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Environmental Politics, Politics, Social Justice

Environews: September 2018

Indigenous action In  July the Bears Ears Inter-Tribal Coalition received the gift of a bear totem pole from the Lummi Nation in the Pacific Northwest. The nine-foot-tall totem was …

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Conservation groups oppose Estonian company’s expansion of its Utah oil shale strip mine

A coalition of environmental groups has come out in opposition to a massive expansion of oil-shale strip mining in the Uinta Basin. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has issued a …

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Mining begins in Grand Staircase Escalante

A Canadian mining company called Glacier Lake Resources, Inc. has announced that it will begin exploration for an underground mine on 200 acres that were formerly inside the bounda …

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Coyote hunters are cheating

It seems that hunters have been cheating to get a $50 bounty on coyotes offered by the State of Utah. To receive payment, the State requires hunters to turn in a dry or frozen coyo …

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Alton Coal Mine expansion

The Trump administration has released a final environmental impact statement (EIS) endorsing the expansion of an open pit coal mine near Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks that e …

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Sierra Club: Coal power is costing consumers

Sticking with coal-fired power generation is going to cost Utah consumers a lot of extra money according to a new report from the Sierra Club. An analysis of PacifiCorp, the parent …

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Arts

On the Cover: August 2018

Landcover Reprise by Marci Erspamer. Since a very young age I have had a deep desire to connect with people. Painting has been a way to bridge the raw   energies of the subcon …

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Slightly Off Center: Superpowers

I never read comic books as a kid because, like many “only” children, I was an adult child. I spent most of my reading time browsing science books at the library. I could recite ev …

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Environmental Politics

Environews: August 2018

Environmental news from around the state and the West. My deepest sorrow is for the degradation of the natural world and the corresponding grief that people feel when they lose the …

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Politics

Don’t Get Me Started: A Tale of Two Trolls

Strange things you see at the Coffee Garden. After reading a murder of mysteries by Agatha Christie, Graham Greene and Raymond Chandler recently, I’ve taken a sleuthsome turn mysel …

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Editor’s Notebook: Arthur and Me

Remembering a friend who showed me a bigger world. I met Arthur Spanjar one snowy Wisconsin morning in 1972, a month before my 21st birthday. I was on my way to Nick’s restaurant, …

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Environmental Politics

Beyond a Shadow of a Drought

Range Creek’s cautionary tale. Why did several Southwestern indigenous tribes disappear by the end of the 13th century? This is a mystery archaeologists have been trying to solve f …

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Garden

Intelligent Design

Great planning and an eye to innovation reap garden bounty at Frog Bench Farms. I’m a permaculture enthusiast cursed with an English garden aesthetic. The duality doubles down once …

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Community

Quirky, Quaint and Über-Local

Sugar House’s Wednesday farmers market comes of age at Fairmont Park. The first Sugar House Farmers Market opened eight years ago on Monument Plaza, next to the eyecatching Art Dec …

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Community

Women of Wisdom: Sheriff Rosie Rivera

An innate passion for fairness and justice drives Salt Lake County’s Sheriff Rosie Rivera Earlier this year, CATALYST (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit) received a grant from the Utah Women’s …

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