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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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Goblin Valley vandals show scouting’s shortcomings

The Better UTAH Beat airs Tuesday afternoons on KVNU’s For the People. Podcasts of previous episodes are available here. —– Utahns are making international news again after a group of Boy Scouts traveled to Goblin Valley in southern Utah and one of their leaders knocked over one of the stunning geological formations from which the park gets

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