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Dolores River runs through Rio Mesa Center, an important aquatic ecosystem of the Colorado Plateau.

What’s More Important Than Water?

That is, indeed, a potent question, especially when one lives in an arid state like Utah. And that is how Dan McCool responded when asked by a reporter why he

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Bike to the U Day is a Two-fer This Year

As the largest employer in Salt Lake County, the University of Utah's Commuter Services Department has embraced alternative transportation solutions for more than two decades. Among a host of

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Biology, Civil Engineering & Design Convene Around the Carrot

"For nearly 15 years, University of Utah students have transformed two patches of their campus from sprawling green lawns into productive vegetable gardens..." according to a paper in

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Salt Lake City’s Granary District: Past and Future

On February 17, Mayor Ralph Becker and the University of Utah’s College of Architecture + Planning presented a symposium that focused on exploring the transformative possibilities

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U Biologist: Biodiversity in Turkey, at Risk Yet Largely Ignored

Çağan Şekercioğlu, assistant professor of biology at the University of Utah and named National Geographic Emerging

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Campus Garden “Rocks” to Save Water

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Recycle Used Electronics at the U

Q.  Cell phone life cycle: 2 years Q.  Amount of lead in U.S. landfills from old computers: 50 percent Q.  Recyclable parts in obsolete electronics: 90 percent A.  Recycle your E-Waste:

Flowers get space in the garden too, to promote pollination--and beauty.

Food For Thought–Edible Campus Gardens Might Be More Important Than You Think

The most beautiful place on the campus of the University of Utah is relatively unknown. Hidden behind a peeling edifice, the back of an old theater and a

Architecture Building on U campus, built in 1970, set for net zero retrofit.

Scheer on Energy, Net Zero That Is

Rethink, reuse, recycle. If you’re like me, those words lead you to think about recycling cans, glass bottles, food scraps--maybe even out-worn clothing. But how about an entire

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Making the Most of the Beetles – an alternative use of standing dead forest wood

Brandon Loomis wrote an article in the September 22, 2011 Salt Lake Tribune titled, “Our Dying Forests, Beetles Gnaw Through Utah, West” in

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RedThread Retiring

It’s been a good run all, but RedThread is ready for retirement. We’re consolidating with FYI, our faculty and staff newsletter, to create a comprehensive, campus-wide online publication dubbed @TheU, where you can find information for all of the …

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