NATURAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NATURAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325392-79/gas-china-carbon-coal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58325392-79/gas-china-carbon-coal.html.csp">Coal gas boom in China holds climate change risks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JACK CHANG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T11:06:02.822-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 11:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hexigten, China • Deep in the hilly grasslands of remote Inner Mongolia, twin smoke stacks rise more than 200 feet into the sky, their steam and sulfur billowing over herds of sheep and cattle. Both day and night, the rumble of this power plant echoes across the ancient steppe, and its acrid stench travels dozens of miles away. This is the first of more than 60 coal-to-gas plants China wants to build, mostly in remote parts of the country where ethnic minorities have farmed and herded for centur...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583253922014-08-22T11:06:02.822-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-22T11:06:02.822-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58325392@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:06:02 MDT Drones banned in Arches, Canyonlands and southeast Utah monuments http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310354-78/drones-national-park-parks.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58310354-78/drones-national-park-parks.html.csp">Drones banned in Arches, Canyonlands and southeast Utah monuments</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brett Prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-18T22:19:12.436-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Photographers and videographers are always looking for new ways to capture the wonders of America’s national parks. The use of drones — remote-controlled miniature aircraft that can be mounted with cameras — is the newest craze. But continued issues with the high-tech toys has led to bans in parks across the country, including the formal prohibition issued Monday for Arches and Canyonlands parks as well as Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments. Kate Cannon, the superintendent of thos...</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> 58310354@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:19:12 MDT Herbert to monument supporters: Come visit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58267711-90/area-herbert-lands-letter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58267711-90/area-herbert-lands-letter.html.csp">Herbert to monument supporters: Come visit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T22:40:11.986-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Gov. Gary Herbert is inviting 14 liberal U.S. senators who are asking President Barack Obama to create a 1.8 million-acre national monument around Canyonlands National Park to come to Utah and visit the area. “While I disagree with the specific actions you recommend, I fully concur that Utah is blessed with amazing natural resources worthy of protection,” Herbert said in the letter dated Tuesday. “Unfortunately, few out-of-state federal officials have had the opportunity to personally experience...</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> 58267711@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:40:11 MDT Phillips 66’s profits fall as it pivots to chemicals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243360-79/gas-phillips-prices-natural.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58243360-79/gas-phillips-prices-natural.html.csp">Phillips 66’s profits fall as it pivots to chemicals</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Zain Shauk</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T17:33:01.931-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • Phillips 66, the refining company that saw its shares drop last month on news of expanded U.S. oil exports, said second-quarter profit declined 9.9 percent as its effort to boost natural gas liquids sales fell short of analysts’ expectations. Net income fell to $863 million, or $1.51 a share, from $958 million, or $1.53, a year earlier, the Houston-based company said Wednesday. Excluding one-time items, per-share profit missed the $1.69 average of 13 analysts’ estimates compiled by Blo...</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> 58243360@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:33:01 MDT Letter: See Museum of Natural History’s ‘Horse,’ of course http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232854-82/horses-horse-exhibit-history.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232854-82/horses-horse-exhibit-history.html.csp">Letter: See Museum of Natural History’s ‘Horse,’ of course</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T15:52:01.72-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Visit the Museum of Natural History of Utah today! There’s a horse exhibit called “The Horse” open from July 21 to Jan. 4. It is on the third floor and down the left hall. (While you come to visit, you should check out The Sky Terrace on the fifth floor.) Visiting “The Horse” is fun because you get to see horse show awards, a movie about horses’ teeth, a movie about horses, a movie that shows horse skeletons and sculptures of horses. I learned some stuff about horses, such as: some of their r...</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> 58232854@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:52:01 MDT Horse exhibit at Utah museum includes focus on Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58200223-78/horse-museum-horses-ute.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58200223-78/horse-museum-horses-ute.html.csp">Horse exhibit at Utah museum includes focus on Utes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T09:59:12.415-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Horses, the Ute Tribe believes, were created by Mother Earth and are sacred. That’s why Lara Arrowchis-Ivie was thrilled to help The Natural History Museum of Utah bring to life a Ute-specific piece of a new special exhibition called The Horse. The traveling exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, along with an additional exhibit examining the Ute-horse connection, opened to the public Monday and runs through Jan. 4. “The Horse is the largest, most artifact-...</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> 58200223@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:59:12 MDT Price of natural gas falls to an 8-month low http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207801-79/percent-rose-cents-fell.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58207801-79/percent-rose-cents-fell.html.csp">Price of natural gas falls to an 8-month low</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:33:02.027-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Natural gas fell to its lowest level in eight months Monday following forecasts that nationwide summer temperatures are expected to be milder than normal. The price of natural gas fell 10 cents, or 2.6 percent, to $3.85 per 1,000 cubic feet. That’s the lowest since mid-November. Weather analysts expect average temperatures across the U.S. to be lower than normal for the next two to three weeks, which is typically when U.S. temperatures are at their hottest. In the summer natural gas is used to g...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582078012014-07-21T16:33:02.027-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:33:02.027-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58207801@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:33:02 MDT Oil prices rise $1 for third time in four trading days http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206283-79/cents-oil-trading-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58206283-79/cents-oil-trading-gas.html.csp">Oil prices rise $1 for third time in four trading days</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PABLO GORONDI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T16:03:58.91-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 04:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The price of oil rose more than a $1 for the third time in the last four trading days, and closed above $104 for the first time since July 3. Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery rose $1.46 to $104.59 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Friday, the Nymex contract fell 6 cents to $103.13. Oil has gained 4.6 percent over the past four trading sessions. Brent crude for September delivery, a benchmark for international oils, gained 44 cents to $107.68 on the ICE exchange in London. Meanwhile...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582062832014-07-21T16:03:58.91-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-21T16:03:58.91-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58206283@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:03:58 MDT ADM to buy Swiss flavoring maker for $3 billion http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58156934-79/flavors-billion-adm-wild.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58156934-79/flavors-billion-adm-wild.html.csp">ADM to buy Swiss flavoring maker for $3 billion</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T15:02:52.656-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 03:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Decatur, Ill. • Archer Daniels Midland already makes sweeteners, fibers, emulsifiers and an array of other ingredients used in packaged foods and drinks. Now it’s getting in the business of natural flavors. The agribusiness giant, based in Decatur, Illinois, said Monday it will acquire the privately held Swiss company Wild Flavors in an all-cash deal that will total $3.13 billion counting debt, or 2.3 billion euros. Founded in 1931, Wild Flavors makes natural flavors and “flavor systems” that he...</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> 58156934@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:02:52 MDT