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Mill Creek located in Mueller Park Canyon, Utah on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: The Sound of Silence

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer September 1, 2021

  Finding a location free from human interference has become an increasingly difficult task. Even in the most remote places, the physical landscape is littered with evidence of our industrialized...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening: Rally Behind These Green Initiatives

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor August 19, 2021

  In February 2021, the United Nations released a climate action report, officially declaring a “red alert” for our planet. The report stated that nations are “nowhere close” to the level...

(Graphic by Cyan Larson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Soter: Dear Local Officials, Save Utah’s Air

By Theadora Soter, Multimedia Managing Editor August 19, 2021

  I have lived in Salt Lake City for 19 years, but I’ve never experienced worse air quality than during the first week of August 2021. When I opened my window, I thought my neighbors just lit...

A view of the smoke covered peak of Mt. Olympus. Image was taken on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. (Photo by Kevin Cody | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Brown: Wildfires Aren’t Just a Climate Change Issue

By Jackson Brown, Opinion Writer August 13, 2021

  One of my earliest memories is driving home from a family reunion in southern Utah during a raging wildfire. The stinging smell of smoke and the heat radiating throughout the car is imprinted...

A fifth-grade science class joins FRIENDS of Great Salt Lake on a field trip to learn about the lakes ecosystem at Antelope Island State Park on June 24, 2020. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: Expand Outdoor Education This Fall

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer August 12, 2021

  Low vaccination rates and the emerging Delta variant have caused COVID-19 cases to rise in Salt Lake City. As in-person schooling resumes, Salt Lake City's school district must once again utilize...

A bee collects nectar from a Rocky Mountain bee plant (Cleome Serrulata) at Red Butte Garden on Thursday, July 29, 2021. (Photo by Brooklyn Critchley | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening: Protect our Pollinators

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor August 7, 2021

  Pollinators are some of the world’s most beautiful and essential species, and their continuing endangerment should alarm everyone. Although not everyone can be a pollinator expert, everyone...

Boats pulled out of the marina at the Great Salt Lake State Park due to low water levels in Magna, Utah on July 28, 2021. (Photo by Gwen Christopherson | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Shadley: We Must Adapt to Save the Great Salt Lake

By Will Shadley, Opinion Writer August 6, 2021

  Salt Lake City’s namesake faces an existential threat. The expansive, briny lake already reached its historic low earlier this summer, on July 26. Most years, the Great Salt Lake doesn’t...

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Buening: First-World Privilege Hinders Climate Action

By Sarah Buening, Assistant Opinion Editor July 30, 2021

  Climate catastrophe media headlines are familiar. Whether it is an oil spill or yet another record-breaking wildfire season, watching the climate crisis unravel has become routine. From my...

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

Shadley & Soter: What’s Worth Watering?

By Will Shadley and Theadora Soter July 29, 2021

  With the Great Salt Lake and surrounding areas reaching their lowest water levels ever, we must reevaluate where our limited water supply goes. The historic drought that has caused these low...

(Graphic by Sydney Stam | The Daily Utah Chronicle)

Buening & Shadley: De-Stigmatizing Climate Policy within the GOP

By Will Shadley and Sarah Buening July 23, 2021

  In 2016, only 2% of people listed climate change as their “most important issue” in determining their pick for president of the United States. Between record-setting wildfire seasons, a global...