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Art Against Doom: Creative Activism in the Face of Climate Change

Art Against Doom: Creative Activism in the Face of Climate Change

By Abigail Bowé

September 18, 2019

  If you've ever taken a course in the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Commons, perhaps you've seen a large installation — up on the second floor — of a quote from pop artist Andy Warhol printed along a wall of frozen clocks. It reads, “They always say time changes things, but you actually have...

Dalley: U Students Should Better Utilize Their Public Transit Passes

Dalley: U Students Should Better Utilize Their Public Transit Passes

By Nathan Dalley

September 6, 2019

  On any given morning during the school year, a mass of University of Utah students and faculty step onto public transportation. In fact, around one-third of faculty and students ride public transit to campus every day. UTA and the U have worked as a partnership before the first TRAX line e...

Scott: Clean the Air by Switching to Your Bike

Scott: Clean the Air by Switching to Your Bike

By Elise Scott

September 5, 2019

  The University of Utah is absolutely beautiful this time of year. Sharp architectural silhouettes, clusters of trees and bright lawns frame its picturesque open spaces, providing students a relieving glimpse of mountains and cityscape between classes. Unfortunately, these scenic views are n...

Amazon Fires Burn While Brazilian Government Stalls: U Professors Weigh In

Amazon Fires Burn While Brazilian Government Stalls: U Professors Weigh In

By Jacob Rueda

September 3, 2019

  As fires in the Amazon rainforest continue to steadily grow, political upheaval in Brazil's government is preventing any immediate action to take place to help control these fires. Brazil’s National Institute of Space Research (INPE) website reports that 46.6% of the Amazon fires are occurring...

Improved Ties with the Governor and Downtown Development Addressed in Televised SLC Mayoral Debate

Improved Ties with the Governor and Downtown Development Addressed in Televised SLC Mayoral Debate

By Miacel Spotted Elk

July 16, 2019

  On Monday, July 15, Salt Lake City’s mayoral candidates gathered for a debate hosted by the Pioneer Park Coalition. Broadcast by KSL-TV and live-streamed on Facebook, the forum was moderated by radio host Doug Jones.  All eight candidates — Jim Dabakis, Luz Escamilla, David Garbett, Richar...

Barron: Utahns Must Take Initiative Against Smog Instead of Sitting In It

Barron: Utahns Must Take Initiative Against Smog Instead of Sitting In It

By Morgan Barron

May 10, 2019

Air pollution is responsible for 6.4 million annual deaths worldwide, a statistic that does not exclude Utahns. A state-sponsored report, Air Pollution and Public Health in Utah, links the Wasatch Front’s infamous inversion to serious health issues, which range from asthma and cardiovascular disease to renal disease. The winter’s bad air also hurts Uta...

Air Quality and Athletes: How Inversion Affects Training

Air Quality and Athletes: How Inversion Affects Training

By Casey Overfield

January 18, 2019

  The University of Utah is the flagship university for the state of Utah and is located in the heart of Salt Lake City, a city known for its professional sports teams, ski resorts, national parks and poor air quality.   In the years 2012 to 2014, a 2017 Salt Lake Tribune article reveals that ...

U Health Research Finds Link Between Air Pollution and Risk of Miscarriage

U Health Research Finds Link Between Air Pollution and Risk of Miscarriage

By Connor Applegate

January 18, 2019

  A research report from University of Utah Health published at the end of this last year found that pregnant women living along the Wasatch Front are at an increased risk for miscarriage following short-term exposure to air pollution. The paper examines a study conducted by the U of 1,300 women (al...

Beware of Inversions: How a Weather Phenomenon May Hinder Student Life

Beware of Inversions: How a Weather Phenomenon May Hinder Student Life

By Katelyn Collett

January 16, 2019

  As the semester commences, a temperature inversion settles upon the Utah Valley. According to the Utah Department of Health, an inversion occurs when “a layer of warmer air aloft traps air near the ground and prevents mixing.” It creates a look similar to fog but is made of pollution an...

A Look at Pollution Indoors

A Look at Pollution Indoors

By Mackenzie McDermott

October 18, 2018

  The Salt Lake–Provo–Orem area took number eight on the 2018 list of highest short-term particle pollution in the nation and 18 for worst ozone by the American Lung Association. That pollution does not stop at the door. Engineers from the University of Utah’s School of Computing and the D...

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