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2010-04-21 05:50:00

A Denver, Colorado man lost more than a popular new gadget as he walked out of a store last week, when he lost part of his pinky finger as a thief lunged for his bag carrying the new iPad he had just bought. Bill Jordan was leaving the Apple Store at Cherry Creek Mall in Denver when a man following behind him yanked the bag carrying the device out of his left hand. Jordan had the cord from the bag wrapped around his hand when the thief struck, jerking the bag from his hand, which stripped...

2009-05-12 12:15:00

Zalul's campaign aims to restore the Jordan River to its pure state, cleaning & preserving the historic site visited by Christians from around the world RAMAT-GAN, Israel, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Zalul, a leading Israeli Non-Governmental Organization devoted to protecting Israel's seas and rivers, has undertaken the mission of saving the Jordan River, a historic Christian waterway now contaminated by modern-day pollutants. Zalul is demanding that the polluted wastewater entering the river...

2008-12-02 17:12:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Johnson Matthey Inc. (JMI), a Pennsylvania corporation, was sentenced today to a $3 million criminal fine for a felony violation of the Clean Water Act by Judge Dee Benson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, the Justice Department announced. JMI admitted on Sept 3, 2008, to violating the Clean Water Act at its Salt Lake City precious metals refining facility. The Clean Water Act makes it a crime to knowingly render inaccurate...

2008-09-21 12:00:17

The trail that runs alongside the Jordan River Parkway will be closed at 7500 South Thursday and Friday for construction of the Jordan River TRAX bridge. The trail is expected to reopen with a temporary detour, which will be in effect through August 2009, according to the Utah Transit Authority. That detour will cross a live railway track and will be closed from dusk to dawn to allow for freight traffic. Other trails along the parkway will also close sporadically as construction...

2008-09-10 09:00:23

By Rebecca Palmer Deseret News Envision Utah will hold an open house tonight giving the public a chance to comment on its long-term vision for the Jordan River corridor. The draft-plan, paid for by Salt Lake County, suggests new commercial nodes in addition to restoration of dilapidated areas and transformation of agricultural land into premier open space. The 50-mile corridor could eventually rival the mountains as a recreational amenity for the Wasatch Front, said Envision Utah...

2008-09-05 09:00:27

Jordan, Syria discuss fair share of water resources in Yarmouk river AMMAN, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- Water-thirst Jordan is discussing with Syria on fair share of water resources in the Yarmouk River, local daily The Jordan Times reported on Thursday. Musa Jamaini, Secretary General of the Jordan Valley Authority, headed a delegation in Syria on Wednesday to take part in a joint committee meetings for the talks, according to the report. The committee is to discuss the storage in Whideh...

2008-07-13 12:00:26

By Amy Choate-Nielsen Deseret News It's possible that some day, when Salt Lake County's population has doubled, the Jordan River will be a preserved riparian corridor, with 200-foot setbacks and more trails than sports fields along its banks. That's the vision shared by a majority of some 1,200 people who attended open houses and took online surveys about the future of the Jordan River. Initial results of data collected by the Blueprint Jordan River project say residents prefer the river...

2008-06-25 06:00:00

By Nate Carlisle, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 25--The Jordan River Parkway is a taste of nature in everyday life. To Salt Lake City police, the parkway also is habitat for the homeless, drug users and nuisance problems. The Salt Lake City Police Department would like the public's help in reducing crime along the parkway and on Tuesday threw a community barbecue to encourage people to report the problems they see. "I'm trying to raise awareness and say, 'Look, if you see these things,...

2008-06-22 12:00:16

A local outdoor outfitter is donating $4,000 to an environmental cause -- and their customers get to decide who gets the money. Patagonia, 2292 S. Highland Drive, invites its customers to participate in its "Our Voice Your Choice" campaign to vote on their favorite environmental cause. Voting goes until July 19. Utah Backcountry Volunteers, Utah Rivers Council, Wasatch Community Gardens, Heal Utah and Utah Clean Energy are the five local groups that are nominated to receive the grant. The...

2006-06-08 07:10:00

By Tali Caspi EIN GEDI, Israel (Reuters) - These days, a cart takes visitors from Israel's Ein Gedi resort to the edge of the Dead Sea. Twenty years ago, tourists stepped right onto the shore. The Dead Sea, the lowest point on the Earth's surface, is shrinking as its salty waters rapidly dry up. With no clear solution to the problem, environmentalists and tourist businesses are worried. "Every time I come here the beach is further and further away. One day there will only be a puddle left,"...


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