Topic: Nature

A different VR experience: The Wild Immersion Project sets out to protect wildlife habitats

For the first time, on this busy Sundance day, I feel calm and at peace. I’m in a tree with a serene-looking panda, and another moment I’m underwater, watching a shark slowly swim …

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Sundance 2019: Walden

Billions of trees are cut down each year. This should be no surprise, considering deforestation is a topic we’ve discussed since grade school. Instead of focusing on a forest, howe …

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Sundance 2019: The Elephant Queen

Athena is 50 years old. She is a mother and, like her namesake, a wise leader. She is beautiful and big. She has the longest tusks out of her whole family. She is the matriarch of …

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Environews: New Tracy Aviary Nature Center & Jordan River Park

Salt Lake County is planning a new Jordan River Park along the riparian corridor between highway 201 and 4500 South, envisioned as an urban natural area with a priority on preservi …

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Environews: New species of bees discovered in the Beehive State

Researchers at Utah State University have discovered an astonishing diversity of native bees living within the original boundaries of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (G …

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Environews: Aspen regeneration after fire

Baby aspen trees have sprouted in areas burned by the 71,673-acre human-caused Brian Head Fire of 2017. Aspens are a disturbance-dependent species that grows from existing roots af …

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Environmentalist authors discuss nature, love and living green at SLPL for Utah Humanities Book Festival

For the 21st year, Utah Humanities hosts their Book Festival: This state-wide, six-week event is a chance for people to explore new books and hear from the authors. This year the f …

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Meet the new birds your native plants will attract

More and more of us are planting pollinator-friendly gardens, which is attracting more birds, bees and butterflies.The free Audubon Bird Guide app is a great way to identify, learn …

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Almanac: October 2018 A compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond

October 1 Sunrise: 7:24 am. Sunset: 7:09 pm. Avg. high 73°. Avg. low 49°. Day length is rapidly decreasing—by 77 minutes from today till October 31. That’s about two and a half min …

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Environews: October 2018

No grizzly hunt, for now Just two days before the scheduled start, a federal judge temporarily halted plans to hunt grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone area. The Trump adminis …

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Environews: How oil companies lock up public lands

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released in June found that oil and gas companies are locking up millions of acres of public lands in the Western United States by h …

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Dust

From stardust to the Dust Bowl to what’s under your bed, dust is a ubiquitous part of life. Here, we learn what DUST means to modern-day Utahns. If you live along the Wasatch Front …

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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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