NATURE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NATURE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: Vote out all incumbents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58369860-82/incumbents-government-congress-vote.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58369860-82/incumbents-government-congress-vote.html.csp">Letter: Vote out all incumbents</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T16:41:26.036-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The piece in the Trib (“Most Incumbents in Congress to keep jobs,” August 31)” identifies the primary source of our government’s dysfunction. While Congress has an approval rating around 10 percent, we consistently re-elect incumbents at a rate of 90 percent. Our system was designed as a government of the people. What we have instead is a government of career politicians and their manipulators. James Madison described the House as “an assembly of men called for the most part from pursu...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58369860@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:41:26 MDT Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364825-68/ice-sea-arctic-polar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58364825-68/ice-sea-arctic-polar.html.csp">Study links polar vortex chills to melting sea ice</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="2014-09-02T12:32:38.727-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 12:32PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Remember the polar vortex, the huge mass of Arctic air that can plunge much of the U.S. into the deep freeze? You might have to get used to it. A new study says that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia could see more frequent and stronger visits of that cold air. Researchers say that’s because of shrinking ice in the seas off Russia. Normally, the polar vortex is penned in the Arctic. But at times it escapes and wanders south, bringing with it a bit of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583648252014-09-02T12:32:38.727-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-02T12:32:38.727-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58364825@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:32:38 MDT Letter: No such thing as multiple use http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319244-82/endangered-multiple-nature-plants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58319244-82/endangered-multiple-nature-plants.html.csp">Letter: No such thing as multiple use</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T16:33:02.56-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 04:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In his recent op-ed (“Why we didn’t list beardtongues as endangered plants,” Aug. 15), Michael Thabault attempts to justify the decision by his employer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to withdraw its proposal to protect two rare flowers under the Endangered Species Act and to substitute it with a voluntary conservation agreement instead. Under this proposal, the Graham’s and White River beardtongues, also known as penstemon, will be subject to the same “surface-disturbing activities” that ...</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> 58319244@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:33:02 MDT Will: Nature remains a creative danger http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58276641-82/smallpox-nature-america-health.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58276641-82/smallpox-nature-america-health.html.csp">Will: Nature remains a creative danger</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By George F. Will</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T13:36:02.144-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 01:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">WASHINGTON • Although the Ebola virus might remain mostly confined to West Africa, it has infected the Western imagination. This eruption of uncontrolled nature into what developed nations consider serene modernity is more disturbing to the emotional serenity of multitudes than it is threatening to their physical health. Perhaps the world periodically needs an equivalent of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, a chastening reminder that nature still has something to say about what human beings proudly, a...</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> 58276641@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:36:02 MDT