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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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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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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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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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Slightly Off Center: Hey Bud

Will ears become vestigial organs or just sort of coat racks for our wired and unwired devices? It’s hard to say. Everyone already looks at their phones and lovingly caresses them, …

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Environews: June 2018

Environmental news around the state and the West. San Rafael Swell in danger Utah’s  congressional delegation has introduced yet another terrible public lands bill, this time tryin …

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Don’t Get Me Started: Upper Class Twitters

In a recent court case in Manhattan, seven “followers” of Donald Trump’s Twitter account sued the President on First Amendment grounds to prevent him from blocking them from his fe …

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Then and Now: Kids Organized to Protect the Environment

In 1990, a group of SLC elementary school students in search of a problem-solving project saved an abandoned gully from being paved over and transformed it into a nature preserve. …

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A Winter Problem with Year-Round Solutions

Two recent studies correlate winter air pollution to short-term health risks along the Wasatch Front. We’ve long known the hazards of a lifetime spent breathing polluted air, but t …

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Summer Ozone, pt.2

Last month we learned about summer air pollution and what we can do to reduce emissions that lead to ozone formation. Here’s how the EPA is helping Utah meet goals for cleaner air. …

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