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For Happy Bees, go Pesticide-Free

Grassy lawns in Salt Lake City are borrowed from a whole different ecosystem than the one we live in. Maintaining a perfectly green lawn not only requires copious water but also ap …

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Slightly Off Center: Homeless or Home Free?

There’s a van and a small camper that keep popping up in various parking lots around town. I won’t describe them in more detail because I don’t want to impinge on their joie de cam …

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A Life in the Garden

Want to be a better gardener? Start here for inspiration and practical assistance. A life in the garden Conservation Garden Park 8275 S. 1300 W. West Jordan, Utah. For most worksho …

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Grow a Garden

Want to do your part for climate stability, soil fertility, biological diversity, resource availability and general environmental quality? In fundamental ways, our lives depend on …

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Urban Almanac: April 2018

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. Apr 1  Sun rise: 7:10 am. Sun set: 7:52 pm. Easter. A movable holiday. Easter falls on the first Sunday foll …

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Bee Festival 2018

Bring on another festival! In January, CATALYST put on the Clean Air Solutions Fair, with assistance from a crackerjack team of excellent volunteers. While it was lots of work that …

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Briefly Noted: Recycle Glass at DABC’s 300 West Wine Store

Utah’s DABC has partnered with Momentum Recycling to bring Utah its first ever glass-recycling center at a DABC store. Check out the Wine Store near the 300 West Costco and you’ll …

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Briefly Noted: Bags to Beds

How does one turn 500 plastic bags into a comfortable sleeping mat? U of U studfetns had the answer at the Clean Air Solutions Fair. They collect plastic bags and then cut and tie …

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Environews: Great Salt Lake toxic dump

In February, a coalition of local environmental groups hosted public meetings regarding a threat to build a garbage dump at the north end of Great Salt Lake. A company called Promo …

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Environews: Salt Lake City & Climate Change

If you think it feels warmer than it used to be, you’re right. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that 2017 was the third hottest year since 1880 wh …

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