NATURAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NATURAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840041-68/town-slide-jackson-landslide.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57840041-68/town-slide-jackson-landslide.html.csp">Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW BROWN </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and MEAD GRUVER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T20:52:58.473-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 08:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jackson, Wyo. • No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it’s going to take a piece of Jackson with it. Workers and residents have watched helplessly in recent days as the slow-motion landslide spanning hundreds of yards split a house in two and inched ever closer to a cluster of businesses below. Standing at the edge of the slide zone, its rocky slope rising sharply behind him, J...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578400412014-04-19T20:52:58.473-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-19T20:52:58.473-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57840041@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:52:58 MDT Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57839410-200/town-jackson-landslide-landslides.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57839410-200/town-jackson-landslide-landslides.html.csp">Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW BROWN and MEAD GRUVER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T12:40:13.513-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 12:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jackson, Wyo. • A slow-motion disaster continued unfolding in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson on Saturday, as a creeping landslide that split a hillside home threatened to swallow up more houses and businesses. The ground beneath the 100-foot hillside had been slowly giving way for almost two weeks before the downward movement accelerated in recent days. With rocks and dirt tumbling down, officials suspended efforts to shore up the slope and said they were uncertain what else could be done. “...</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> 57839410@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:40:13 MDT Letter: Utah’s Amendment 3 supports U.S. 14th Amendment http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796366-82/amendment-utah-family-privilege.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57796366-82/amendment-utah-family-privilege.html.csp">Letter: Utah’s Amendment 3 supports U.S. 14th Amendment</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T18:18:02.248-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 06:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution begins with U.S. citizenship being granted to all persons “ born” in the United States, or in other words a right granted to children. It also mentions that privileges of citizens (which must include children) shall not be abridged by any states’ laws. Utah’s Amendment 3 is intended to provide and protect children born in Utah with the natural right and privilege of the benefits to be gained in a family with both a mother and a father. Utah’s Amendme...</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> 57796366@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:18:02 MDT Natural gas leak forces Springville evacuations http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57806197-78/leak-springville-caron-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57806197-78/leak-springville-caron-gas.html.csp">Natural gas leak forces Springville evacuations</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Bob Mims</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T13:09:39.658-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 01:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A natural gas leak forced evacuation of several homes in Springville early Friday morning. Springville police Lt. Dave Caron said the leak was initially reported about 5 a.m. in the area of 50 North and 400 West. Questar crews were dispatched to find the source of the leak and repair it while firefighters and police secured the scene. “The leak was caused by the failure of a gasket in the system. That portion of the system has been by-passed while repairs are being made,” Caron said. Springville...</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> 57806197@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:09:39 MDT Repertory Dance Theatre: Finding the rhythm of Utah’s natural wonders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57760396-223/dance-gotheiner-utah-rdt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57760396-223/dance-gotheiner-utah-rdt.html.csp">Repertory Dance Theatre: Finding the rhythm of Utah’s natural wonders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Adams</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-05T01:01:03.778-06:00">Updated Apr 5, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Repertory Dance Theatre artistic director Linda Smith commissioned choreographer Zvi Gotheiner in 1993 to create a dance about the Utah landscape, it was a first in several ways. It began a 20-year artistic relationship in which RDT acquired seven of Gotheiner’s works. And it would be the first and last time in Gotheiner’s 30-year career that he would be asked to choreograph about a geographic place. “How beautiful to actually respond with dance to the imagery and the relationship we have ...</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> 57760396@www.sltrib.com Sat, 05 Apr 2014 01:01:03 MDT Letter: Utah values business over natural resources http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57758861-82/utah-natural-business-corporate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57758861-82/utah-natural-business-corporate.html.csp">Letter: Utah values business over natural resources</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-02T16:37:21.496-06:00">Updated Apr 2, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As a lifelong resident of Salt Lake City now in my 50s, I have witnessed the relentless degradation of Utah’s natural resources and the ongoing capitulation to industry and big business that have become standard practice in Utah politics. Utah’s governor and legislative leaders believe that expanding refineries, green-lighting corporate polluters and producing toxic energy is good for the economy. Apparently, the economy, corporate taxes and lobbyist bribes are of greater importance than the lon...</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> 57758861@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:37:21 MDT 4 hurt, 200 evacuated after natural gas plant fire http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57754268-68/gas-natural-plant-plymouth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57754268-68/gas-natural-plant-plymouth.html.csp">4 hurt, 200 evacuated after natural gas plant fire</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T14:44:26.168-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 02:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Plymouth, Wash. • Authorities now say one of the four injured in an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing plant along the Washington-Oregon border was sent to a hospital in Portland, Ore., with burns. The other three were treated for minor injuries at a hospital in Hermiston, Ore. Monday morning’s blast at the Williams Northwest Pipeline liquefied natural gas facility in the town of Plymouth, Wash., shook nearby homes and led to the evacuation of about 400 residents. A deputy says the e...