If the Colorado River stopped flowing, the water in its reservoirs might hold out for three or four years, but then it would be necessary to abandon most of southern California and Arizona, and much of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. For the entire American Southwest the Colorado is the river of life, which makes it all the more tragic and ironic that by the time it approaches its final destination, it has been reduced to a shadow upon the sand.
Utah State University professor Joyce Kinkead received the national Carnegie Professor of the Year Award Thursday in Washington D.C., becoming the 13th to receive the award in the history of the school.
Many Northern Utah residents woke up to a blanket of white on the ground Friday morning—a signal the seasons may finally be changing. Another greener indication that winter is upon the state is changing green waste collection schedules.
In Logan, the city will soon be asking residents to put their green waste bins into hibernation until March.
Logan’s green waste program started in 1994 and expanded to include roadside service in 2000. Conservation Coordinator Emily Malik said the city collects thousands of pounds of waste each year.
On the show this week, you’ll hear the meaningful songs from Ben Bullington, and the album marking the return of Derek Burkins to music. I’ll also play tunes from new albums by David Berkeley, The Copper Ponies and Naming the Twins, to name just a few. Join me this Saturday at 8pm for Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
Francis Battista (68) talks with his friend and colleague Cyrus Mejía (66) about founding the animal sanctuary Best Friends Animal Society. He talks about the beginnings of the shelter, the ethics it was founded upon, and events that have put Best Friends in the national spotlight as a model for animal rescue work.
MEJIA: At some point, we started getting a whole lot more animals, because we took on animal control.
BATTISTA: The way it happened was this: We arrived and amongst the group of us, we had about 200 animals with us. One of our dogs wandered off, this was shortly after we got there. One of our colleagues went looking for his dog which had been lost, and he went to the local pound, which was basically a tin-roof shed, in a field, in the back of the airport.
The anti-secrecy group Wikileaks released on Wednesday one chapter of the draft text of what would be the largest-ever economic trade deal between nations. Next week, Salt Lake City will play host to a chief-negotiators-summit for that deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
The negotiations surrounding the largest international trade deal since the creation of the World Trade Organization 18 years ago have been so secret that it's likely you haven't even heard of the agreement. And this despite the fact the chief negotiators of the mega-agreement on trade, between more than 12 member nations will be gathering at the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, beginning Tuesday Nov. 19.
The Trans-Pacific-Partnership, or TPP, has drawn strong criticism from those concerned that the secretive pact would rewrite U.S. laws and undermine democracy while protecting corporate interests. Today the pro-transparency group Wikileaks undermined some of that secrecy by leaking a draft chapter of the proposed agreement- a chapter that deals with intellectual property rights.
The Food Safety Modernization Act is the first major update of federal food safety laws since 1938. FSMA gives the FDA new abilities to prevent food safety problems, detect and respond to food safety issues, and improve the safety of imported foods. The act is geared to help prevent the outbreaks of food-borne illnesses that are on the rise-- though seldom traced back to small local producers.