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Environment

Pollution plume from Siberia mixing with clouds in the Arctic in July 2012. Contour lines indicate carbon monoxide concentrations. Ice clouds appear blue and liquid clouds appear white and gray. Credit: MODIS/NASA/Quentin Coopman.

Linnabary: Utah Leaders Should Embrace The Baker-Shultz Plan

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer September 15, 2021

  The Sixth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, has released its sixth series of reports on the climate crisis. The Guardian said the report...

The Dinwoodey Mansion in Salt Lake City on September 6, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Salt Lake City is Bulldozing Invaluable History

By Maggie Bringhurst September 9, 2021

  Silk dresses and fedoras peppered the crowd. Tiffany chandeliers sparkled overhead. Abbott & Costello dazzled the audience with “Who’s on First,” an iconic comedy routine. Such vaudeville...

Jamie McDonald reads a book by Little Cottonwood Creek in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah on Sept. 5, 2021. (Photo by Xiangyao

Forth: Gondolas Will Ruin Little Cottonwood Canyon

By Kate Forth, Opinion Writer September 7, 2021

  Little Cottonwood Canyon’s winding roads, majestic mountains, mighty pines and pristine lakes make it a prime location for outdoor recreation. Seeing the wildflowers bloom in the summer,...

Mill Creek located in Mueller Park Canyon, Utah on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The Sound of Silence

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  Finding a location free from human interference has become an increasingly difficult task. Even in the most remote places, the physical landscape is littered with evidence of our industrialized...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening: Rally Behind These Green Initiatives

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer August 19, 2021

  In February 2021, the United Nations released a climate action report, officially declaring a “red alert” for our planet. The report stated that nations are “nowhere close” to the level...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Dear Local Officials, Save Utah’s Air

By Theadora Soter, Opinion Writer August 19, 2021

  I have lived in Salt Lake City for 19 years, but I’ve never experienced worse air quality than during the first week of August 2021. When I opened my window, I thought my neighbors just lit...

A view of the smoke covered peak of Mt. Olympus. Image was taken on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Brown: Wildfires Aren’t Just a Climate Change Issue

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer August 13, 2021

  One of my earliest memories is driving home from a family reunion in southern Utah during a raging wildfire. The stinging smell of smoke and the heat radiating throughout the car is imprinted...

A fifth-grade science class joins FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake on a field trip to learn about the lake's ecosystem at Antelope Island State Park on June 24, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: Expand Outdoor Education This Fall

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer August 12, 2021

  Low vaccination rates and the emerging Delta variant have caused COVID-19 cases to rise in Salt Lake City. As in-person schooling resumes, Salt Lake City's school district must once again utilize...

A bee collects nectar from a Rocky Mountain bee plant (Cleome Serrulata) at Red Butte Garden on Thursday, July 29, 2021. (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening: Protect our Pollinators

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer August 7, 2021

  Pollinators are some of the world’s most beautiful and essential species, and their continuing endangerment should alarm everyone. Although not everyone can be a pollinator expert, everyone...

Boats pulled out of the marina at the Great Salt Lake State Park due to low water levels in Magna, Utah on July 28, 2021. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: We Must Adapt to Save the Great Salt Lake

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer August 6, 2021

  Salt Lake City’s namesake faces an existential threat. The expansive, briny lake already reached its historic low earlier this summer, on July 26. Most years, the Great Salt Lake doesn’t...