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Sundance 2019: The Elephant Queen

Athena is 50 years old. She is a mother and, like her namesake, a wise leader. She is beautiful and big. She has the longest tusks out of her whole family. She is the matriarch of …

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Environews: New Tracy Aviary Nature Center & Jordan River Park

Salt Lake County is planning a new Jordan River Park along the riparian corridor between highway 201 and 4500 South, envisioned as an urban natural area with a priority on preservi …

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Like farting under the covers

On a clear day, Salt Lake City is a beautiful place, with vistas in all directions  that can’t be beat—weather and human activity permitting, of course. On December 28, 2016, two w …

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Clean Air Solutions Fair January 19, 2019

Your opportunity to help clean up our air is coming up soon. It’s getting real out there. In October, the United Nations declared that it’s time to take “unprecedented” actions to …

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Environews: New species of bees discovered in the Beehive State

Researchers at Utah State University have discovered an astonishing diversity of native bees living within the original boundaries of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (G …

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Environews: Aspen regeneration after fire

Baby aspen trees have sprouted in areas burned by the 71,673-acre human-caused Brian Head Fire of 2017. Aspens are a disturbance-dependent species that grows from existing roots af …

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Swedetown

Memories of a Salt Lake City neighborhood built on, and then lost to, industry. The perceived homogeneity of a city is upheld by the undoing of unique places within it. For Salt La …

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John Saves Energy: John Loveless practices what he preaches

Earlier this year, CATALYST presented A Clean Air Affair—an evening of experts speaking on the topic of air quality. CATALYST worked with the local chapter of the international gro …

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Almanac: October 2018 A compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond

October 1 Sunrise: 7:24 am. Sunset: 7:09 pm. Avg. high 73°. Avg. low 49°. Day length is rapidly decreasing—by 77 minutes from today till October 31. That’s about two and a half min …

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The long coast: in the pleistocene, shamans were needed to get you through the day

The writer Craig Childs has been traversing the American Southwest since childhood, always drawn off trail to the ledges, rivers and expanses where others did not travel, a vagabon …

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