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Cowley: Boycott Greenwashing

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer May 27, 2022

  The public is more environmentally conscious than ever before. According to data collected by Gallup, four out of 10 Americans today worry “a great deal” about the environment. As a result,...

The Nibley Park Golf Course in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. (Rishi Deka | Daily Utah Chronicle)

Lien: It’s Time for Golf Courses to Pay Their Dues

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer May 27, 2022

  I hate golf courses. I think about seed bombing them all the time (I wouldn’t, as it’s illegal, but I often have the thought). They’re a waste of space and water, with only a dozen or...

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Lien: Climate Change Won’t Go Away Without Our Help

By Kayla Lien, Opinion Writer May 20, 2022

  On Earth Day, climate activist Wynn Alan Bruce self-immolated in front of the Supreme Court to protest the inaction done regarding climate change. The media almost totally ignored Bruce’s death,...

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

Cushman: Utah Needs to Wage War on Grass in Public Spaces

By KC Ellen Cushman, Opinion Writer May 20, 2022

  Recently, West Valley City replaced sections of grass at its city hall with artificial turf. After seeing it last well through winter, the municipality voted to officially legalize artificial...

(Photo by Tembela Bohle | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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,”...

(Graphic by Claire Peterson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor 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...