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Shadley: The U Didn’t Prepare You for a Sustainable Career, but You Don’t Have to Accept That

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer October 26, 2021

  All too often, corporations and governments pass off climate action to the consumer. While there are actions each of us can take to shop and buy sustainably, the biggest ecological problem...

Mushrooms for sale at the downtown farmers market at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City on Oct. 2, 2021. (Photo by Jack Gambassi | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The University of Utah Should Start a Mycology Center

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer October 21, 2021

  Just below the surface of our world lies the vast, unexplored world of fungi. There are an estimated 5.1 million species of fungi weaved into the soil, water and other living organisms that inhabit...

Spider webs stretch across sage brush and rabbit brush on either side of the causeway at Antelope Island State Park in Syracuse, Utah on July 27, 2021. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Linnabary: BLM Headquarters Move Equals More Beltway Bureaucracy

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer October 20, 2021

  The Biden Administration is moving the headquarters of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) back to Washington D.C. The decision was made in lieu of the Trump Administration's controversial choice...

Two hikers on a trail by Red Butte Creek in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 13th, 2021. (Photo by Xiangyao Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The U Should Facilitate More Outdoor Opportunities for Students

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer October 14, 2021

  Over the past year, we’ve jumped from a semester almost entirely online to a semester where we spend most days on campus. The former forced us to remain tethered to technology, blurring the...

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Buening: COVID-19 Has Environmental Takeaways

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor October 1, 2021

  COVID-19, while catastrophic and disruptive in many ways, forced the world to drastically change its patterns. COVID-era protocols gave us a glimpse into our relationship with and dependence...

Elysa Jackman wanders around the Wheeler Farm Farmers Market located in Murray, Utah on Sept. 26, 2021. (Photo by Langley Hayman| The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Kincart & Soter: Tackling the Tote Bag Trend

By Sydney Kincart and Theadora Soter September 30, 2021

  Recently, a tote bag craze swept the nation. It seems like everywhere you look there is a cute cotton tote — even on our shoulders. They are stylish, convenient and roomy. We love to bring...

Arches National Park, near Moab. (Photo by Cassandra Palor | Daily Utah Chronical)

Linnabary: Utah’s Economic Growth Depends on the Outdoors

By Ian Linnabary, Opinion Writer September 23, 2021

  In Utah, outdoor recreation contributes roughly $6.4 billion to the economy and employs 83,000 people. It is also recognized as the primary driver of Utah’s budding tourism industry. That...

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, Opinion Writer 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 Axe Tang | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

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,...