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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, Assistant Opinion Editor 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...

Antelope Island as viewed from the causeway on Feb. 1, 2022. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Linnabary: Utah Is a Conservation Leader

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer February 5, 2022

  Utah’s natural wonders have made it a prosperous state. From the Great Salt Lake to Delicate Arch to Zion Canyon, the state’s unique features have drawn in nature lovers and have helped grow...

(Graphic by Emily Christensen | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The Legislature’s Attempt to Ban Target Shooting During Fire Season Doesn’t Do Much

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer February 2, 2022

  The 2021 fire season started two weeks earlier than normal in Utah. Hotter and drier summers continue to bring severe drought conditions. And our neighboring state, Colorado, just suffered a...

An overview of the Salt Lake Valley showing the a layer of pollution over the city. Image was taken near H-Rock in Salt Lake City, Utah on Jan. 27, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Cowley: Air Pollution is Not a New Cause of Death

By Elle Cowley, Opinion Writer, Audio Producer January 28, 2022

  The first time I saw an inversion I just assumed it would dissipate as the day went on as fog does in my home state, but as the week went on it only seemed to get worse. The blanket of haze just...

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Shadley: There’s No Such Thing As ‘Green’ Cryptocurrency

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer January 23, 2022

  In just seven years, the price of Bitcoin has skyrocketed from roughly $250 to over $42,000. If 15-year-old me had scrounged together $1,000, my whole college tuition and living expenses would...

Gardening at Legacy of Lowell Saturday Service Project 2017. Courtesy of the Bennion Center

Buening: Gardening Is a Form of Resistance

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor January 15, 2022

  How often, when we purchase food from the store, do we stop and think about how it got there? For those of us that buy exclusively from supermarkets, probably not very often. But food is essential...

Linnabary: Chinas Emissions Are Out of Control

Linnabary: China’s Emissions Are Out of Control

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer December 30, 2021

  World leaders, climate scientists and activists recently gathered in Glasgow for the COP26 Conference to show solidarity in preventing and strategizing against climate change. The United States,...