Topic: Think

Sundance 2020: A Thousand Cuts

Courtesy of Sundance Institute Ramona Diaz, producer and director of A Thousand Cuts, is an award-winning Filipino-American filmmaker, who built her career on sharing Filipino stor …

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CATALYST at Sundance 2020: Acasă, My Home

Journalist Radu Ciorniciuc set out to make his first film documentary. Four years later, he was leading an entire social project. In this year’s World Documentary Special Jury awar …

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EnviroNews: U of U welcomes new chief sustainability officer

Kerry Case is the new Chief Sustainability Officer at the University of Utah. Case has led sustainability initiatives at Westminster College for 13 years and is ready to take on a …

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EnviroNews: Update: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante

Lawsuits are moving forward to restore two Utah national monuments downsized by President Trump in 2017. Last October, the Trump administration tried and failed to dismiss the laws …

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EnviroNews: Trump attack on NEPA is anti-environmental, anti-democratic

The Trump admiration is trying to gut the law that puts the “public” in public lands management. The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is the foundation of environme …

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EnviroNews: Lawsuit targets federal lands leasing

WildEarth Guardians and Physicians for Social Responsibility filed a lawsuit in January to challenge 2,067 oil and gas leases on 2 million acres of federal land in Colorado, Montan …

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EnviroNews: 20 Utah communities commit to 100% renewable

At total of 20 Utah communities have committed to 100% renewable energy by 2030 under Utah’s Community Renewable Energy Act (2019). The Act set a deadline of December 2019 for comm …

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EnviroNews: Air Quality Road Map

At the request of the Utah Legislature, the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah has prepared a report on strategies to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas …

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EnviroNews: Steep rise in rafting, camping fees proposed

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Price Field Office is planning to jack up recreation fees in order to maintain facilities and build new campgrounds. If approved, the per person …

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EnviroNews: Best Friends Animal Society saves the day

Activists in Kanab successfully beat back a plan by Southern Red Sands, LLC to open a 13,000-acre frac sand strip mine 10 miles north of town. The company had planned to start oper …

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EnviroNews: Zion Narrows trail remains open

A popular hiking trail though Zion National Park remains open to the public thanks to a $1.5 million deal negotiated by the Trust for Public Lands and funded by the Land and Water …

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Utah Environews

I think there’s a trap in loving that empty western possibility, especially when you don’t live in it all the time. That’s part of the deepening divide between urban and rural area …

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Greta Thunberg should study economics.

And U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin should study morals. Last month, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, in response to a reporter’s question about whether Greta Thunber …

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Utah’s 2020 legislative session is here

Here’s a peek at some environmental-related bills The end of January hails the beginning of the Utah state legislative session. For 45 days, till mid-March, 75 state legislators an …

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New Frontier Central at Sundance 2020 Catalytic Pick #2: Breathe

Courtesy of Sundance Institute To follow up our New Frontier Catalytic Pick #1: Solastalgia, we bring you our second pick of the festival’s New Frontier exhibits: Breathe, by Diego …

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