BURNING - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BURNING News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: To be innovation hub, Utah must embrace its Burning Man side http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429513-82/valley-silicon-burning-innovation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429513-82/valley-silicon-burning-innovation.html.csp">Op-ed: To be innovation hub, Utah must embrace its Burning Man side</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Margaret O’Mara</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:30:06.821-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A couple of weeks ago, a big chunk of Silicon Valley got a little closer to Utah, when close to 70,000 people descended on the northern Nevada desert for the annual Burning Man festival. Past attendees include Valley titans such as Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg. Tesla founder Elon Musk recently said attending Burning Man was critical to understanding what makes Silicon Valley tick. “If you haven’t been,” he said, “you just don’t get it.” What can a four-day ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58429513@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:30:06 MDT Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58364446-223/festival-burning-crowd-peak.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58364446-223/festival-burning-crowd-peak.html.csp">Burning Man festival draws peak crowd of 66,000</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARTIN GRIFFITH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T10:53:49.169-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 10:53AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • The Burning Man counterculture festival drew a peak crowd of nearly 66,000 celebrants as it neared an end Monday on the northern Nevada desert. Friday’s official peak attendance of 65,922 was within the population cap of 68,000 the federal Bureau of Land Management imposed on the quirky art and music festival 110 miles north of Reno, said Gene Seidlitz, manager of the agency’s Winnemucca District. The number was down from last year’s record peak crowd of 69,613, which resulted in o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583644462014-09-03T10:53:49.169-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-03T10:53:49.169-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364446@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:53:49 MDT Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364042-79/gas-natural-pipeline-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58364042-79/gas-natural-pipeline-energy.html.csp">Dominion, Duke propose $5B natural gas pipeline</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JONATHAN FAHEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T08:45:02.067-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 08:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Dominion Resources, Duke Energy and other partners are proposing a $5 billion natural gas pipeline to connect the Southeast with the prodigious supplies of natural gas being produced in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Gas is being relied upon to generate more of the nation’s electricity in recent years because enormous new domestic supplies have drastically lowered its price and because natural gas burns cleaner than the nation’s other most important fuel for electric power, coa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583640422014-09-02T08:45:02.067-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T08:45:02.067-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364042@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:45:02 MDT Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338660-68/mart-wal-burning-desert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58338660-68/mart-wal-burning-desert.html.csp">Soggy start: Burning Man crews stuck at Wal-Mart</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SCOTT SONNER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-26T11:41:26.945-06:00">Updated Aug 26, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • Ah, Burning Man, the annual weeklong rave that draws thousands of free-thinkers to a remote spot in the Nevada desert. It’s a festival so remote and bizarre that the only limit to free expression is imagination ... and that dust that always gets into the electronics. Except when it rains. That’s when the “Burners” end up in the parking lot of the Reno Wal-Mart. Turned back at the gate to the Black Rock Desert after rare showers on Monday turned the ancient lake bottom to a muddy qua...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583386602014-08-26T11:41:26.945-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-26T11:41:26.945-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58338660@www.sltrib.com Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:41:26 MDT Rain and mud temporarily douse Burning Man festival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335648-68/reno-burning-event-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58335648-68/reno-burning-event-http.html.csp">Rain and mud temporarily douse Burning Man festival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-25T16:34:20.631-06:00">Updated Aug 25, 2014 04:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Black Rock Deseert, Nev. • Thousands of Burning Man enthusiasts are on the outside looking in after a rare batch of heavy rain forced organizers to temporarily close entry to the counterculture event in the desert 90 miles north of Reno. Bureau of Land Management dispatcher Mike Wilke told the Reno Gazette-Journal (http://tinyurl.com/lkajkks) standing water turned the playa into a muddy mess Monday morning. Numerous vehicles were stuck and northbound traffic on State Highway 447 was being turned...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583356482014-08-25T16:34:20.631-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-25T16:34:20.631-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58335648@www.sltrib.com Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:34:20 MDT Park City musician Robyn Cage releases video, ‘Burning Now’ [video] http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58317810-66/cage-robyn-video-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58317810-66/cage-robyn-video-com.html.csp">Park City musician Robyn Cage releases video, ‘Burning Now’ [video]</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T13:09:24.041-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 01:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">One advantage to being a sensitive singer-songwriter in Utah: When you make a music video, you can throw a bed in the middle of the Utah desert and — BAM! — instant visual metaphor. That’s what Park City-based singer-songwriter Robyn Cage has done with her new single, “Burning Now,” released today. Cage is a Salt Lake City native and actress who was living in New York when started songwriting in 2009, recording an EP, “Raining Sideways” (under her other stage name, Robyn Kemp). Cage recorded the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317810@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:09:24 MDT Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312933-68/yosemite-fire-homes-blaze.