The Daily Utah Chronicle

Scott: Every Person Matters in the Fight Against Pollution,

Scott: Every Person Matters in the Fight Against Pollution,

By Elise Scott, Opinion Editor

January 17, 2019

  As concerns over Utah’s water, weather and air increase, residents seem to breathe a sigh of relief when they see that a fresh snowstorm is on its way. Utah’s snowpack relies on a regular precipitation schedule to provide the water that hydrates the state throughout the year, especially...

Barron: Indigenous People and Climate Change

Barron: Indigenous People and Climate Change

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

December 4, 2018

  By 1996, the Hopi people had already endured a 10-year drought, but the drought’s grasp kept tightening. Only an inch of rain had fallen since the previous August. Shungopavi, one of the three villages on the Arizona reservation, was described by inhabitants and government officials as a ...

Barron: An Open Letter to Senator Mitt Romney on Public Lands

Barron: An Open Letter to Senator Mitt Romney on Public Lands

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

November 22, 2018

  Dear Senator-Elect Mitt Romney, Congratulations on your campaign win. I can only imagine the excitement, anxiety and pressure you must feel as you prepare for your first true debut in Washington. In your victory speech given to a jubilant crowd in Orem, you said, “I will work with good men...

Brown: Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day Highlights Chaotic Consumer Perception of Industrial Livestock Production

Brown: Chick-fil-A’s Cow Appreciation Day Highlights Chaotic Consumer Perception of Industrial Livestock Production

By Jacob Brown

September 11, 2018

Every July 10th since 2004, thousands of people put on polka dot patterned jumpsuits, don homemade cow ears and congregate at their nearest Chick-fil-A restaurant to get a free meal at any of the 2,200 plus participating franchise stores across America. The reason for the celebration? "Cow Appreciat...

Barron: Utah Lake Restoration Project Needs to Finish its Homework

Barron: Utah Lake Restoration Project Needs to Finish its Homework

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

March 12, 2018

In 2060, I will be celebrating my sixty-second birthday. Maybe we will finally have the hoverboards promised in "Back to the Future," and maybe the cliche "world peace" John Lennon sang almost a hundred years prior. If geology, the State of Utah and luck work in Todd Parker’s favor, I could be living on a m...

Barron: Cut-Off Coal, Invest in Renewable Energy

Barron: Cut-Off Coal, Invest in Renewable Energy

By Morgan Barron, Opinion Writer

February 25, 2018

I lived in rural West Virginia for part of 2017. I ate my first “proper” biscuit, attended a bluegrass concert in a cave and came home with a slight southern drawl. During my stay, I spent plenty of time driving through the Appalachians to make weekly trips to the closest Walmart, well over an h...

Coleman: Reducing Environmental Footprints this Inversion Season

Coleman: Reducing Environmental Footprints this Inversion Season

By Nicholas Coleman

February 11, 2018

Nothing symbolizes Utah better during the winter than rocky mid-season trails, tremendous tourist traffic and the incessant inversions. Although the specific geography of the Salt Lake Valley makes inversions an inescapable part of reality for Utahns, the local community can control how many pollutants...

H2H: Is Public Transportation Worth It?

H2H: Is Public Transportation Worth It?

By Shaelyn Barber and Paul Braden

February 7, 2018

Public Transit Saves the Planet By Shaelyn Barber Each winter, Utah’s infamous inversion hovers over the Salt Lake Valley, filling it with smog so dense it’s more edible than breathable. Utah is often hailed as an outdoor wonderland, but air within the valley stands contrary to this image. La...

Foglesong: Wilderness Warms the Soul

Foglesong: Wilderness Warms the Soul

By Samuel Foglesong

January 15, 2018

Our species differs from others in how we value the natural world. On one hand, some people view nature in terms of the value of the resources it provides and others in terms of the intrinsic value of nature itself. To be fair, there is some overlap in these value systems, but it is safe to say most...

Barber: Moab Madness Everyone Should Experience

Barber: Moab Madness Everyone Should Experience

By Shaelyn Barber

January 15, 2018

The minute I poked my head through the flaps of the old spring bar tent I knew it was worth it. Red-orange dirt glistened with frost. Sagebrush, juniper and yucca plants defied the snowy landscape with their bursts of green. Cotton candy clouds floated against the pristine cerulean sky. I stepped outside...

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