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Live, Think, Transportation

Three Utah Organizations Discuss Utah’s Air Quality

We know air quality is an issue, especially when we awaken to a skyline of smog. It’s definitely a problem which has caught the eye of many Utah organizations. On Feb. 11, the Univ …

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Holidays, Love, Relationships

Valentine’s Day May Have More Potential for Finding Love Than You Thought

How many of us are actually excited for Valentine’s Day? The hyper-commercialized holiday of cheap paper cards and red flowers with ribbons. The holiday of “love.” The only reason …

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Community, Transportation

Clear the Air Challenge Kick-Off

Clear the Air Challenge Kick-Off Friday January 12,  2019   Utah’s 10th annual Clear the Air Challenge is underway. The program was created as a method for businesses and indi …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Cottonwood Heights

Kudos to Cottonwood Heights which has joined the list of Utah communities committed to clean energy. In January the Cottonwood Heights City Council adopted a goal of 100% clean, re …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Many ways to spend $100 million to improve Utah’s air quality

In his proposed 2019 budget, Utah Governor Gary Herbert included a one-time allocation of  $100 million (up from a more typical $4 million) to help improve Utah’s air quality. If o …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Environmental impacts of the government shutdown

Environmental stewardship suffered during the partial government shutdown that began on December 22, 2018 over the refusal of the U.S. Congress to fund a border wall. Furloughed em …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Coal plants uneconomic

A 2018 report from the Sierra Club found that coal-fired power plants in Utah cost more to operate than if they were using wind or solar energy. Unexpectedly, Pacificorp (the paren …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: Dust is melting Utah’s snow

Researchers at the University of Utah found that declining water in the Great Salt Lake causes snow to melt earlier in the Wasatch Mountains. Deposits of dark-colored dust absorb h …

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Environmental Politics

Environews: Utah State of the Environment 2018

In January, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released its annual State of the Environment Report. The report details environmental permitting, enforcement and re­ …

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Environmental Politics

Environews: Utah Legislature 2019 General Session, January 28-March 14

Each year the Utah Legislature considers various laws that affect clean air, clean water, public lands, wildlife and other environmental concerns. Surprisingly, legislators often d …

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Enjoy, Entertainment, Politics

SUNDANCE 2019: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

Long before the recent worldwide wave of elections of far-right presidents and dictators that shocked liberals and moderates across Europe and the U.S., Stieg Larsson had a fastidi …

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Community, Connect

A day at the fair!

The CATALYST Clean Air Solutions Fair, January 19, was one of the most engaging yet. A huge thank you to all of our exhibitors, donors and volunteers (see next page). And thanks to …

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Expand, Intuitive Arts

Metaphors for the month

Osho Zen Tarot:  Flowering, Traveling, Trust Medicine Cards: Spider, Lynx, Crow Mayan Oracle: Ben, Realm Shift, Universal Movement Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The Empress, The Devil, P …

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Education

February 2019 Almanac

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond February 1 Sun rise 7:37am, sunset 5:44pm. Salt Lake temp averages 46° F. / 31°, with five days of rain. Febr …

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Entertainment

An Evening with two awful men

When the worst president ever meets a rash assassin “People get me mixed up with Millard Fillmore. Millard! Or they can’t place me at all. You think this won’t happen to you. But I …

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