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A busy bee working at the Off-Broadway Wasatch Community Garden in Salt Lake City on September 15th, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Saifee: Saving the Bees in the Beehive State

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Writer February 20, 2021

  In the 1980s, a fifth-grade class lobbied for the honeybee to become Utah's official state insect, further cementing our identity as the Beehive State. Currently, Utah is home to over 1,000 native...

Traffic in in Little Cottonwood Canyon outside Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (Photo by Kiffer Creveling)

Saifee: Pump the Brakes on EV Registration Fee Increases

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Writer February 13, 2021

  Residents of the Salt Lake valley are no stranger to poor air quality. Inversions are commonplace — clouding the valley with a thick, dark smog that severely affects human health. Each year...

(Fire in Neff Canyon on Sept. 22, 2020 | Photo Courtesy of Sue Oldroyd)

Shadley: How To Address Utah’s Wildfires, Air Quality, and Climate Change All at Once

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer January 30, 2021

  Last summer, outdoor activities were the only refuge from COVID-19, but the 2020 wildfire season made even that a danger to our health. Whether indoors or out, every breath posed a threat. While...

Outside of the Natural History Museum of Utah on January 22, 2021. (Tom Denton | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Reese: The U Needs to Break Up with Rio Tinto

By Isaac Reese, Opinion Writer January 26, 2021

  In the weeks just prior to President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Trump administration moved quickly to sell sacred Apache land to Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto. The move was met...

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Editorial: You Should Care About the 2021 Legislative Session

  Today the Utah State Legislature begins its annual General Session, where our senators and representatives will meet to vote on hundreds of bills and resolutions to shape the future of our state....

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Kincart: Stop Using “Women in STEM” Rhetoric

By Sydney Kincart, Opinion Writer January 3, 2021

  As an academically ambitious high school student, I was pushed to join the robotics team. I relished in a community of peers similarly driven to use problem-solving and critical thinking skills....

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Saifee: Deb Haaland is the Transformative Leader We Need

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Writer December 30, 2020

  "Climate change is the challenge of our lifetime," said Rep. Deb Haaland, Biden's nominee for Secretary of the Interior Department. A welcome change, as the past four years have been dominated...

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Letter: Utah Needs to Reduce Its Plastic Consumption

By Samar Alzadjali December 13, 2020

  Plastic bag consumption is increasing as populations and needs are increasing. “Around 4 to 5 trillion plastic bags were created in 2002” and “roughly 80% of those bags were used in North...

Cars parked in a campus parking lot. Chronicle archives.

Letter: Why Emissions Testing May Do More Harm Than Good

By Gabrielle Adkison December 11, 2020

  Don’t get me wrong, the idea behind emissions testing is perfectly sound and I am in full support of taking measures to improve our air quality. Yet, I must admit that I have some serious concerns...

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

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Saifee: The True Costs of Poor Air Quality

By Zahra Saifee, Opinion Writer December 7, 2020

  Salt Lake City is home to the best snow on earth, countless hiking trails and beautiful mountains. But its alluring outdoor landscape and community can never overshadow the notoriously awful...

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