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


Environews for March 2019

We turn a tap and expect the water to flow. Where water comes from and how it’s delivered is “hidden” to us. Somehow, it crosses a jumble of political divisions and property lines …

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A legacy worth keeping

Legacy Parkway residents are fighting to protect a cherished Utah roadway. In the face of opposing forces they’re not giving up. When North Salt Lake resident Angie Keeton recently …

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Reasons to love your library: Think of them as “resilience centers”

In his book Palaces for the People, sociologist Eric Klinenberg describes how a group of planners met to discuss ways to restore resiliency to 21st century cities. Someone proposed …

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“Rolling coal”: how to make bad air worse

Rolling coal” is the practice of intentionally blowing a plume of thick black exhaust from a diesel truck. To make  this happen, someone has modified the emissions controls to incr …

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The Living Building Challenge: a new standard for eco-friendly building that gives LEED a run for it’s money

As I live and breathe, Living Buildings are coming to Utah!! A Living Building is a building that collects rainwater, has its own sewage treatment plant and produces and stores all …

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Earthships: Recycling at it’s finest

Photos by Kari Larsen On a vast expanse of the northern New Mexico desert, just outside of Taos, lies a housing development like no other. Actually, “development” isn’t quite the w …

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Editing is the key to happiness

Tidy is such a passive word. You can’t ruthlessly tidy but you can ruthlessly edit. Tidy is the new word that goes with the Marie Kondo cult. There is nothing wrong with her philos …

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Putting waste to use: At Wasatch Resource Recovery, the inevitable detritus of our culture does not rot in vain

Situated on a piece of land in North Salt Lake, abutted by a field of grazing cows, is a new player in the Zero Waste arena: Wasatch Resource Recovery. A public/ private venture wi …

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HEAL UTAH CALLS ON GOVERNOR HERBERT TO VETO BILL THAT MAY LEAD TO THE COUNTRY’S MOST RADIOACTIVE WASTE BEING DUMPED IN UTAH LANDFILLS

  Jessica Reimer of HEAL Utah Environmentalists gathered Friday at a press conference hosted by HEAL Utah and the Utah chapter of the Sierra Club to ask Governor Herbert to ve …

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Three Utah Organizations Discuss Utah’s Air Quality

We know air quality is an issue, especially when we awaken to a skyline of smog. It’s definitely a problem which has caught the eye of many Utah organizations. On Feb. 11, the Univ …

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