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


Can We Save Pando?

Pando, the Earth’s largest known living organism by mass, is dying for lack of large predators in the ecosystem. Pando, an exceptionally beautiful male quaking aspen clone, is loca …

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Environews: December 2017

Environmental news from around the state and the West. The more we examine the special properties of the quaking aspen, the greater our fascination with the beauty, complexity, and …

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VW Deception Redux (and Come-Uppance)

Thanks to an allocation of about $35 million from the Volkswagen Settlement, Utah has a unique opportunity to replace some old dirty diesel equipment with new, cleaner models. You …

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DACA: Where Is Home?

Three young Utah Dreamers contemplate their future. Brenda Marquez (not her real name) is an 18-year-old student majoring in Communication Studies at the University of Utah. She gr …

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What to know about Trump’s December visit to Utah

Trump expected to visit and shrink two national treasures Brace yourselves. President Trump has said he will come to Utah in early December to announce downsizing of two National M …

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In Praise of Independent Journalism

Each year the McCarthey Family Foundation trustees (whose great-grandfather purchased The Salt Lake Tribune in 1901) host a lecture series honoring the family’s commitment to culti …

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More Cars, Less Pollution

Despite more drivers on the road, Tier 3 vehicles and fuel standards will lower emissions in Utah. If you’re concerned about the Salt Lake Valley’s air quality, you probably know t …

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The “Rights of Nature” Movement

An organizer in the Colorado River “personhood” lawsuit explains. If I asked you, “Which corporation provides drinking water to 40 million Americans?” you might guess Nestle or Pep …

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‘No Promo Homo’ Law Abolished in Utah

     SB 196, AKA, “No Promo Homo” Law was repealed after Equality Utah filed a lawsuit against the State Board of Education. This law prohibited the discussion of homosexuality in …

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The Conversation Project in Utah

Begin “the conversation” at the kitchen table-not in the intensive care unit When Bostonian Ellen Goodman began making end-of-life care decisions for her mother, she felt unprepare …

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