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Buening: Start Demanding Climate Reform

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer June 18, 2021

  As the climate crisis worsens, environmentally-conscious consumers are beginning to feel more and more disheartened. Even with growing public concern and the popularization of sustainability,...

A lion lays down in a Hole Zoo exhibit in Salt Lake City on June 16, 2021. (Photo by Silvana Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Utah Must Protect Its Animals in Captivity

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer June 17, 2021

  As a kid, my parents often took me to Utah’s Hogle Zoo. Being the know-it-all I was, I’d spout new animal facts I had learned to anyone I talked to after our visits. Many of us likely share...

University of Utah's rising junior, Angeline Bourgeault, collects samples for her Field Botany class along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Salt Lake City on June 13, 2021. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Utah Needs More Than Prayer to Save Us from the Drought

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer June 16, 2021

  On June 4, Utah made national headlines after Gov. Spencer Cox declared a Weekend of Prayer, encouraging his constituents to pray for rain to alleviate the state’s current drought. Cox’s...

A sign reported fire danger levels near Mueller Park Canyon in Bountiful, Utah on Friday, May 21, 2021. (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle) 

Shadley: Masks Protect Us From Poor Air Quality, but Will Utahns Wear Them?

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer May 25, 2021

  The CDC recently announced that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in most settings. While we can debate whether this announcement came too soon, the prevalence of masks will...

Shadley: Corporations Can’t Fix the Climate Crisis

Shadley: Corporations Can’t Fix the Climate Crisis

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer May 12, 2021

  A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this YouTube video from Google. The video, which was posted on Nov. 18, 2020, provides a timeline of Google’s various sustainability actions, including achieving...

A development project underway off of 500 S and 1300 E in Salt Lake City on October 15th 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee: The Stage is Set for Gentrification in Salt Lake City

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor April 12, 2021

  Utah's population is booming — thanks to economic growth in Salt Lake and Utah counties, and a relatively low unemployment rate despite the pandemic. People from California and other western...

Inversion in Salt Lake City, UT on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.

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Shadley: The University of Utah has a Moral Obligation to Divest from Fossil Fuels

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer April 6, 2021

  In the 1970s and 80s, student activists at the University of Utah advocated for the divestment of the university’s endowment from corporations that supported the oppressive policy of apartheid...

Inversion in  Salt Lake City, UT on Friday,Nov. 10, 2017.
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Saifee: Divest Now for a Better Future

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor April 5, 2021

  Our world as it stands can not function without the use or rather exploitation of fossil fuels. Our cities, cars, material goods, the laptop I'm writing this article on and the screen you're...

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Reese: Labor Unions and Environmentalists Should Work in Solidarity

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer April 5, 2021

  Organized labor and environmentalists are widely viewed as being at odds with each other. The Dakota Access Pipeline is a good example of their recent conflict, where two major unions endorsed...

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Shadley: Utah has a Car-Dependency Problem

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer March 16, 2021

  Salt Lake City is the equivalent of an island when it comes to interstate travel. With the exception of one Amtrak train that stops through three times a week, the only form of interstate transportation...

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