Catalyst at the Capital: 2019 Legislative wrap-up

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How did the environment do? Another legislative session has come and gone, and like most years before this one, there was a range of positive and negative legislation passed (or not) that affects our environment. The good: HB 139: Motor Vehicle Emission Amendments, Rep. Angela Romero—aka the “Coal roller bill” After an unsuccessful go in […]

Waterwise gardening

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Tips on plant selection and irrigation from the lead horticulturist of the Water Conservation Garden at Red Butte Garden There has never been a better time to start using less water in your landscape! As the population of the valley grows, water use rates and prices are sure to increase. If you install a low-water […]

A legacy worth keeping

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Legacy Parkway residents are fighting to protect a cherished Utah roadway. In the face of opposing forces they’re not giving up. When North Salt Lake resident Angie Keeton recently learned that large trucks could soon be allowed on Legacy Parkway, a road located about 800 feet from her home in the city’s Foxboro neighborhood, she […]

“Rolling coal”: how to make bad air worse

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Rolling coal” is the practice of intentionally blowing a plume of thick black exhaust from a diesel truck. To make  this happen, someone has modified the emissions controls to increase the amount of fuel entering the engine. The sole purpose? To emit large plumes of black exhaust into the air. While it’s not actual coal, […]

Earthships: Recycling at its finest

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Photos by Kari Larsen On a vast expanse of the northern New Mexico desert, just outside of Taos, lies a housing development like no other. Actually, “development” isn’t quite the word to use here as it implies an inherent conquest of the planet. No, here at the Greater World Community the homes seem not to […]

Putting waste to use: At Wasatch Resource Recovery, the inevitable detritus of our culture does not rot in vain

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Situated on a piece of land in North Salt Lake, abutted by a field of grazing cows, is a new player in the Zero Waste arena: Wasatch Resource Recovery. A public/ private venture with a 50/50 partnership between the South Davis Sewer District and Alpro Energy, Wasatch Resource Recovery (WRR) is the first anaerobic digester […]

 
 
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