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58312933-68/yosemite-fire-homes-blaze.html.csp">Wildfire near Yosemite threatens 500 structures</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T10:28:01.682-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:28AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mariposa, Calif. • Firefighters from throughout California were being dispatched Tuesday to protect homes threatened by an out-of-control wildfire burning in the foothills near Yosemite National Park, the second fire around the park in recent weeks. The nearly 2-square-mile blaze in Madera County had destroyed eight structures and was threatening 500 others around Oakhurst, which is about 16 miles away from an entrance to Yosemite, fire officials said. Officials were hopeful, though, that cooler...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58312933@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:28:01 MDT Layton man suffers burned hands trying to douse grease fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58299911-78/fire-bitton-kitchen-burning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58299911-78/fire-bitton-kitchen-burning.html.csp">Layton man suffers burned hands trying to douse grease fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T09:33:57.339-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 09:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Quick-acting crews contained a house fire to the kitchen late Thursday night, but not before a male resident suffered burns to his hands trying to douse the flames himself. Layton Fire Department spokesman Douglas Bitton said the blaze broke out at 10:20 p.m. as the 27-year-old man was cooking in the home at 423 N. Owens Street. At some point during the process, he fell asleep. “He woke up to smoke coming from the kitchen and saw flames coming from the pan on the stove,” Bitton said. “He grabbed...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58299911@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:33:57 MDT Letter: Ocean mercury another fossil-fuel threat http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58294133-82/mercury-ocean-levels-due.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58294133-82/mercury-ocean-levels-due.html.csp">Letter: Ocean mercury another fossil-fuel threat</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T17:30:57.582-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unless you have been hiding in a cave in Afghanistan or alternatively denying the reality of anthropogenic global warming, scientists have provided us with yet another reason to strictly regulate the burning of fossil fuels worldwide: humans have tripled the mercury levels in upper ocean. For those of us who stalk trout in Utah and Colorado, we have been long been aware of the fish advisories with regards to the consumption of fish due to toxic mercury, primarily due to the fallout from coal fir...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294133@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:30:57 MDT U. study: Aboriginal fires helped kangaroos thrive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263507-78/fires-codding-kangaroos-martu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263507-78/fires-codding-kangaroos-martu.html.csp">U. study: Aboriginal fires helped kangaroos thrive</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By lisa schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T07:11:48.807-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 07:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Modern conservationists might learn something from the strategies some native people have been practicing for thousands of years, suggests a new study co-authored by a University of Utah researcher. Brian Codding, an assistant anthropology professor at the U., and his co-researchers found that, in Australia, the Aboriginal Martu people’s practice of setting small grass fires to catch lizards actually boosts kangaroo populations. The Martu people have been setting such fires for at least 2,000 ye...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263507@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 07:11:48 MDT Eagle Moutain man arrested for allegedly burning down his house http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58261110-78/arrested-eagle-fire-allegedly.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58261110-78/arrested-eagle-fire-allegedly.html.csp">Eagle Moutain man arrested for allegedly burning down his house</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T21:11:01.939-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 09:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An Eagle Mountain man is suspected of setting fire to his own house. The fire broke out just after 11 p.m. Friday, Utah County sheriff’s deputies reported. The man who lived there was not at the scene when firefighters arrived; witnesses said he set the fire. The man, 34, was arrested in South Jordan the next day. He was booked into the Utah County jail on suspicion of aggravated arson. Investigators estimate the damage to be about $100,000.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58261110@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 21:11:01 MDT Reno police link bike theft rise to Burning Man http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260657-68/reno-bike-burning-festival.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58260657-68/reno-bike-burning-festival.html.csp">Reno police link bike theft rise to Burning Man</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-04T18:15:01.906-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 06:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Reno, Nev. • Reno police say bicycle theft is the top property crime around downtown Reno this summer, and they think the Burning Man festival may have something to do with it. Police Sgt. Dan Thompson says the only time of the year the department sees so many bike thefts is in the weeks leading up to the festival, which begins Aug. 25. Bicycles are the main source of transportation at the weeklong event, held on the Black Rock Desert playa about 100 miles north of Reno. Kevin Campbell of the n...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582606572014-08-04T18:15:01.906-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-04T18:15:01.906-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58260657@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:15:01 MDT Fires force evacuations in West Coast states http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58253818-68/fire-homes-friday-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58253818-68/fire-homes-friday-state.html.csp">Fires force evacuations in West Coast states</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-02T11:25:01.481-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 11:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Alturas, Calif. • Wildfires burning through dry terrain in West Coast states have forced scores of evacuations as fire teams worked to corral the blazes. Lightning sparked dozens of fires in Northern California, including one in rural Modoc County that spurred some 120 people to evacuate, and the threat of more strikes along with winds from looming thunderstorms could aggravate the firefight. Authorities in Siskiyou County near the Oregon border issued an evacuation notice late Friday. The most ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582538182014-08-02T11:25:01.481-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-02T11:25:01.481-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58253818@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 11:25:01 MDT