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


Utah Bioregional Reader #4: Where Does Our Garbage Go?

If you’ve got pollution, we’ve got the solution Just ship it to Utah, we’ll keep it for you. We’ll take plutonium, depleted uranium It’s a no-brainium, we’ll keep it for you. –Kev …

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What we have in common: Laying the groundwork for exploring our differences

Talking about our differences is urgent, exciting, and even dangerous. But our commonalities appear to be so numerous as to be beside the point, part of the status quo, or so obvio …

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Why are some communities still struggling? Tax rates, climate gentrification and affordability

In the two previous articles in this series we discussed how environmental justice is geographically driven and how redlining established some of these disparities. In this article …

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Environews

Mourning our fallen: Wind storm topples urban forest An intense wind storm that hit northern Utah on September 8 toppled thousands of big, old trees, decimating historic groves in …

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2020 Elections: Catalyst’s quick guide – Here’s what you need to know to participate in Utah elections this year.

This year’s presidential election is looking to be more tumultuous than usual. We’re still in the midst of a global pandemic and for many American voters, voting this year might lo …

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How to end CASH BAIL in SLC: Money is a weapon used against the poor

In the criminal legal system, like so many other systems in the U.S., money is weaponized to hold people hostage. If you are arrested, you are still presumed innocent under the law …

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The lasting impacts of redlining: environmental justice can be summed up in three words: location, location, location.

Editor’s note: Social and environmental justice is not a new topic, but it is gaining exposure since the COVID-19 pandemic and Black Lives Matter. This article is the second of a t …

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Environews: September 2020

Something to celebrate! Great American Outdoors Act Becomes Law The Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), signed into law on August 4, is something big to celebrate! This landmark le …

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Surfing the new wave of waste: masks, medical waste, carry-out dining: Here’s the scoop on the current recycling scene in Salt Lake City.

The recent massive influx of single-use disposable waste, often plastic—masks, gloves and hand sanitizer bottles in addition to quantities of single-use medical supplies—has litera …

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Environmental Justice: Where are we now?

In light of recent events, the topic of environmental justice is finally gaining traction. Here’s where we’re at in Salt Lake City This, the first of three articles on environmenta …

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