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The Urban Almanac: July 2018

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. July 1 Sunrise; 6:00am Sunset: 9:02pm  The average high in SLC is 90 F.; low is 69. Av. Precipitation: .59 i …

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Environews: Utah Has Three Years to Reduce Ozone

The U.S. EPA has given Utah three years to reduce ozone pollution on the Wasatch Front and parts of the Uinta Basin or regulators will be forced to draft a plan to regulate activit …

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Swarming Means Free Bees!

Life in the hive—and what happens when the population gets out of hand. After a bee colony has come through a winter really well (not an easy task) and started collecting nectar an …

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The Urban Almanac: June 2018

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. June 1 Sunrise: 5:58am. Sunset: 8:52pm. Mike, the Headless Chicken Day. Mike, a Wyandotte chicken from Fruit …

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Environews: Heat waves in the West: hotter, longer, more often

Salt Lake City is in for some hot weather. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association say that by 2020 human-caused global warming will be the main driver of …

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Environews: Stop the Inland Port land grab!

During the 2018 General Session, the Utah Legislature staged a surprise land grab of Salt Lake City’s North West Quadrant, 28,000 acres of largely undeveloped land in Great Salt La …

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Environews: State of Wasatch Front air, not so good

The American Lung Association says the Salt Lake City-Provo-Orem metropolitan area is among the most polluted in the United States. A report on State of the Air 2018 says that out …

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Environews: Keep Baldy Bald! (Alta Ski Area Expands)

In April the U.S. Forest Service approved controversial plans for new development at Alta Ski Area. The most obtrusive change would be a tram from Germania Pass to the top of Mount …

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Environews: Population Growth, Traffic and Roads

Utah’s population keeps growing, and traffic keeps getting more congested. Nobody wants to sit in a traffic jam, but counterintuitively, making driving easier causes a phenomenon c …

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Life Before Air-Conditioning

How did Utahns of bygone days handle the summer heat? Northern Utah is experiencing hotter temperatures on average almost every year. The temperature in our region is increasing at …

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Keeping Bees Healthy With Fungi

Science shows that fungi can boost the immune system of a hive. Fungi are the original source of our antibiotics, and are providing some of our most reliable current anti-viral res …

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Bee Positive

Changes in the gardening industry might be good for pollinators. A momentous thing happened this year, the first signs of a victory for the environment likely not seen since the EP …

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Smart Cooling for Desert Dwellers

Evaporative coolers, done right, are the way to go. Undeniably, spring has arrived. It’s time to get your swamp cooler up and running for the season. If you don’t have a swamp cool …

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Grow Your Own Habitat

Transform your yard into a haven for bees, butterflies and hummingbirds with these Wasatch Front-friendly pollinator plants. Most gardens support pollinators by providing some nect …

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The Urban Almanac: May 2018

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond. May 1  Sunrise: 6:26a.m. Sunset: 8:24p.m. Average high and low temperature 67, 44. May 2  Vow to spend 24 ho …

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