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577542682014-03-31T14:44:26.168-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T14:44:26.168-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57754268@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:44:26 MDT White House plan would cut methane emissions from drilling, landfills http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57743665-68/methane-gas-emissions-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57743665-68/methane-gas-emissions-oil.html.csp">White House plan would cut methane emissions from drilling, landfills</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW DALY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T12:09:14.469-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 12:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The White House announced a wide-ranging plan Friday aimed at cutting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling, landfills and other sources. The plan, part of President Barack Obama’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to global warming, comes amid concerns about increased methane emissions resulting from an ongoing boom in drilling for oil and natural gas. Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas released by landfills, cattle and leaks from oil and gas produ...</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> 57743665@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:09:14 MDT Lesson learned: Goblin topplers should serve in parks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57707554-82/taylor-hall-community-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57707554-82/taylor-hall-community-court.html.csp">Lesson learned: Goblin topplers should serve in parks</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-24T07:45:35.037-06:00">Updated Mar 24, 2014 07:45AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The two men who destroyed an ancient rock formation in Goblin Valley State Park probably don’t belong in jail. But a 7th District Court missed a rare opportunity to make their punishment fit the crime when it failed to include a few hundred hours of community service in their sentence. Glenn Tuck Taylor and David Benjamin Hall were acting as Boy Scout leaders when they laughed and did a silly dance after Taylor pushed over a rock hoodoo that was formed over thousands of years. The two posted th...</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> 57707554@www.sltrib.com Mon, 24 Mar 2014 07:45:35 MDT Museum hosts ultimate chocolate festival http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57702787-223/chocolate-museum-utah-festival.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57702787-223/chocolate-museum-utah-festival.html.csp">Museum hosts ultimate chocolate festival</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kathy Stephenson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T22:13:43.96-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 10:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chocolate candies, chocolate covered bacon, chocolate beet cake and chocolate ravioli are all things to enjoy during this weekend’s Ultimate Chocolate Festival at the Natural History Museum of Utah. The festival will take place throughout the museum and coincides with “Chocolate: The Exhibition,” now on display. The event includes tastings, a Mayan coffee café, hands-on activities that include cacao bean grinding and a community art project. There will be Mayan and modern dance performances and...</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> 57702787@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:13:43 MDT Friedman: New Cold War? Then we need a new Space Race http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57701245-82/energy-gas-clean-oil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57701245-82/energy-gas-clean-oil.html.csp">Friedman: New Cold War? Then we need a new Space Race</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-19T13:58:16.472-06:00">Updated Mar 19, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are a lot of people who seem intent on restarting the Cold War — in both Moscow and Washington. I am not one of them. But if we’re going to have a new Cold War, then I have one condition: I want a new moonshot. The Space Race and the technologies it produced weren’t purely an offshoot of the U.S.-Soviet missile competition, but they were certainly energized by that competition. Well, if we’re going to go at it again, this time I want an Earth Race. I want America to lead in developing an e...</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> 57701245@www.sltrib.com Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:58:16 MDT Pyle: Parents don’t have rights, they have responsibilities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57678618-82/parents-child-rights-abuse.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57678618-82/parents-child-rights-abuse.html.csp">Pyle: Parents don’t have rights, they have responsibilities</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George Pyle</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T08:06:51.571-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 08:06AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">IV. Hide your face and weep if you dare to harm a child. — The Ten Commandments (revised, 2010, by Christopher Hitchens, RIP) I am probably not the only newspaper reporter who has a story about a colleague who would go back to the car and pout if you dared refer to him as “my photographer.” He was not anyone’s chattel property, thank you very much, and deeply resented being referred to in a way that sounded like you were comparing him to “my car.” No amount of explaining that you meant it n...</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> 57678618@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:06:51 MDT Brooks: The Deepest Self http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57682001-82/deep-evolutionary-depth-core.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57682001-82/deep-evolutionary-depth-core.html.csp">Brooks: The Deepest Self</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BROOKS</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-14T11:15:02.223-06:00">Updated Mar 14, 2014 11:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is, by now, a large literature on the chemistry and biology of love and sex. If you dive into that literature, you learn pretty quickly that our love lives are biased by all sorts of deep unconscious processes. When men become fathers, their testosterone levels drop, thus reducing their sex drive. There’s some evidence that it’s the smell of their own infants (but not other people’s infants) that sets this off. Women, meanwhile, have different tastes at different times in their cycles. Dur...</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> 57682001@www.sltrib.com Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:15:02 MDT House approves bill to phase out wood stoves http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57644316-90/200-bill-burning-gas.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57644316-90/200-bill-burning-gas.html.csp">House approves bill to phase out wood stoves</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-06T20:08:05.66-06:00">Updated Mar 6, 2014 08:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The House approved legislation Thursday that would offer a subsidy to roughly 200 homeowners that rely on wood-burning stoves in parts of the state with dirty air to transition to cleaner natural gas. Phasing out the wood stoves would dramatically reduce fine-particulate pollution, said the sponsor, Rep. Patrice Arent, D-Millcreek. Heating a home with a wood stove, she said, produces as much pollution as 200 natural-gas furnaces. Rep. Edward Redd, R-Logan, said the wood stoves make up as much as...</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> 57644316@www.sltrib.com Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:08:05 MDT