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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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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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100% renewable energy for Moab

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 recreatio …

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U.S. Congress update

On Jason Chaffetz’ Instagram, early March, on a trip to with Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources as they checked on a collared bear in the La Sal Mountains. With a Republican pre …

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Secret water plans and other shenanigans

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 …

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Two resolutions against national monuments, and the aftermath

In February, Governor Gary Herbert signed two resolutions opposing Utah national monuments: HCR11, “Urging the President to Rescind the Bears Ears national Monument Designation,” a …

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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 …

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Passing the long-stalled ERA important again

The things we take for granted. Did you know that only 100 years ago, in 1917, American women still did not have the right to vote?
That changed in 1920, due to the persistent effo …

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No butts about it: Your cigarettes kill everything

Dear Umbra, I’m a full-time environmental activist living on an anti-aviation protest camp. When I first came here, I was shocked by the number of environmentalists who smoke tobac …

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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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