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Environment Briefs

Improving air quality

Emissions from cars and trucks cause more than 50 percent of the air pollution along the Wasatch Front. Here are some tips to reduce those emissions.

Ride share

Combine trips

Convert your car to cleaner burning fuel such as natural gas or propane

Drive at a steady speed; stop and go traffic increases pollution

Don’t let an engine idle unnecessarily

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Keep your car tuned and your tires properly inflated

Don’t overfill or top off your gas tank; releasing gas fumes increases pollution

Drive fuel-efficient cars.

Information provided by the state of Utah. For more information, visit http://www.cleanair.utah.gov

Recycle Utah launches bilingual training for service workers

Recycle Utah has established training for service workers to identify and properly dispose of recyclables and hazardous material. The bilingual program is designed for hotel service staffs, property management companies, restaurants and resorts. Recycle Utah’s staff works to customize recycling information specific to a business. For more information, or to schedule a bilingual training program, call Lola Beatlebrox at Recycle Utah at 649-9698

Bear Aware!

Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources will give a bear presentation on Saturday, Aug 4, from 2-3:30 p.m. Topics include their biology, behaviors, populations and how to stay safe in bear country. A special kid-friendly presentation will be offered for children 4 and older. Pre-registration for the free event is requested. Location: 2155 W. Forest Street5, Brigham City (I-15 exit #363, turn west one block to the education center. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bear River Refuge. For more information, call (435) 723-5887