Topic: Think

Largest climate protest in history

Mother Earth isn’t asking nicely any more, and neither are we On September 20, 2019, four million youth worldwide marched out of their classrooms, skipping their lessons to teach t …

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EnviroNews: Salt Lake students join climate strike

On September 20, a few thousand people marched from the  City-County Building to the Capitol participating in the student-led Global Climate Strike called by 16-year-old Swedish ac …

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EnviroNews: Ski area parking fee addresses congestion, clean air

Solitude Mountain Resort has implemented a new parking fee that they hope will encourage skiers to carpool or ride the bus. The fee is a sliding scale starting at $20 for a single- …

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EnviroNews: Utah groups file climate change lawsuit

A coalition of environmental groups has sued the Trump administration for failing to consider greenhouse gas and climate change impacts when they granted 130 oil and gas leases on …

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EnviroNews: Horrible Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument plan

The Trump Administration has released a predictably horrible new management plan for lands cut from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument boundaries. The plan threatens to op …

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EnviroNews: Citizens call for inland port health analysis

Concerned citizens are calling for better information about the human health impacts of building a massive, industrialized inland port on 16,000 acres on Salt Lake City’s Northwest …

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EnviroNews: Sevier Dry Lake leased for mining

The Bureau of Land Management has leased the entire lakebed of Sevier dry lake near Delta, Utah for a potash mine. According to the plan, the whole lakebed—all 125, 000 acres—will …

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EnviroNews: What if Great Salt Lake dries up?

As Great Salt Lake levels fall, more than 750 square miles of dry lake bed have been exposed making Salt Lake City vulnerable to dust storms and air pollution contaminated by heavy …

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Thoughts while walking the dog

If this is such a great economy, why do we see so many young women who can’t afford pants without holes ripped in them? The young men seem to be able to afford belts now; I don’t s …

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Oda Might

New Plan-B play explores the perils of existing in a black body (and what happens next) There are some times when the bottom doesn’t seem low enough. Then, after surviving a car cr …

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Shaping dancers and model citizens: A reflection on the life of arts educator Pearl Wagstaff Garff

A dance, like any great story, has a beginning, middle and end. It begins in stillness. There is a starting shape. Then the story unfolds through sequences of movement with varied …

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Cold starts

Tips on how to avoid that moment when cars produce the most pollution Did you know that 75% of the pollution coming from your tailpipe occurs in the first 50 seconds your car is ru …

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Salt Lake hosts U.N. Civil Society Conference

The goal: to achieve inclusiveness and sustainability at the grassroots level in our communites This August, as a board member-representative of U.S. Servas (pronounced Sir-vahs), …

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October 2019 EnviroNews

There are no sacred and unsacred places. There are only sacred and desecrated places. — Wendell Berry What if Great Salt Lake dries up? As Great Salt Lake levels fall, more than 75 …

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Largest climate protest in history: The Global Climate Strike on September 20, 2019

Mother Earth isn’t asking nicely, and neither are we On September 20, 2019, four million youth world-wide marched out of their classrooms, skipping their lessons to teach the polit …

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