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Mendenhall: Replace Fast Fashion with More Ethical Alternatives

By Addison Mendenhall, Opinion Writer May 13, 2022

  The term “fast fashion” has gained lots of traction in the last few years, but what does it actually mean? Fast fashion consists of fairly cheap “trendy” clothing items that move into...

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Shadley: The U Must Stop Funding Fossil Fuel Research

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer April 29, 2022

  I first learned about the Energy and Geoscience Institute when I co-authored an article with Isaac Reese about democratizing campus. We were stunned to find that a research institute at a public...

The Milky Way at Arches National Park in Moab, Utah on March 10, 2022. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: Protect Dark Skies

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer April 17, 2022

  I’ve lived in cities my whole life. In cities, when the sun goes down, the night sky is replaced by the glow of street lights, late-night drives and overtime shifts. More than just never sleeping,...

The traffic snake shows itself as skiers and snowboarders try to drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon on a snow day on Friday, Feb. 18, 2022. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Linnabary: Powerful Action from Students for the Wasatch

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer April 4, 2022

  If you're reading this, it's safe to say you live on the Wasatch front, or at least know someone who does. One thing that makes living on the Wasatch front so desirable is its easy access to...

The Water Conservation section at Red Butte Garden displays a variety of plants that thrive in Utahs dry climate on Friday, July 2, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cushman: Stricter Drought Regulations Aren’t Optional Anymore

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer March 15, 2022

  In 2021, 90% of Utah experienced extreme drought. These drought conditions extended from 22 years of drought across much of the western United States. Scientists referred to this as a “megadrought,”...

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Buening: Carbon Sequestration Isn’t a Climate Cure-all

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer March 5, 2022

  Rep. Keven Stratton and Sen. David Hinkins, members of the Majority in the Utah House, have sponsored a new concurrent resolution regarding climate change management. H.C.R. 1 — the “Concurrent...

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Shadley: Fight For ‘Free Fares Forever,’ Forever

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer February 25, 2022

  For all of February, Utah’s public transportation is completely free. Whether you’re a student at the U, a healthcare worker, a grocery store employee or simply a human being, your ability...

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Buening: Utah Should Discourage Uranium Exploitation

By Sarah Buening, Opinion Writer February 9, 2022

  As of this article, Senate Concurrent Resolution 3, the Rare Earth Mineral Position, is currently making its way through Utah’s General Legislative Session. The resolution encourages that we...

The droughts effect on campus with view towards the Marriott Library on July, 24 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Bringhurst: Utah Legislature Ignores Climate Change Amid Ongoing Drought

By Maggie Bringhurst, Opinion Writer February 5, 2022

  Utahns have grown increasingly aware of the disastrous implications of the state’s ongoing drought, including the looming threat to the Great Salt Lake. But concerns are largely met with inaction...

The Water Conservation section at Red Butte Garden displays a variety of plants that thrive in Utahs dry climate on Friday, July 2, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cowley: Rip Out Your Lawns

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer February 5, 2022

  I have never lived in a place that didn’t experience some stage of drought. As a person living in a metro area, it’s hard to wrap my head around the damages of prolonged droughts, not only...