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Culture

Talking to Trees

Trebbe Johnson thinks that, in order to heal our broken relationship with the Earth, we can’t just protect and visit the most beautiful, most pristine natural places. We also have …

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Social Justice

Human Dignity in the Face of Conflict

Photography, video and drawings tell stories of Indigenous Peoples and refugees. When the images of the Syrian refugee crisis splashed across news and social media outlets two year …

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Environmental Politics, Social Justice

Swami Beyondananda Speaks Out on Political Climate Change

“We have a deeply divided body politic in America. Half the people believe our system is broken. The other half believes it is fixed.” —Swami Beyondananda   Note: Cosmic comic …

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Intuitive Arts

Metaphors for the Month: August 2018

The pressure mounts for breakdown, breakthrough. Osho Zen Tarot: Harmony, Healing, Breakthrough Medicine Cards: Buffalo, Hummingbird Mayan Oracle: Ix, Chuen, Realm Shift Ancient Eg …

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The Urban Almanac: August 2018

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. August 1 Sunrise;:6:24am.Sunset: 8:42pm. Be good to your skin, enjoy the outdoors and get your vitamin D. Th …

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Live, Think

Environews: Uranium and the Trump Administration

The Trump administration wants to make uranium great again, and that’s bad news for Utah. In May, the U.S. Department of the Interior released an updated list of “critical minerals …

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Arts

On the Cover: July 2018

Diving for Coins, by Jamie Wayman. Jamie Wayman knows water. A competitive swimmer for the University of Utah-turned -artist, she creates pool paintings with authenticity. Still sw …

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Entertainment

Don’t Get Me Started: July 2018

The heat is on. Ned: How’s the cop business, Oscar? Oscar: Real good. Always starts hopping in weather like this. When it gets this hot, people try to kill each other. — Body Heat …

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Environmental Politics

Environews: July 2018

Environmental news from around the state and the West. Corona Arch added to National Recreation Trails System The popular Corona Arch trail near Moab, Utah has been designated as p …

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Editor’s Notebook: A time for awards

Air Quality Ally, Best Magazine and more. In May, Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams presented CATALYST Magazine with the first-ever Salt Lake County Board of Health Air Quality Al …

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Urban Planning

Don’t Get Me Started: This is your brain on bad science

Salt Lake City to be test dummy for 5G-and-beyond technology. The next, next big thing in telecommunications will be prototyped in Salt Lake City over the next five years. With fun …

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Nature

Dust

From stardust to the Dust Bowl to what’s under your bed, dust is a ubiquitous part of life. Here, we learn what DUST means to modern-day Utahns. If you live along the Wasatch Front …

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Heal

Running Up for Air

Engineer and athlete Jared Campbell talks about his quest for clean air Earlier this year, CATALYST presented A Clean Air Affair—an evening of experts speaking on the topic of air …

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Garden

Keepin’ It Wild

Playground East is an experiment in permaculture. Tucked away in the Highland Park neighborhood, “Playground East” clearly lives up to its name. The plot is indeed a playground for …

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Urban Planning

The Artful Dam

The Draw at Sugar House is heavily engineered to halt the progress of a major flood. It also tells a story of Utah’s past, and offers pleasure for those who visit it. This is an im …

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