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Starr: If Utah Ski Resorts Don’t Collect Fees, The Snow Will Pay The Price

Starr: If Utah Ski Resorts Don’t Collect Fees, The Snow Will Pay The Price

By Kennedie Starr

October 29, 2019

The “greatest snow on Earth” is at risk of becoming run-of-the-mill. The 2018 ski season resulted in one of the highest skier-spending years since 2010, despite the year’s lower than average snowfall. There is no question about the popularity of Utah’s renowned powder, but responsibility of k...

Barron: Utahns Must Demand Conservation over Recreation

Barron: Utahns Must Demand Conservation over Recreation

By Morgan Barron

October 26, 2019

The Yellowstone Act of 1872 established our country’s first national park, dedicating Yellowstone and all future parks to be “for the benefit and enjoyment of the people.” It also tasked the Secretary of the Interior with the duty to make "rules and regulations... necessary or proper for the care and m...

Starr: Want to Help the Environment? Grow and Shop Local.

Starr: Want to Help the Environment? Grow and Shop Local.

By Kennedie Starr

October 26, 2019

It is understandable to feel fatigued by the constant reporting on the challenges of climate change. Are rising seas, dwindling bee populations and bleak UN reports on the state of the global environment bringing you down? If so, it might be helpful to use the negative feelings you’re housing as activators for simple changes to your daily routine. Take, for exam...

Barron: Wildlife Can Find Refuge Within Zoos

Barron: Wildlife Can Find Refuge Within Zoos

By Morgan Barron

October 3, 2019

This past weekend, I took my younger sister to the Hogle Zoo. We watched the polar bear play with a big floaty toy, learned about the zoo's research into a fungus affecting Utah’s boreal toad population and looked at art installations made from trash collected from beaches in Oregon. Before we left, my s...

Chavez: Examine the Language We Use to Describe Climate Change

Chavez: Examine the Language We Use to Describe Climate Change

By Paij Chavez

September 30, 2019

Studying the impact of climate science communication — the language people use to describe climate-related issues — may lead to more productive conversations about climate change. There is a scientific consensus that Earth’s climate is warming and human activity is a contributing factor. Ideally, this means it could be addresse...

Christopherson: The Climate Crisis Demands Personal Sacrifice

Christopherson: The Climate Crisis Demands Personal Sacrifice

By Nain Christopherson

September 24, 2019

Ethan Petersen is a first-year student at the University of Utah’s School of Medicine. He’s also been arrested twice this year in protests against Salt Lake City’s impending inland port as an activist with Civil Riot. The group takes issue with the port for a number of reasons, but environment...

Starr: Utah’s Environment Should Not Pay the Price of Off-Road Recreation

Starr: Utah’s Environment Should Not Pay the Price of Off-Road Recreation

By Kennedie Starr

September 22, 2019

The Factory Butte Special Recreation Management Area, a lesser-known public land treasure of Utah, is facing challenges from the Bureau of Land Management, the very agency which is supposed to be in charge of its protection. In 2006, the BLM made the decision to disallow off-highway vehicles in the Factory Butte area near Hanksville, Utah. That protective ord...

Barron: What Goes Down the Toilet Can Have a Crappy Effect On the Environment

Barron: What Goes Down the Toilet Can Have a Crappy Effect On the Environment

By Morgan Barron

September 10, 2019

When you think of an environmental warrior, you may think of Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez or teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg. Among the last things you might think of are the cutesy bathroom signs in freshman dorms that remind students not to flush underwear ⁠— or roommate ...

Starr: The Bear River Project Threatens the Great Salt Lake

Starr: The Bear River Project Threatens the Great Salt Lake

By Kennedie Starr

September 10, 2019

Many people think of the Great Salt Lake as shallow, smelly and somewhat useless body of water. With lackluster opportunities for fishing or boating — although some open water enthusiasts enjoy challenging swims within it - the lake seems more a source of endless brine flies and shrimp than anything els...

Dalley: U Students Should Better Utilize Their Public Transit Passes

Dalley: U Students Should Better Utilize Their Public Transit Passes

By Nathan Dalley

September 6, 2019

  On any given morning during the school year, a mass of University of Utah students and faculty step onto public transportation. In fact, around one-third of faculty and students ride public transit to campus every day. UTA and the U have worked as a partnership before the first TRAX line e...

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