s population keeps growing, and traffic keeps getting more congested. Nobody wants to sit in a traffic jam, but counterintuitively, making driving easier causes a phenomenon c …

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Live, Think

Environews: Keep Baldy Bald! (Alta Ski Area Expands)

In April the U.S. Forest Service approved controversial plans for new development at Alta Ski Area. The most obtrusive change would be a tram from Germania Pass to the top of Mount …

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Connect, Think

Environews: Suburbs generate more CO2 than cities

A study of carbon dioxide emissions in Salt Lake City found that new suburban development emits significantly more greenhouse gas than similar population growth within an urbanized …

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Live, Think

Environews: State of Wasatch Front air, not so good

The American Lung Association says the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem metropolitan area is among the most polluted in the United States. A report on State of the Air 2018 says that out …

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Live, Think

Environews: Stop the Inland Port land grab!

During the 2018 General Session, the Utah Legislature staged a surprise land grab of Salt Lake City’s North West Quadrant, 28,000 acres of largely undeveloped land in Great Salt La …

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Live, Think

Environews: Heat waves in the West: hotter, longer, more often

Salt Lake City is in for some hot weather. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association say that by 2020 human-caused global warming will be the main driver of …

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