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I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is. – Greta Thunberg   Don’t Bomb the Bighorns Utah Congressman Rob Bishop (UT-1) may not be running for reelection, b …

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Urban Almanac August 2020: A monthly compendium of random wisdom from the natural world and beyond

1  Average temps today: high 92º, low 67º. Sunrise: 6:24am. Sunset:   8:42pm. On this date in 1944, Anne Frank wrote her last diary entry. 2  James Baldwin was born on this date in …

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Where there’s fire, there’s smoke: Fireworks are terrible for the environment, especially for air quality

Some people just can’t fathom a 4th of July or Pioneer Day holiday without fireworks. The bright colors, loud booms and bangs are thrilling to some. But for other people (and dogs) …

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It’s time for a reckoning: A review of Danielle Sered’s “Until We Reckon: Violence, Mass Incarceration, and a Road to Repair”

Here are some questions I hear all the time when I speak to people about abolition: “But what about the murderers/rapists/bad guys?” “Yeah, prisons are bad, but what’s the alternat …

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Metaphors for the month: Become your own revolution

Osho Zen Tarot:  Thunderbolt, Awareness Medicine Cards: Deer, Mouse Mayan Oracle: Eb, Universal Movement Ancient Egyptian Tarot:  Nine of Disks, Prince of Disks Six of Cups Aleiste …

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What you’ll find in this issue.

It’s not as if all the regular shenanigans and triumphs that usually make the news are nonexistent, now that pandemics and social injustices and awakenings command the headlines: T …

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Health and Racism: Covid 19 and Black Lives Matter have forced us to reexamine our society’s basic assumptions of what is fair and unfair. What is just and unjust. What we need and what we don’t really need.

Economic discrimination and racism are needed by tyrants big and small to perpetuate their unfair and unjust dominion. Locally, two of the most egregious unfair, unjust and unneces …

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July 2020 Almanac: A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond.

July 1  Average temperatures today: high 90º, low 64º. Sunrise: 6:10am. Sunset: 8:56pm. July 2  Garlic at a glance: Hardneck and softneck (Allium sativum) and elephant (Allium ampe …

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Environews roundup for July 2020

Central Wasatch stewardship The Central Wasatch Commission is the governmental entity that emerged from the Mountain Accord process, which focuses on  transportation, economy, recr …

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Something good comes from Covid: Air pollution decreased dramatically during lockdown

From March through April when Utahns were asked to “stay home, stay safe” as much as possible to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) s …

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