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Fires impact Utah’s air quality, damage forest

In summer 2017, The Utah Division of Air Quality reported an astonishing 32 “red air” days, mostly due to smoke from regional forest fires. We can expect more bad air days next sum …

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Wasatch Canyons planning

Salt Lake County is updating the Wasatch Canyons General Plan, last updated in 1989. The Plan is an official statement of county policy on the future use of the Wasatch Mountains a …

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Zinke attacks sage grouse

Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke isn’t just bad for national monuments, he’s bad for wildlife habitat, too. In 2015, the Obama administration hammered out plans to keep sage g …

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Life After Death

A body is a terrible thing to waste; sign up for organ donation today. We’ve all turned our back for a split second on a child. For parents Alicia and DJ, that split second, one be …

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A Day Planner for Death

Get your death act together with Good to Go’s “Departure File.” Death. I think of it all the time. Okay, not all the time, but at least once or twice a day. Not in a freaked-out, “ …

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Green Death

Two friends make a pact and see it through to the end. Six months before my best friend Steve ever knew he was sick we had watched a documentary about green burials. Fascinated tha …

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Death and Life

A tale of two sisters. On January 13, 2012 Josephine Valentine and Andromeda Jane were born at 33 weeks and five days old. Thirty-three weeks isn’t very premature these days in the …

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Time to Start Your Orchard

Dig into glorious fall. With glorious fall upon us, many get the itch to plant things, like fruit trees. Get them in the ground now and they will be comfortably in their new home b …

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Eschew the Halloween Closing

Thinking of buying a house? Avoid the scary stuff: Read this first. Closing on a home purchase feels like climbing out of a dungeon where your attention was held captive for months …

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The Urban Almanac: October 2017

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. October 1 Sunrise: 7:24am. Sunset: 7:09pm. Historic average: 72° high; 46° low. October 2   International Da …

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