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Guantanamo Bay Should Be Turned Into An Ecological Center

Guantanamo Bay Should Be Turned Into An Ecological Center

April 4, 2016

Under the Warsaw Pact, Cuba sent rum and sugar to fellow communist countries in exchange for food, oil, machinery and petrochemicals (like pesticides and fertilizers). But when the Iron Curtain fell, assistance was cut off and Cuba became unable to afford the fertilizers, pesticides and modern industrialization...

Head to Head: Should the U Drop Its Investments in Fossil Fuel Industries?

Head to Head: Should the U Drop Its Investments in Fossil Fuel Industries?

March 24, 2016

Divestment at the U Would Spark a Renewable Energy Revolution by Jonathan Park You know the old adage ‘money makes the world turn’? When invested irresponsibly, money also has the power to make the world burn. Manmade greenhouse gases (GHG), generated by burning fossil fuels, are heating thi...

Op-Ed: U Hosts Session to Consider Fossil Fuel Divestment

Op-Ed: U Hosts Session to Consider Fossil Fuel Divestment

March 24, 2016

Facilitator-led small group discussions among faculty, staff and students on Friday, March 25 will provide feedback to the University of Utah Academic Senate Ad Hoc Re­Investment Dialogue Committee on whether or not the university should consider divesting its endowment from fossil fuels. The ad­...

Go Green Even After Death

Go Green Even After Death

March 21, 2016

All organisms that live, die and return to the soil are recycled into new life. In nature, nothing is wasted. Humans have detached ourselves from all things natural, even in death. We are awakening to the implications of our dissonance from nature, however, and with that understanding comes social responsibility...

The Ego and the Selfie: How One Dolphin Did Not Deserve to Die

The Ego and the Selfie: How One Dolphin Did Not Deserve to Die

February 29, 2016

The situation has little nuance: on a beach in Santa Teresita, Argentina, a herd of tourists pulled a few rare adolescent dolphins from the ocean and caused the negligent death of at least one. Once the camera-laden crowd finished what it set out to do — obtain the perfect dolphin selfie — the marine...

Lake Powell Pipeline Project Ignores More Viable Water Conservation Options

Lake Powell Pipeline Project Ignores More Viable Water Conservation Options

February 22, 2016

Written by Kyle Criddle For years, Utah’s elected officials have deluded the public into believing the state is running out of water, and for years people like you and me have believed them. In the eyes of the Division of Water Resources, the answer to our water crises is contingent upon the impl...

The U.S. Needs to Lose the Ego Trip Because It Is Doing Environmentalism Wrong

The U.S. Needs to Lose the Ego Trip Because It Is Doing Environmentalism Wrong

February 16, 2016

Americana is a brand built by industry and powered by coal. Our heritage is polluted by our past of conquering native lands and peoples. Our image as a political superpower was formed, in part, when we dropped atomic bombs on Japan, decimating 220,000 civilians while simultaneously creating a radioactive...

We Must Take Steps to Regulate Overfishing or Else Face Fish-mageddon

We Must Take Steps to Regulate Overfishing or Else Face Fish-mageddon

February 12, 2016

It turns out one of the most accurate scenes in all of Pixar history is when Nemo convinces an entire net of fish to escape capture by synchronously swimming down. Not that fish regularly break a boat’s rigging in their effort to escape — in fact, quite the opposite. The truth of that scene lies...

Money Can’t Buy an Environmental Conscience: Celebrities Need to Go Green, Stay Green

Money Can’t Buy an Environmental Conscience: Celebrities Need to Go Green, Stay Green

February 11, 2016

Paul G. Allen is not a name that is easily recognizable, but let’s put it this way — if Microsoft were a band, Bill Gates would be the lead singer, and Allen would be the drummer. Aside from being co-founders of one of the biggest companies ever, Allen and Gates still share a lot in common: They...

Plastic Must Not Replace Fish as Ocean’s Most Prevalent Fixture

Plastic Must Not Replace Fish as Ocean’s Most Prevalent Fixture

February 11, 2016

Last year was a year full of climactic and environmental disturbances. It was the hottest year on record, not even owing to a particularly nasty El Niño. Rising seas are savagely cutting away at islands. Deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels are, according to an article in Discovery, “leaving...

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