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COVID-19 has environmental takeaways – The Daily Utah Chronicle

COVID-19, while catastrophic and disruptive in many ways, has forced the world to dramatically change its ways. The protocols of the COVID era have given us insight into our relationship and our dependence on the environment. More importantly, it has shown us that there is a lot we can do …

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Coal resources in the Uinta basin could be used for electronics and renewable energy products

Coal has always been an important resource and an economic engine in northeast Utah. Now researchers at the University of Utah are studying alternative uses, as well as other critical mineral deposits near the Uinta Basin. They hope to find and transform the raw resources into materials that can be …

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Improving public lands does not require heavy machinery

The Salt Lake Tribune on September 19 included a commentary from Redge Johnson, director of the Utah Public Lands Policy Coordination Office, in which he wrote about the ecological challenges facing our public lands in Utah. As a member of the Conservation Corps, I belong to a community of young …

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Ironman 70.3 World Championship Generates Nearly $ 18 Million Direct Economic Impact For Washington County

Pro female winner Lucy Charles-Barclay and pro male winner Gustav Iden at the finish line of the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in St. George on September 18th. The economic impact of the race will reverberate throughout Washington County in the months to come. (Jeff Richards, St. George News) ST. GEORGE …

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Customer Opinion: Responding effectively to climate change | News, Sports, Jobs

Isaac Hale, Daily Herald file photo Smoke from wildfires lingers in the air as living trees and those scorched by wildfires blend together, as seen from the Mount Nebo Scenic Drive in southern Utah County, the Monday, October 5, 2020 (Isaac Hale, Daily Herald file photo) In the face of …

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Utah’s booming population, impacts of aging infrastructure on air pollution are a growing concern

As part of Utah’s 5th Annual Climate Week, panelists met after the premiere of a local documentary to discuss air pollution on Tuesday. (Mark Wetzel, KSL) SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Senator Derek Kitchen raised ‘red flags’ regarding the future of the state’s air quality during a panel following the …

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St. George continues to grow as water officials try to keep pace

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4) – The Washington County Water Conservancy District is completing several projects to keep pace with its growth. “Some projects we kind of assumed we wouldn’t need for a while, like some water tanks specifically and the water treatment plant expansion, but due to the With growth …

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Proposed 741-acre Cottonwood resort runs out of water

A developer is looking to build a resort-style community with great waterways and other entertainment amenities on a 741-acre plot in Cottonwood. Cottonwood City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission heard a presentation of the proposed project in a special joint session on September 14, where they were invited …

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Oil will be the world’s primary source of energy for decades

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) – As the nations of the world prepare to gather for another climate summit next month in Glasgow, the OPEC oil cartel recalls that it believes crude will continue to rise. be the main source of energy for decades, especially as the world’s less wealthy countries seek …

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Biden gets booster, urges unvaxxed to get dosed

CDC said 25% of eligible Americans had not received any doses by: Alexandra Limon Posted: Sep 27, 2021 / 3:05 PM MDT / Update: Sep 27, 2021 / 3:07 PM MDT WASHINGTON (Nexstar) – “I’m over 65,” President Joe Biden said with a laugh, as he publicly received his COVID-19 …

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