Topic: Think

Beyond a Shadow of a Drought

Range Creek’s cautionary tale. Why did several Southwestern indigenous tribes disappear by the end of the 13th century? This is a mystery archaeologists have been trying to solve f …

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Human Dignity in the Face of Conflict

Photography, video and drawings tell stories of Indigenous Peoples and refugees. When the images of the Syrian refugee crisis splashed across news and social media outlets two year …

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Swami Beyondananda Speaks Out on Political Climate Change

“We have a deeply divided body politic in America. Half the people believe our system is broken. The other half believes it is fixed.” —Swami Beyondananda   Note: Cosmic comic …

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First HolistiCon brings mind body, healing under one roof

To help educate and empower the community, the holistic market gathered under one roof June 15 and 16 for the first-ever Salt Lake HolistiCon. The convention included speakers, ven …

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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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TOXIC ALGAE IS BACK IN UTAH LAKE

Summer heat has brought toxic algae blooms back to Utah Lake. On June 9 the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) issued a warning advisory for Provo Bay telling people no …

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THE CORRUPT RYAN ZINKE

A new report from the Western Values Project documents ethical lapses and poor judgment during Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s first year. Among other things, Zinke met with Utah R …

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Environews: Yellowstone Grizzlies in the Crosshairs

Wyoming and Idaho plan to issue licenses for grizzly bear hunting in the greater Yellowstone area, which means bears that wander outside of National Park boundaries could be shot. …

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Environews: Hunting in Bear River Bird Refuge?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to change rules at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge in order to open 13,000 acres to hunting.  The change would mean hunting is …

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Environews: Corona Arch Added to National Recreation Trails System

The popular Corona Arch trail near Moab, Utah has been designated as part of the National Recreation Trail (NRT) System. Although Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke made a misleading an …

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Environews: Uranium and the Trump Administration

The Trump administration wants to make uranium great again, and that’s bad news for Utah. In May, the U.S. Department of the Interior released an updated list of “critical minerals …

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Environews: July 2018

Environmental news from around the state and the West. Corona Arch added to National Recreation Trails System The popular Corona Arch trail near Moab, Utah has been designated as p …

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Don’t Get Me Started: This is your brain on bad science

Salt Lake City to be test dummy for 5G-and-beyond technology. The next, next big thing in telecommunications will be prototyped in Salt Lake City over the next five years. With fun …

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The Artful Dam

The Draw at Sugar House is heavily engineered to halt the progress of a major flood. It also tells a story of Utah’s past, and offers pleasure for those who visit it. This is an im …

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Tar Sands Vigil Resumes

On June 1 Utah Tar Sands Resistance will begin their 5th year of a protest vigil at PR Springs in the Book Cliffs. The grassroots group is protesting a tar sands strip mine land le …

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