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Humans Should Respect Animals in Coexistence

Humans Should Respect Animals in Coexistence

By Alisa Patience

April 23, 2017

Humans share the planet with about 8.7 million other species, according to BBC News recent estimates. The Cross River gorilla, Eastern Lowland gorilla, hawksbill turtle, Malayan tiger, Sumatran elephant, blue whale and the monarch butterfly are just some of many endangered species we share earth with....

Fighting Food Waste

Fighting Food Waste

By Bailey Shelden

April 22, 2017

Food waste is not a new topic. Scientists have been looking into it for years and chances are you have seen food waste talked about on the news or in a documentary, yet the issue remains prevalent. The University of Edinburgh conducted a study in February 2017 that found that global food waste is still very much a problem, with over a fifth of food going to waste. Not ...

A Sustainable Future Requires Political Activism

A Sustainable Future Requires Political Activism

By Sean Williams

April 21, 2017

At the heart of the movement for sustainability is a kind of awareness. First, we become aware of the wider world around us and the environmental impact that our actions have. Next, we become aware of the future and how important it is to start protecting our resources today so we have them tomorrow. There is...

Students, Sustainability and Activism: Conrad Anker’s Perspective

Students, Sustainability and Activism: Conrad Anker’s Perspective

By Connor Richards

April 20, 2017

Before he was a world-renowned mountain climber, Conrad Anker was an undergraduate at the University of Utah. A California native, Anker was attracted to Utah by the variety of outdoor activities that the Beehive State has to offer. “If you’re a climber or skier, [the U] is great,” he said. Once...

H2H: Is Overcrowding an Environmental Issue

H2H: Is Overcrowding an Environmental Issue

By Emma Tanner and Dalton Edwards

April 18, 2017

Humans Need to Adjust Practices Dalton Edwards The world’s human population is estimated today to be 7.383 billion, and growing. By the time you read this article, nearly a hundred thousand American newborn infant heads will have hit cradle pillows since the now-time of this article’s concep...

Trump’s Wall Will Wipe Out Wildlife

Trump’s Wall Will Wipe Out Wildlife

By Lydia Morley

April 2, 2017

Current President Donald Trump has proposed something absurd, and it has been a pillar of his platform since the beginning of his campaign. The great wall of Trump would supposedly curb illegal immigration and drug trafficking from our southern neighbors, as well as compensate for Trump’s huge inferiority...

Understanding and Combatting SADs

Understanding and Combatting SADs

By Bailey Shelden

March 25, 2017

Winter is inevitable in Utah. For a large portion of the year Utah will be cold, and it will be dark. As someone from California, I do not welcome winter with open arms, but nevertheless it arrives anyway. And during this seasonal time it is not uncommon to hear mentions of seasonal depression, or...

America’s Infrastructure Needs Better Life Support

America’s Infrastructure Needs Better Life Support

March 3, 2017

America is not only one of the most advanced country on earth, it is also one of the largest — both geographically and in population. With that fact comes a responsibility. To keep everything flowing and everyone fed requires a large and complicated network of roads, rails, pipelines, reservoirs, dams...

Conservation One Drop at a Time

Conservation One Drop at a Time

March 1, 2017

Water is the world’s most valuable life source. Without water, there is no us. So what is going to happen when we get to those last few droplets at the bottom on the lake? We’re running low on snow pack, which means we will run low on water in the upcoming months. Utah is the second driest state...

Why We Protect the Environment

Why We Protect the Environment

February 22, 2017

In government, we rarely notice what’s going well. While corruption and inefficiency take the center stage in political discussions, tangible benefits of government programs are often harder to see. As the new administration promises to massively scale back bureaucracy with less discussion of what will remain in place, it has now become increasingly important to remind ourselves of what these agencies are doing in the first place. Before we cons...

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