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  • Tackling Utah’s trash

    Issa Hamud, an engineer who was born in Somalia, helped Logan, Utah, create a successful recycling program.

  • Deciphering humanity's hardware

    Infrastructure: A Field Guide to the Industrial Landscape by Brian Hayes is a wonderfully conversational explanation of everything one sees along the highway that isn’t natural

  • Facts about greenhouse gas emissions

    Sprinkled throughout the lead story are "fun facts" about what causes greenhouse gas emissions and what people can do to reduce them

  • The Universe on Blacktop

    The Universe on Blacktop

    A Colorado family finds satisfaction -- and cash -- in scavenging metal for recycling.

  • Did the Park Service bow to pressure from Coca Cola on its bottle ban?

    Did the Park Service bow to pressure from Coca Cola on its bottle ban?

    A former Grand Canyon National Park superintendent believes that corporate pressure may have undermined a proposed ban on disposable water bottles in the park.

  • Your trash is my treasure

    Your trash is my treasure

    If you want to find an inexpensive, entertaining way to furnish your house, try raiding the garbage in a resort town like Crested Butte, Colo.

  • INNOVATE, Part II

    INNOVATE, Part II

    Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking: Green detective, Healthcare for the hard up, Developing to stop development, Low carbon brews and more.

  • Heard Around the West

    BlueRibbon Coalition director in trouble; recycling etiquette; Most Livable Communities don’t come cheap; Bed and Breakfast Beagle in Idaho; UFO Watchtower; Bruce Willis fined by EPA

  • Resolutions for living smarter in 2012

    Resolutions for living smarter in 2012

    We could all live healthier, more fulfilling and sustainable lives if we would try to do more with less.

  • Heard around the West

    Worms at work; stupid hunter tricks; fighting starlings with falcons; cemetery soccer; Schweitzer’s dang-tootin’; Mount Rushmoo

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