Topic: Think

ACLU and Planned Parenthood of Utah Files Lawsuit Against State of Utah Over Anti-Abortion Bill

Pro-choice and women’s rights activists rallied at the state capitol as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Utah and Planned Parenthood Association of Utah (PPAU) announce …

READ MORE

Salt Lake County’s inland port: Helpful or harmful for the Latino community?

Note: This story was originally published on Voices of Utah on March 20, 2019. It has been edited, not for content, but to fit CATALYST’s style.   Elitzer stood in the doorway …

READ MORE

Dan Habib Receives Peek Award for Advancing Conversation Around Disabilities with New Documentary Intelligent Lives

In collaboration with Rose Wagner and KUER, the Utah Film Center awarded this year’s Peek Award to filmmaker Dan Habib for positively changing the public’s perceptions of people wi …

READ MORE

Environews: Climate deniers in Congress

Recently members of Utah’s congressional delegation have engaged in particularly embarrassing climate change denial. At a Western Caucus news conference in February, Rob Bishop (R- …

READ MORE

Environews: Conservation groups oppose Utah oil shale development

A coalition of eight conservation groups has issued a notice of intent for a lawsuit to block oil shale development in Utah’s Uinta Basin. The Trump Administration recently granted …

READ MORE

Environews: Congressional hearing on Monument downsizing

On March 13 the House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Forgotten Voices: The Inadequate Review and Improper Alteration of Our National Monuments. Representatives from …

READ MORE

Environews: Kids Climate March in Utah

On March 15, hundreds of teenagers skipped school to rally at Utah’s state capitol as part of a global Youth Climate Strike. On the capitol steps, protestors took turns riding stat …

READ MORE

Environews: Mayor Biskupski sues over Inland Port

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the 2018 law that created an Inland Port Authority to develop Salt Lake City’s Northw …

READ MORE

Environews: Gov. Herbert attacks roadless rule

Utah Governor Gary Herbert has petitioned the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a “Utah-specific Roadless Rule” to replace the 2001 Roadless Rule that prevents building new roads …

READ MORE

Sustainability: A Love Story

Who could resist a love story about sustainability? Walker’s previous book of personal essays, Quench Your Thirst with Salt (2013) is about watersheds and growing up in Salt Lake C …

READ MORE

Environews for April 2019

What’s cool about snow?  Cooler than lemons? One flake at a time builds a whole watershed.  Is it foolish to imagine that little changes can have a big impact?   —Nicole Walker (Su …

READ MORE

Passing of the old guard

Remembering two SLC activists and good friends who died three weeks apart In Utah’s world of grassroots activists and community builders we recently lost two great men— Robert “Arc …

READ MORE

We have a food waste crisis

Waste Solutions rescues healthy edible food Food insecurity, where a person is without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food, affects about 800 mi …

READ MORE

Editor’s Notebook

At the Intermountain Sustainability Summit, a third grade school teacher asked Paul Hawken, editor of Drawdown, how she should teach her young students about climate science. “I wo …

READ MORE

Hindu community leader Rajan Zed to open Utah congressional sessions with Hindu invocation

On March 13 and 14, Hindu chaplain and statesman Rajan Zed will open Utah’s congressional sessions with Hindu prayer in the House and Senate, respectively. Both original Sanskrit a …

READ MORE

 
 
X