Connect, Environmental Politics

Environews March 2017

Utah, a model for bison restoration Bison are nomadic and are going to go where they want to go. They are not easily contained with fences. – Bates & Hersey, 2016 Utah is a mod …

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Yoga

Yoga: Give Your Body Some Gratitude

The past few years have given me a bit of a wake-up call. My body, which has always been very low maintenance, has been sending me a big message: “Stop taking me for granted!” Almo …

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Think

Letter: Cultural Appropriation

January CATALYST’s cover was controversial for some. CATALYST, Thanks for providing a forum for alternative voices here in Utah. I’m a Mexican-American/Punjabi man who was raised m …

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Citizen scientist Adrian Dybwad

Monitoring our environment using the internet of things. Adrian Dybwad (pron. Dyb-wad), from South Africa, settled on the north bench of Draper, Utah in 2008 to follow his passion …

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Bright Ideas Reap Rewards

Local inventors accept the Bright Skies, Clean Air challenge. Joel Ewell is a Salt Lake native, and a tinkerer, one with an electric engineering background to be precise. His combi …

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Environmental Politics

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Secretly under siege. Internal threats to public federal lands in Utah have been ramping up lately—the Public Lands Initiative proposed by Rep. Rob Bishop and Rep. Jason Chaffetz, …

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Editor’s Notebook: March 2017

Dandelions: Good for everything. When I was in high school, I placed an order for dandelion seeds from my small town’s nursery. The store manager called my mom to make sure this wa …

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Connect, Environmental Politics

Walking with John

We’re off to gather story ideas. Sustainability—the property of biological systems to remain diverse and productive indefinitely—is the eco-buzz-word of the decade. Next thing you …

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Creativity

Poetry Outlet: Wandering Light

Thinking about my past, and midterms, always brings up the familiar feeling that I’m not quite where I want to be. Not yet anyways. With the yawning mud pit that has become the Ute …

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Environmental Politics

2017 Conservation in the West poll

The 2017 Conservation in the West poll from Colorado College asked a surprising question: “Donald Trump has said that he will follow in the footsteps of President Theodore Roosevel …

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