NATURAL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NATURAL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Meet four champions of Canyonlands http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364997-78/park-national-canyonlands-wilson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58364997-78/park-national-canyonlands-wilson.html.csp">Meet four champions of Canyonlands</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T10:14:01.642-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 10:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Canyonlands National Park • A park superintendent, a national politician, a local guide. Bates Wilson, Stewart Udall and Kent Frost played vital roles in the creation of Canyonlands National Park, overseen today by Superintendent Kate Cannon. The park received its official designation Sept. 12, 1964, when President Lyndon Johnson made it the 31st national park in the United States. To mark its 50th anniversary, meet these four champions of the rugged, remote park in southeastern Utah. 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58364997@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 10:14:01 MDT Study: Leaky pipes and seals, not fracking, tainted water http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417570-68/gas-contamination-fracking-wells.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58417570-68/gas-contamination-fracking-wells.html.csp">Study: Leaky pipes and seals, not fracking, tainted water</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SETH BORENSTEIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-15T19:43:02.035-06:00">Updated Sep 15, 2014 07:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The drilling procedure called fracking didn’t cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and seals in natural gas wells. After looking at dozens of cases of suspected contamination, the scientists focused on eight hydraulically fractured wells in those states, where they chemically linked the tainted water to the gas wells. They then used chemical analysis to fig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-584175702014-09-15T19:43:02.035-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-15T19:43:02.035-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58417570@www.sltrib.com Mon, 15 Sep 2014 19:43:02 MDT Op-ed: Atheist Stenger recognized religion’s absurdities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403781-82/religion-god-stenger-science.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58403781-82/religion-god-stenger-science.html.csp">Op-ed: Atheist Stenger recognized religion’s absurdities</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gregory A. Clark</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:28:01.976-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">God’s not dead. But Victor Stenger — renowned physicist and best-selling atheist author — now is. He died Aug. 27. From natural rather than supernatural causes, one might add. “Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings,” Stenger famously remarked. His epigram concisely captures two major problems with religion: It is both ridiculous and repugnant. Stenger’s first point is self-evident. When it comes to the physical world, science works. Religion doesn’t. It’s that simple. ...</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> 58403781@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:28:01 MDT Letter: Safer to treat them like wild animals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406802-82/police-shootings-wild-animal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58406802-82/police-shootings-wild-animal.html.csp">Letter: Safer to treat them like wild animals</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T18:38:35.493-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 06:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I would like to offer an observation regarding the many recent fatal police shootings we have been reading about lately. Especially in light of the two most recent shootings described in the Tribune (“Police involved in two fatal shootings,” Sept. 11). Please observe and compare the contrasting methods and outcomes between our police and our Division of Natural Resources. Doesn’t it seems odd that our natural resources officers from the Division of Wildlife Services can corner a wild mountain l...</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> 58406802@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:38:35 MDT Official: Fighting in Iraq delays Iran gas exports http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398073-79/iraq-gas-iran-pipeline.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58398073-79/iraq-gas-iran-pipeline.html.csp">Official: Fighting in Iraq delays Iran gas exports</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By NASSER KARIMI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-10T10:56:01.705-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 10:56AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tehran, Iran • The fighting between Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants will delay even further the planned start of Iranian natural gas exports to neighboring Iraq, Iran’s oil minister was quoted as saying Wednesday. Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said a pipeline, which is still under construction on the Iraqi side, goes partly through territory now controlled by the Islamic State group. The extremist group carried out a blitz this summer, seizing much of Iraq’s north and west and is now batt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583980732014-09-10T10:56:01.705-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-10T10:56:01.705-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58398073@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:56:01 MDT Plant waters like coconut, maple grow into hot beverage market trend http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58301604-223/waters-beverages-coconut-plant.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58301604-223/waters-beverages-coconut-plant.html.csp">Plant waters like coconut, maple grow into hot beverage market trend</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE LOCKE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-04T10:46:02.359-06:00">Updated Sep 4, 2014 10:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Coconut water, maple water, even birch and cactus waters — a quick inventory of beverages in the produce section makes it clear: Plant waters are rising. Soda and non-fresh juice sales are flat or slipping slightly, but plant-based products such as coconut water — along with other alternative beverages such as kombucha and tea-based drinks — are growing, particularly those sold alongside your fruits and veggies, according to data compiled by market research firm Nielsen. “The one area of the sto...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583016042014-09-04T10:46:02.359-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-04T10:46:02.359-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301604@www.sltrib.com Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:46:02 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 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