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Buening: What You Need to Know About COP26

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer December 1, 2021

  In 1995, the first Conference of the Parties (COP) was held. Since then, world leaders have gathered to collaborate on solutions to the climate crisis. The 26th United Nations Climate Change...

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Buening: Fossil Fuel Corporations Subvert Democracy

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer November 12, 2021

  On Oct. 28, 2021, executives from four major oil companies appeared before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Under oath and before Congress, the leaders of ExxonMobil, Shell, Chevron...

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Buening: We’re the Clean Energy Generation

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer November 4, 2021

  In Utah, we have access to many diverse landscapes, from canyons to mountains, deserts to salt flats. With this variance comes unique growth opportunities. Currently, our state is powered...

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Soter: Masks Are Saving Lives but Killing the Environment

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer November 4, 2021

  I know you don’t want to, but we’ve got to talk about masks. Much to everyone’s dismay, the COVID-19 pandemic is not going away anytime soon. This is especially true in Utah where case...

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Saifee: The Inland Port Started with the U, and Should End with You

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Editor October 29, 2021

  The University of Utah sits at the base of the foothills and peers down into the valley. Oftentimes, the U feels like a bubble, disconnected from the rest of Salt Lake City. But the...

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Bringhurst: The Hungry Student Is More than a Stereotype

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer October 29, 2021

  Since the first day of the semester, the University of Utah’s Feed U Pantry has welcomed almost two hundred hungry new clients. On a larger scale, millions of people around the world...

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Shadley: We Need Less Parking on Campus

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer October 28, 2021

  After a short reprieve during the pandemic, parking on campus has once again become wildly competitive. With 60,000 students, faculty and staff returning to campus, the U’s parking lots fill...

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Shadley: The U Didn’t Prepare You for a Sustainable Career, but You Don’t Have to Accept That

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer October 26, 2021

  All too often, corporations and governments pass off climate action to the consumer. While there are actions each of us can take to shop and buy sustainably, the biggest ecological problem...

Mushrooms for sale at the downtown farmers market at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City on Oct. 2, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The University of Utah Should Start a Mycology Center

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer October 21, 2021

  Just below the surface of our world lies the vast, unexplored world of fungi. There are an estimated 5.1 million species of fungi weaved into the soil, water and other living organisms that inhabit...

Spider webs stretch across sage brush and rabbit brush on either side of the causeway at Antelope Island State Park in Syracuse, Utah on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Linnabary: BLM Headquarters Move Equals More Beltway Bureaucracy

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer October 20, 2021

  The Biden Administration is moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) back to Washington D.C. The decision was made in lieu of the Trump Administration's controversial choice...