Topic: Think

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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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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Clear the Air Challenge Kick-Off

Clear the Air Challenge Kick-Off Friday January 12,  2019   Utah’s 10th annual Clear the Air Challenge is underway. The program was created as a method for businesses and indi …

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Environews: Cottonwood Heights

Kudos to Cottonwood Heights which has joined the list of Utah communities committed to clean energy. In January the Cottonwood Heights City Council adopted a goal of 100% clean, re …

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Environews: Many ways to spend $100 million to improve Utah’s air quality

In his proposed 2019 budget, Utah Governor Gary Herbert included a one-time allocation of  $100 million (up from a more typical $4 million) to help improve Utah’s air quality. If o …

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Environews: Environmental impacts of the government shutdown

Environmental stewardship suffered during the partial government shutdown that began on December 22, 2018 over the refusal of the U.S. Congress to fund a border wall. Furloughed em …

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Environews: Coal plants uneconomic

A 2018 report from the Sierra Club found that coal-fired power plants in Utah cost more to operate than if they were using wind or solar energy. Unexpectedly, Pacificorp (the paren …

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Environews: Dust is melting Utah’s snow

Researchers at the University of Utah found that declining water in the Great Salt Lake causes snow to melt earlier in the Wasatch Mountains. Deposits of dark-colored dust absorb h …

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Environews: Utah State of the Environment 2018

In January, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) released its annual State of the Environment Report. The report details environmental permitting, enforcement and re­ …

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Environews: Utah Legislature 2019 General Session, January 28-March 14

Each year the Utah Legislature considers various laws that affect clean air, clean water, public lands, wildlife and other environmental concerns. Surprisingly, legislators often d …

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SUNDANCE 2019: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE

Long before the recent worldwide wave of elections of far-right presidents and dictators that shocked liberals and moderates across Europe and the U.S., Stieg Larsson had a fastidi …

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February 2019 Almanac

A monthly compendium of random wisdom for the natural world and beyond February 1 Sun rise 7:37am, sunset 5:44pm. Salt Lake temp averages 46° F. / 31°, with five days of rain. Febr …

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Can this be recycled?

Recycling rules change with the market. We’re here to keep you abreast of the latest news! I get asked the question almost daily, from family, friends, neighbors: “Can this be recy …

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Women Of Wisdom: Debra Daniels

Debra Daniels, U of U Women’s Resource Center, on the power and importance of mentors. Growing up in Ogden, Utah in the late 1960s and early ’70s, Debra Daniels, 63, was too young …

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You can legislate the air!

Air quality-related proposals for Utah’s 2019 legislative session Tier 3 gasoline has made many headlines in the past year and is touted as one of the most crucial strategies for c …

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