Ending Poverty with Genetically Engineered Golden Rice

Photo by Max Rovensky on Unsplash By Alicia Birrell Golden rice is now legally raised in Bangladesh! After a long, painful, political, and even violent battle, Bangladesh’s government announced [...]

An Award Worthy Woman

By Augusta Scott In 2009, the Nobel Prize in Economics was awarded to a woman for the first time in history. Political scientist, Elinor Ostrom, introduced a unique research method to the field [...]

Strata Goes Seasteading

By Brock Allen “Despite my vested interest in the movement I was never sure what to expect at my first Seasteading event. The individuals online ran the gamut of crazy to academic. The Institute [...]

CO2, GHGs, and PM2.5. Oh My!

by Carter Harrison With each passing year, the discussion about climate change and pollution becomes more intense and direct. Some scientists and legislators have gone as far as toplace a [...]

Whatever Happened to Hydro?

By Ian Nemelka Back in November of 2018, Democrat Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a preliminary outline of her new vision called the ‘Green New Deal’ and more recently published [...]

Alarming Concentration

By Alicia Birrell Every year the Thanksgiving season marks the beginning of the holiday shopping frenzy. This past year there were 33 days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. That means that [...]

Yes, People Still Care

(Photo credit: Chris McGrath) By Ian Nemelka During the November elections, voters rejected the majority of state ballot initiatives intended to curb climate change. In Arizona, an amendment to [...]

Fighting Cabin Fever

(Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash) By Augusta Scott Cache Valley’s winter temperatures are cold enough to make even the most dedicated outdoorsmen retreat indoors until March. If that applies to [...]

Turkey Reign of Terror

Photo Credit: Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP By Ian Nemelka I live in Mendon, Utah at the foot of the Wellsville Mountains in Cache Valley. It is a quiet little town for the most part, [...]

3 Ways to Reduce Inversion

Image from lookingatthewest.com By Carter Harrison For most Utahn’s, winter means two things: beautiful snow and terrible air. In Northern Utah, along the the densely populated Wasatch Front, air [...]

Sailing Towards Sustainability

Image: Blue Frontiers By Kabeia Rineaki Brock Sutton Allen Earlier this month I dedicated my 27th birthday to a fundraising cause, specifically the Seasteading Institute. Within 24 hours the goal [...]

Wrangling with Wild Horses

Photo shows feral horses dead from starvation at a stock pond in Gray Mountain. (Photo: Navajo Nation) By Ian Nemelka The common perception of “wild” horses is actually wildly inaccurate. [...]

Spooky Scary Animals

Photo from Mental Floss By Carter Harrison If you have spent any time on social media over the last 6 years, the face of the blobfish might be familiar to you. Now, don’t you worry, this isn’t [...]

Live and Let Love Public Lands

By Ian Nemelka While I was working for the United States Senate, I once found myself speaking to a woman from Helper, Utah regarding multiple use on public lands. She, a member of a local [...]

State Owned Golf Courses Are in the Hole

By Ian Nemelka State officials in Utah are planning to bid off their publicly owned golf courses to private managers. Although this movement has been ever present in the minds of a few citizens [...]

Go Outside

By Alicia Birrell Being in the outdoors will give you a love for the outdoors. There is a supposed conflict between the planet’s well-being and human interest. There is also a considerable amount [...]

Stop Being Afraid of Nuclear Energy

Photo Credit: Frédéric Paulussen by Ian Nemelka Every year, Chapman University conducts a survey regarding America’s biggest fears. Pollution and global warming have typically made the top ten on [...]

Happy Constitution Day!

By Randy Simmons Today is Constitution Day, the day when we celebrate the ratification of the Constitution of the United States. It was a momentous time in our history and there were many [...]

Colorado is Fracking Crazy

Photo by Donald Giannatti By Ian Nemelka Remember when the cost of a gallon of gas was teetering between $5 to $6 dollars a gallon in many regions of the United States? Well it is largely due to [...]

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