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The Aquarium Age: Oct. 18-24

For far too many weeks far too many of our fellow travelers have been bombarded by extremes. Fire and rain as well as earthquakes and hurricanes, not just in the United States, but …

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Astrology

The Aquarium Age: Oct. 11-17

Jupiter’s entry into Scorpio is the big news this week. It moved into Scorpio yesterday, October 10, and will transit Scorpio until November 8, 2018. Scorpio is a Water Sign—it’s d …

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Connect, Think

The Conversation Project in Utah

Begin “the conversation” at the kitchen table-not in the intensive care unit When Bostonian Ellen Goodman began making end-of-life care decisions for her mother, she felt unprepare …

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Nature, Outdoor

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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Community, Energy, Environmental Politics

RMP rooftop solar settlement

In the transition to renewable energy, the biggest obstacles are challenges to the business model of existing utility companies. As rooftop solar has become more popular in Utah, R …

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Environmental Politics, Nature, Outdoor

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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Community, Environmental Politics, Politics

Trump’s EPA: dirty coal power, dirty air

In 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Regional Haze Ruling that required Rocky Mountain Power to install pollution controls on coal-fired power plants at Hunte …

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Community, Energy, Environmental Politics, Politics, Resources, Urban Planning

Water conservation strategies from the Utah Rivers Council

Utah Rivers Council (URC) has initiated a new water conservation campaign for Utah called 40 by 30—the goal is to reduce daily water consumption per person 40% by 2030. Water conse …

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Environmental Politics, Nature

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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Environmental Politics, Politics

Utah proposal to decimate Bears Ears

In September the State of Utah submitted its own proposal asking the U.S. Department of the Interior to literally decimate Bears Ears National Monument, reducing it to a tenth of i …

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Environmental Politics, Politics

Leaked Zinke memo snubs public input on Monuments

Last month The Washington Post obtained a leaked memo from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that recommends drastically reducing the size of both Bears Ears National Monument and Gran …

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Enjoy

Slightly Off Center: Banality Kills

Some of the things I’m most proud of are things I don’t or didn’t do. I’m not talking about the big stuff.  For instance, I have never started a nuclear war or run over a panda wit …

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Environmental Politics

Environews: October 2017

Environmental news from around the state and the West. Leaked Zinke memo snubs public input on Monuments Last month The Washington Post obtained a leaked memo from Interior Secreta …

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Yoga

Corpse Pose

A celebration of life.  In 35 years of practicing asana, only rarely have I heard Savasana, yoga’s final relaxation pose, called by its literal name: Corpse Pose. Whoever thought o …

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Live

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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