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All the critical issues involved in transitioning to a more sustainable world.


Environews: Alta Ski Area behaving badly

Alta Ski Area, long considered an industry leader for sustainability, has tarnished its image by obstructing Wasatch Mountains conservation planning. At a December meeting, Alta op …

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Environews: Stewart slips public lands attack into Farm Bill

Representative Chris Stewart (R-UT-2) slipped an attack on Utah public lands into the 2018 Farm Bill that passed in December. The misnamed “Sage-Grouse & Mule Deer Conservation …

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Environews: Scandal-plagued Zinke calls it quits

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, formerly a congressman from Montana, has announced his resignation due to charges of corruption and misconduct. Zinke will be remembered in Utah for …

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Environews: Activists protest BLM lease sale

In December, environmentalists and climate change activists gathered to protest a particularly objectionable Bureau of Land Management (BLM) oil & gas lease sale. Under the Tru …

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Environews: Public lands drilling & greenhouse gas emissions

A new report from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates that fossil fuels extracted from federal public land account for 23.7% of the nation’s total CO2 emissions. Public lan …

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Environews: Inland Port may restart Legacy Parkway fight

Fifteen years ago, Utah citizens fought hard to mitigate environmental impacts of building the Legacy Parkway which runs through Great Salt Lake wetlands. They succeeded in getting …

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Environews: Bear River in trouble

In December the Utah Board of Water Resources met in a closed-door meeting to approve $5 million for development of the Bear River. Diversion of Bear River water would be catastrop …

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Environews: Climate change in the Southwest

The Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol. II, released in November, includes a regional report on climate change impacts, risks and adaptation in the Southwest United States. The …

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Environews: Wildlife overpass opens on Parley’s Summit

The new wildlife overpass is open over I-80 on Parley’s Summit to help Wasatch Mountain critters safely cross six lanes of fast traffic (and to save drivers from dangerous animal c …

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Air quality: What’s zero waste got to do with it?

All our actions, including our buying habits, have an impact on the environment. Our lifestyle choices about whether to use less (reduce), reuse more, repair instead of replace, or …

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