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The silent menace: Utah’s coal ash problem

The polluting power of coal has been widely stated: burning coal produces smog, causes acid rain, contributes to climate change and contaminates water supplies. But these common facts overlook the impact of another major harmful coal byproduct: coal ash. By nature, all coal contains a certain amount of radioactive and toxic materials. As coal is

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 48 – May 14, 2013

Last week the world witnessed another record fall by the wayside as earth-warming carbon dioxide levels reached an all time high of over 400 parts per million. Its not exactly the kind of record we should be breaking. In an interview with the New York Times, one scientist, describing the feat, said, “It feels like

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