The Novice’s Grimoire: Bergamot Oil

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Hello Novices! I’ve been absent for a long time, and I hope you have been keeping up with your studies! No, I haven’t been on vacation for this long. Instead, I’ve been working behind the scenes, with the many smiling CATALYST faces, doing my part—small as it may be—to make CATALYST’s new website the beautiful […]

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The Aquarium Age: July 20-26

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You don’t need an astrologer to tell you we’re in for another wild ride this week—truth be told, no one needs anyone anymore to tell them just how crazy life is. It’s already too wild a ride for most of us, so wild you don’t even need to watch the news to witness how quickly […]

The Aquarium Age: July 13-19

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The tsunamis of change just keep pounding the shores of daily life, and finding higher ground continues to require enormous effort, both individual and collective, effort that needs to occur simultaneously in several dimensions—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Very few are unaffected by the initial rush of these powerful waters. Most of us experience a […]

Sun Block Pool


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In the July CATALYST we gave the basic rundown on pros and cons of sunscreen. One of our trusty gingers, Emma Ryder, roadtests a batchful and offers up her opinions.

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Environews: Feeding the food desert

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SLC Green, Salt Lake City’s sustainability department, has received more than $54,000 in federal grants to set up a mobile farmers market bringing good green things to the Glendale and Poplar Grove neighborhoods. Partners in the project are Green Urban Lunch Box, Utahns Against Hunger and Real Food Rising. Urban Greens Market:!urbangreens/snz8l.

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Environews: Subscriber Solar

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HEAL Utah has been critical of Rocky Mountain Power’s “Blue Sky” program for purchasing renewable energy credits from out-of-state instead of developing new clean power sources in Utah. But what’s the alternative? Subscriber Solar is an option for people who support a transition to clean power but can’t afford to install rooftop solar (or whose […]


Environews: Summer reading

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In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, Terry Tempest Williams  has released a new book, The Hour of Land : A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks (Sarah Crichton Books, 416pp.) Red Rock Testimony: Three Generations Red Rock Testimony: Three Generations of Writers Speak on Behalf of Utah’s Public Lands, is […]

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Environews: Fake posters oppose Bears Ears

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Opponents of designating a Bears Ears National Monument in San Juan County Utah posted fake flyers designed to look like they came from the federal government or from environmental groups. One flyer with a forged “U. S. Department of Interior” letterhead threatened that President Obama was going to reduce the size of the Navajo reservation. […]


Environews: Grizzly Delisting

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In March, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service proposed removing grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem from the federal Endangered Species List. Only 136 grizzlies lived in and around Yellowstone back in 1975 when grizzlies in the lower 48 states were designated as “threatened.” Since then, the number has increased to somewhere between 674 […]

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