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The Aquarium Age: March 22-28

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It’s never easy straddling parallel universes—the stretch alone is physically as well as psychically too difficult for most mere mortals to hold, and managing to stay present in several dimensions simultaneously is simply exhausting. This stretch has been and continues to be the task at hand and it is arduous. In one universe, there is […]

The Aquarium Age: March 15-21

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“Beware the Ides of March,” wrote Shakespeare in Julius Caesar and we’ve been repeating it ever since, even if we don’t exactly know what it means. I’m not going into detail because it’s easy to look up, but just noticing it started me thinking about why humans like to mark specific days, days that remind us of […]

Yoga with the Sharks with Amanda Jones

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“What are you afraid of?” Amanda Jones, yoga instructor, asks her packed yoga class as we sit cross-legged, staring ahead at the 300,000 gallon shark tank at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, in Draper. Fear is something that strikes me as a foreign concept to Jones, formerly a reporter at KUTV 2News, and founder of Amanda […]

Poetry Outlet: Wandering Light

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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 campus, and Winter Part III and its full body-shivering swagger, it’s hard to remember there’s only two more months left until […]

The Aquarium Age: March 8-14

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As with many of my fellow travelers, I am at a crossroads of concerns and I have to figure out how to handle the chaos and confusion of daily life. I am determined to keep my attention on resistance to the malignant intentions of the Trump regime, but I am also determined to maintain my […]

Environews March 2017

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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 model for restoring wild bison to their ecological role, according to an article by scientists from the Utah Division of Wildlife […]

2017 Conservation in the West poll

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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 Roosevelt, the President who created the first national parks and national monuments. Trump says he opposes transferring those lands to state governments because “We have to be […]

100% renewable energy for Moab

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Last month the City Council of Moab, Utah passed a resolution committing to 100% renewable electricity by 2032. The city cited the threat of climate change to the booming recreation economy as a reason for the transition to clean energy, and regional haze from power plants ruins views in nearby National Parks. Salt Lake City […]

U.S. Congress update

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With a Republican president and Republicans in control of both the U.S. House and Senate, anti-environmental bills are popping up like whack-a-moles. Here are some that affect Utah: Utah’s Congressional delegation claims that they were promoting “local control” by voting for a resolution against the BLM Planning 2.0 Rule. However, the rule they opposed actually […]

Secret water plans and other shenanigans

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The Utah Rivers Council (URC) called fake news on an announcement from the Utah Division of Water Resources that the Bear River Project could be delayed due to slower than expected population growth. A press release from URC noted that in fact, the Bear River Project will never be necessary, and yet the State is […]

 
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