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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Citizen Scientists: City Nature Challenge 2018

Exploring and documenting Utah’s rich biodiversity isn’t just for scientists anymore. Between April 27 and April 30, residents of cities around the world are competing to document …

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Grid Zine Fest Review

The second annual Grid Zine Festival was held at Publik Space on Saturday April 14th. Over 70 vendors from all over Utah and the United States showed up to put their zines on displ …

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Bee Fest 2018 Call for Exhibitors, Volunteers, Sponsors

If you have any ideas, or a desire to lend a helping hand, please fill in this form HERE. As we approach CATALYST’s first time presenting Bee Festival 2018, on June 16 at the Wasat …

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