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Opinion Desk: The Hardenbrook Ticket Will Unite the U

Opinion Desk: The Hardenbrook Ticket Will Unite the U

By The Opinion Desk

February 23, 2020

  The views expressed in this article do not express the views of The Daily Utah Chronicle as a whole. This article has been written by the Opinion Desk as a whole, and may not necessarily represent the views of each individual on the Opinion Desk.   Winning an election and leading ...

Starr: Prioritize The Growth Of Threatened Species, Not Just Humans

Starr: Prioritize The Growth Of Threatened Species, Not Just Humans

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

February 13, 2020

  The Northern Corridor is a proposed highway in Washington County that would result in alarming environmental consequences. The public scoping period, which is used to identify relevant influences upon the scope of the environmental analysis, concluded last month. The four-lane scheme will di...

Starr: Trump’s Environmental Deregulation Will Have Long-Lasting Consequences

Starr: Trump’s Environmental Deregulation Will Have Long-Lasting Consequences

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

January 28, 2020

  There is no question about President Trump’s dedication to eroding critical environmental regulations and procedures. From shrinking treasured monuments in our backyard to purging greenhouse gas emissions standards, his administration has mastered the art of deregulation. The running lis...

Starr: Don’t Endanger the Environment For the ‘Gram

Starr: Don’t Endanger the Environment For the ‘Gram

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

January 18, 2020

  Nature photography is a beautiful form of expression, and powerful, pocket-accessible devices like cell phones make it easy for most people to try nature photography themselves. These images can inspire others to engage with wildlife, flora and unique land formations. Many professional photographers...

Christopherson: The U Needs A Campus-Wide Compost Program

Christopherson: The U Needs A Campus-Wide Compost Program

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

January 18, 2020

  For a state full of nature lovers — not to mention millions of acres of beautiful land worth preserving — Utah has been disappointingly slow to jump on the eco-friendly bandwagon. Last year, WalletHub ranked us 31st in the nation for environmental friendliness. In a time when climate scie...

Christopherson: The Church’s $100B Should Go to Preventing Climate Change

Christopherson: The Church’s $100B Should Go to Preventing Climate Change

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

January 16, 2020

  The Washington Post reported a whistleblower complaint a few weeks ago that most Utahns have heard all about. The complaint alleged that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints "has amassed $100 billion in accounts intended for charitable purposes." Within hours of the article’s release, my Twitte...

Starr: The LDS Church Should Preserve The Outreach Community Garden

Starr: The LDS Church Should Preserve The Outreach Community Garden

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

December 26, 2019

Community gardens serve a greater purpose than merely harvesting heirloom tomatoes and organic greens. Caring for fruit trees and beehives on a community plot can teach lessons beyond the growing seasons and protect keystone species. Managing plots brings distinct benefits, like promoting public health and...

Christopherson: Let’s Replace Black Friday with Buy Nothing Day

Christopherson: Let’s Replace Black Friday with Buy Nothing Day

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

December 7, 2019

This year, Americans spent more money over one Thanksgiving weekend than they have since Black Friday began. In-store shopping grew 4.2% from 2018, and online spending reached a record high of over $11 billion between Thursday and Friday. Many travelled long distances for big sales, collectively spending much more on clothes, sporting goods an...

Christopherson: Utah Should Recycle Water Before Pushing Wasteful Projects

Christopherson: Utah Should Recycle Water Before Pushing Wasteful Projects

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

December 3, 2019

Six months after a change in leadership at the Utah Division of Water Resources, little seems to have changed regarding the organization’s projects and priorities. The Lake Powell Pipeline and Bear River Development are the only two projects listed on their website, despite criticisms that these ex...

Christopherson: Children’s Sports Shouldn’t Play On Bad Air Days

Christopherson: Children’s Sports Shouldn’t Play On Bad Air Days

By Nain Christopherson, Opinion Writer

November 22, 2019

Everyone knows that Utah has terrible air. In 2017, the American Lung Association ranked Salt Lake City’s air quality “the sixth worst in the nation,” which will not surprise anyone who lives here. Pollution is as much a part of our lives and consciousness as the beautiful mountains or the state...

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